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Initial post: Nov 28, 2012 8:20:39 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 28, 2012 8:21:57 AM PST
T. Cook says:
That's why there's step-by-step instructions on toothpick wrappers, because people can't think for themselves.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:24:02 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 8:25:16 AM PST
Wow. Imagine what you might have broken if you WERE paying attention as you fell down the stairs.

Call me strange, but tumbling down a flight of steps seems like something that just might grab my attention.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:24:34 AM PST
quilt lover says:
Do you seriously think that people take commercials literally? Maybe they should put little lettering at the bottom of the screen:
"Do not try this at home, professional stunt person on a closed course". Hey, I kinda like it ;)

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 8:25:16 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:25:28 AM PST
Yes and I'm surprised there aren't warnings on soda cans that you should wear safety goggles when opening. Soda in the eye is caustic! ;}

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:39:11 AM PST
T. Cannon says:
Life is dangerous but I choose to live with it. I used to read a book while I walked from my off campus apartment to class. I looked up while I crossed the street. I have read things going up and down many different flights of stairs for decades. Never came to any harm.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 8:42:47 AM PST
A while back, there was that story that went around the internet about the video of the woman who was walking through the mall, texting, and she walked straight into a fountain.

Funniest.Thing.Ever.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:50:44 AM PST
GnomeEd says:
There used to be a show called...World of Stupid...Yes, there are people who take commercials seriously. I just hope these people stay out of the gene pool!

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 8:51:05 AM PST
Frank Tuttle says:
We also need to pay attention to capitalization.

The words Girl and Her in the OP shouldn't be capitalized.

I guess *someone* wasn't paying attention...

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 8:52:25 AM PST
I dropped a clamp on a patient's aorta once.

No really, I'm serious. At least I wasn't reading my Kindle though, so it was fine with the head surgeon. In fact, if I recall correctly, his response was something like, "Well, I see that you dropped a sharp instrument on the major artery that's keeping Mrs. Jones alive, but since you were paying attention, it's okay."

Okay, that last part isn't exactly how it ended.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:55:13 AM PST
GnomeEd says:
Well at least you didn't leave it in there...I hope! :O

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:55:49 AM PST
(*glances down at recent scar*) (*shudders*)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:56:10 AM PST
I had a doctor once tell me that the five second rule applies in the OR.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:57:11 AM PST
MommaCat says:
And that's why there's warning labels telling us that coffee could be hot.

People are stupid. Especially the ones that feel the need to tell others that coffee may be hot straight out of the pot or not looking where you're going may be hazardous to your health.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 8:58:39 AM PST
The Blade says:
I think each stair should have a sign, "Don't read this sign while using stairs."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:04:52 AM PST
Cassie Anne says:
Seems reasonable. And we'll need to place signs so they can be read by people going upstairs and downstairs. Or just have one-way staircases so the signage doesn't get too confusing/distracting.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:06:11 AM PST
One way staircases? It sounds like the OP certainly found one way.

(Try the shrimp. I'm here all week.)

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 9:08:38 AM PST
The Blade says:
Ah! That is why the OP fell. He was going Up the Down Staircase. Yes, I know - <groan>

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:13:19 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 9:14:46 AM PST
quilt lover says:
Oooh, that reminds me of Up the Down Staircase, I never read it but it's available on kindle.

ETA: You type much faster than me, Saintly!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:14:11 AM PST
Cassie Anne says:
Clearly someone should have prevented that from happening! Or there should have been sufficient padding to prevent injury.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:15:36 AM PST
Love that book.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:31:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 9:32:36 AM PST
The Blade says:
Having been (in part) a safety manger when I actually had to work for a living, I think we should turn this over to OSHA.

OSHA would, in turn, muddle this issue over and consult frequent stair users for their input. Then, completely ignoring said input, they would come out with a new law that goes something like this (a take on a real OSHA ladder climbing law 1917.118, specific details are exaggerated and text shortened so no one has to post, "INRATS"):

"All Staircases in excess of 12" in height shall be equipped with a protective climbing device. Said device will consist of 2 harnesses - one at top and one at bottom, a connecting device sized to handle a person of at least 500lbs. and at least 6' 8" tall, and a wire rope that goes up the middle, connected to every second stair. User will be required to connect connecting device to said wire and stop, disconnect, move connecting device past wire guide, and then reconnect. Take two steps and repeat until person reaches the top at which time person can remove harness, and device from wire and safely stow away for next use."

The real device, designed for cage enclosed ladders, was actually less safe than simply climbing the ladder.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 9:39:50 AM PST
SeaLevel274 says:
All the internal hallway doors at my old place of work had signs that the door must remain closed at all times. Once I finally got out of there I never went back.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:52:38 AM PST
Cassie Anne says:
>>>The real device, designed for cage enclosed ladders, was actually less safe than simply climbing the ladder.

That doesn't surprise me even a little bit.
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