The Curtain Rail Mystery

Several weeks ago I asked the question, can anyone offer an explanation why the curtain at the physiotherapist is hung like this?


Having unavoidably cancelled my next physio appoint a couple of times, I finally went back a couple of weeks ago and plucked up the courage to ask. I’m afraid its a very dull answer…

Apparently it’s a bit of an optical illusion: the room has a flat roof that slopes, downward, so the rail is parallel with the floor. Presumably theΒ window is therefore parallel with the roof. Although it looked like it was parallel with the floor to me!

Anyway, if you were wondering – and you probably weren’t – that’s the answer.

Until next time,



18 thoughts on “The Curtain Rail Mystery

  1. A sloping flat roof? Isn’t that an oxymoron?

    Anyway – we have a very old house and barely any of the floors or walls are level so we have sometimes had to make the same sort of decision regarding picture hanging.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. We have a similar dilemma with the hedge in the front garden. The road slopes so do we make it the same height so it looks right from the road, or a sloping height so it looks right from the house, or is that the other way round? Anyway it looks right from the house! I can’t help thinking they should have made it right for the people looking at it in the room.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Glad you’ve done your hedge to suit yourselves and not passers by – after all you’re the one’s putting in the effort.
      Maybe they did the curtain rail like that to distract the patients from the pain being inflicted on them πŸ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to Dartmoor Yarns Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s