Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ladder Safety Poster Girl

If you read my blog, you know I like to do home renovations while wearing flip flops. Subsequently, you know that I'm not the best role model when it comes to renovation safety. Keeping this in mind, let's discuss ladder safety, or rather, how NOT  to stand on a ladder.

For example, if you are known for your innate clumsiness, you probably shouldn't stand on a ladder like this:

I know, I know. I'm flying right in the face of common sense. And clearly marked warnings.

What's wrong with this picture??

1. I'm wearing flip flops on a ladder. Dumb, dumb, double dumb. But I would probably wear flip flops while climbing Mt. Everest in the middle of a blizzard if you'd let me.

2. I'm standing on the very top of the ladder. The part that specifically states:

Do I know better? Yes.

Do I still do it when I need to reach that extra foot and don't want to pull out the 8 ft ladder for that one thing? Absolutely.

Have I ever fallen or had issues doing this? No.

Will I probably fall off of a ladder one day in the future?? Most likely.

Will anyone, including myself, feel bad for me when I do? NOPE. They might even say, "I told you so!" and I wouldn't blame them.

So, what about you? Do you follow proper ladder safety protocol?

If so, I'm very proud of you. High five!


  1. Maybe ladder safety defiance comes with the last name? Maybe we can have broken bones together one day... though I certainly hope not. :)

  2. Oh yeah, that looks familiar. Be careful, Crazy!
    I had to say that right!


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