Imagine going to a cinema hall and finding the seats facing away from the screen. Or going to a tennis match and finding the seats facing away from the court.
Something similar has happened with two newly installed seaside benches in Porthcawl, Wales.
The benches have sparked off a controversy after it was noticed that they were facing away from the stunning sea view instead of towards it, Wales Online reported.
So instead of the beautiful Welsh coastline, people sitting on the two benches get a pristine view of the road, the traffic on the road, and a hotel across the road. If visitors are particularly desirous of seeing the sea, they have to crane their necks backwards and maintain that position diligently.
Correcting the position of the benches would have been the logical next step, but that didn't happen.
The two benches were suddenly designated as the first dedicated "selfie benches" in the UK.