NCP car parks to smell of laundry not pee-pee

6 May 2009

Let’s play a quick game of Family Fortunes….

US:  One hundred people were asked ‘What is the smell you most associate with multi-storey car parks?’

[BUZZZZ!]

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.

[Brand Republic]

TOPICS:   Motoring

8 comments

  • Mike H.
    What did the other 65% of people associate their local Multi-Storey with? Shit, puke, stale beer, marijuana, or a heady concotion of all the above odours?
  • James
    have you not already posted this? or am i getting confused with the bbc?
  • Chris
    Surely it'd be better to actually properly clean their car parks, rather than just pumping industrial-strength Febreeze into them?
  • from w.
    I'd rather smell piss than either "laundry" or "leather".
  • Stevie
    The NCP I walk past on the way to work has had strange Bubblegum smell coming from it - this explains it!
  • kitty b.
    NCP are more concerned with charging as much as possible than making their sites a nice place to park, they have reduced the number of cleaning staff and now spray strong chemicals around instead. Their desire for more profit is the only driving force; they are not really concerned with customer service. And as they make more and more sites "Pay & Display" or automatic "Pay on exit" they get rid of more staff that could have helped keep the sites in an acceptable condition and the crime levels down. Ask yourself: -why have they never resized their parking bays when repainting a car park to meet the needs of modern cars/customers but kept them the size of cars from the 60's which were much smaller. How often have you ruined your coat trying to squeeze between your car and the next?? This I know as a fact because I work there, and I can also state they have as little regard for their staff as they do their customers!
  • Feelinitboys
    I THINK THE LAST COMMENT ON HERE FROM "KITTY BURKE" IS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF SHIT I HAVE EVER HERD I ALSO WORK FOR THE COMPANY AND WAS HEADHUNTED TO ASSIST IN SCRUBBING UP ON THE COMPANIES CUSTOMER SERVICE AN I WILL DO JUST THAT HOWEVER CAN YOU PLEASE LEAVE THE COMPANY?? AS ITS FOOLS LIKE YOU THAT MAKE OUR JOBS VERY HARD THE COMPANY DO NOT TRY AND CHARGE MORE AND MORE ( YOU RENT A 7 STORY BUILDING IN THE CITY AND COME TELL ME UR MONTHLY OUT GOINGS I BET YOU WONT EVEN BE ABLE TO STAY OPEN FOR 31 MINS LET ALONE 31 DAYS!!! THE COMPANY DOES MANY LOCAL THINGS TO HELP THE COMMUNITY AND CHARGE MANY LOCAL COMPANIES LOW RATES AS THEY WORK IN THE CITY I THINK THE ABOVE PERSON IF HE OR SHE HAS AN OUNCE OF HONER YOU WILL STEP FORWARD AND TELL US WHO YOU ARE?? I BET YOU DONT
  • Feelinitboys
    ONE MORE THING IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT URINE YOU WILL KNOW YOU CAN CLEAN IT BUT THE SMELL PERMIATES THE CONCREAT SO SAFE CHEMICALS ARE NEEDED TO ASSIST IN THE REMOVAL OF IT SO AGAIN THE STUPID PERSON STATING WE DO NOT CLEAN THEM !! PEOPLE NEED TO FIND OUT FACTS PRIOR TO OPENING THERE GOBS AND ALLOWING THE WORDS (SHIT) TO FALL OUT!

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