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Public Safety: Restaurant Repeatedly Blocking Fire Exits??

by Texas Homesteader ~

While traveling out of town to visit my aunt & uncle back in March of this year, RancherMan & I stopped into a very popular tourist restaurant, The Big Texan Steak Ranch. It’s a fun place with lots of energy and the food is delicious. 

Oh and they’ll fill your growler with some of their specialty beers. You know RancherMan is all over that!

And their claim to fame is that if you can eat a whopping 72-oz steak with all the fixin’s in an hour you get your meal for free. (YIKES!) That challenge has been tried (and failed) many times.  A few times someone’s actually been successful! (again, YIKES!) LOL

But as we were sitting at the table enjoying our meal I looked around the room. The dining room is semi-dimly lighted and tables are placed end-to-end in long rows.

But right there by our table was the fire exit. I was shocked to see it was blocked by all manner of table-bussing trash and castaways. There were chunky high chairs stacked so high in front of the fire extinguisher you’d have to don your Superman cape, fly over and somehow move them all just to get to it. 

And the door itself was blocked with chairs, folding trays & menu trash. Wow. With the layout of this large dining room, this could be a disaster waiting to happen!

A Blocked Fire Exit? Wherever you are, in any restaurant - if you SEE something SAY SOMETHING! The Life You Save Could Be Yours! #TexasHomesteader

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Fire Danger: Locked Doors? Blocked Exits? SAY SOMETHING!!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

RancherMan & I were running errands in a nearby town recently and we decided to stop for a quick bite to eat.

It was raining and there were rivers of water running through the parking lot, so a close parking spot was nowhere to be found.

We parked at the end of the building and made a run for the doors. As we finally reached the doors drenched from the rain, RancherMan leaned forward to open the door for me as he always does.

PLUNK” – The door was locked.

OMGosh for the love of PETE – someone please help this make sense for me. Why oh why do so many business have TWO doors to their establishments only to have one locked at all times?? 

And we’ve even run across some businesses that post a permanent sign to inform patrons to use the other door forever! WHY?? (smh)

When you go to a restaurant, do you notice the emergency exits? Are they blocked? Locked?? This is a life-or-death fire safety issue! #TexasHomesteader

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Audio/Visual Advertising Bombardment

by Texas Homesteader

Is it just me, or has the audio level of the advertising sector gotten crazy? 

Picture this: You’re cuddled on the couch watching a romantic movie with your Honey. And after only about 10-15 minutes of movie entertainment it’s time for the station to take an advertising break.

Has anyone else ever noticed the difference in volume level between that movie and a commercial for, say, a car dealership? The movie is at a comfortable listening level but the screaming salesman & flashing BUY NOW of the commercial is crazy.

RancherMan & I both race for the MUTE button on the remote control. It wouldn’t be so bad if they would just talk about their product. But it’s the loud way in which they do so that drives me bonkers.

Has the advertising sector gone completely crazy? Motion-activated audio/visual screens blaring at grocery stores, gas stations and more #TexasHomesteader

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