Obviously nothing to do with
The great big industrial estate next door...
Residents of an estate in Wirral fear house prices might be seriously affected by the revelation that their sleepy corner of Merseyside resembles a giant gentleman's undercarriage when viewed from aloft. The penis-shaped configuration of houses in Wirral The ensemble of Edward Road, George Road and Yeoman Cottages do indeed …
Agreed. I've lived in within 2 miles of this area for 23 years and didn't even know there were houses down there! As you say, I suspect living next to an industrial estate has more of an effect on the house prices than anything else. Oh, and the area floods like buggery at frequent intervals.
I can't imagine many estate agents have ever been asked:
"But what does it look like when viewed from a helicopter or plane? Will my friends who can fly mock me?"
You live on an average street, in a fairly industrial area in the Wirral, was there ever a point in time when people were queuing to buy on this street? No. I think not.
In fact a quick check shows a year on year rise of house sale prices on one of those streets since '06, the one with the nicer houses on it.
You would be flabbergasted, flabbergasted I say, at the loony questions any kind of salesperson is asked. Is the house meteor resistant? Has anyone ever been held prisoner in the basement? If the drain backs up will the shingles on the roof taste good with spicy mustard?
Now, I grant you prior to this event most real estate agents were likely never asked if the shape of the street resembled genitalia, but I bet they will be asked now. The smart ones will say the street was designed to look like a bouquet of flowers and the Internet perverts turned the image wrong way round. I would be willing to bet that sites for helping first time home buyers know what to ask incorporate the question 'does your potential new street look like a giant cock when viewed from above'.
"According to the Telegraph, homeowner Carl Hodge said he and his neighbours had become "a laughing stock" following their exposure on the internet.
He fretted: "I haven't heard of anyone moving out because of it but we are definitely worried it would put off potential buyers if we ever wanted to sell. Who would want to live in the cul-de-sac that everyone is taking the mick out of?""
Has this man left school yet? This folly makes *him* the laughing stock!
Quite apt he lives there.
Get a few hot female porn stars to move in there, since they tend to enjoy things of a phallic nature. once that happens The rest of the houses will go up in price once you let leak that they live there.
I'll be here all week, with more horrible answers to 1st world problems.
I have to work to see the cock+balls there. The balls aren't really visible, and the cock is mishapen. I'm sure there are plenty of roads in the world that look way more like male genitalia.
It's kinda short though - only 6 houses long. And the surroundings don't look all that nice, either. They really should have used condominiums, before putting it in there....
There are lots of pubs called the World's end, because back when Jeremiahs were proclaiming the end of the world on an annual basis, the local reprobates would gather at the pub for one last drink before their eternal damnation. When that didn't happen, they had a few more drinks and renamed the pub.
Anyway, after that ramble, I'd suggest that this estate's local be re-named the Cock and balls. With a perfectly clean pub sign, of course. And a Google maps reference.
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