One common critique of the McMansion is that they are poorly built. The story continues that because they are mass-produced, the materials are bottom of the line so builders don’t have to do anything more than necessary in the search for big profits. This idea was found in a recent story about the decline of Donald Trump’s polling figures:
Public Policy Polling finds Donald Trump’s numbers collapsing like a poorly-built McMansion.
Might some people find this phrase redundant and ask whether McMansions are poorly-built by definition?
Perhaps I am being too literal here but this gets me thinking about how many McMansions have actually collapsed. I would guess that not too many have collapsed on their own so perhaps the more appropriate figures to search for would measure how many McMansions needed major renovations or fixes and then how this data compares to other kinds of homes. Would HGTV, the network always on the search for homes that need help, be a good source for figures? This is probably not the kind of data builders would want to keep and it would be difficult to collate the information from millions of individual homeowners.
And what would be a better metaphor for the collapse of Donald Trump’s polling numbers?