NCP car parks to smell of laundry not pee-pee
US: One hundred people were asked ‘What is the smell you most associate with multi-storey car parks?’
YOU: Urine! It’s urine.
US: Let’s have a look at the board… our survey says… [PING!]… yes, it’s there. Urine is the top answer with… 100! There are no other answers. Just urine. Well done, you go forward on to the Supermatch game. Except that’s from Blankety Blank. Sorry.
In truth though, a recent real survey by NCP car parks has shown that a mere 35% of their customers associated the multi-storey car park with the smell of stale wee-wees. That’s still a pretty bad score and is obviously something that needs to rectified, so NCP have hatched a plan.
From the end of May, four of their car parks will have the smell of freshly-laundered linen pumped into the stairwells following a vote by customers. The other options in the vote included freshly cut grass, hot apple pie, leather and a burning bucket of sheep testicles. Except perhaps that last one.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that tramps will stop using the stairwells as their own personal toilets, so you might still be wading though a small lake of piss on your way to and from the shops, but hey, at least you won’t be able to smell it. And that, surely, is a start.