Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Watch your step!


We all know restaurants and stores put those "caution: wet floor" signs out just to cover themselves in case of a lawsuit if someone slips and falls and hurts themselves.  Just like probably everyone else, I tend to tune them out because what's a damp floor going to do?  We walk over freshly mopped floors and drive during the rain all of the time.

My shoes have no-slip soles so I have even more traction than the "average" person and don't even think twice.  And it's true, most of the time there's nothing to worry about... unless oil or grease is involved.  When the two mix, it's a slippery combo no matter what you're wearing.  Today, someone was mopping the kitchen area at work and greasy surfaces are inevitable.  At the same time, I was told to get another container of sweet tea from the fridge.  As I was walking back up front with the heavy, odd-sized container, one of my feet slipped and I fell flat on my hip, hit my knee against the side of a deep fryer, slammed my wrist on the edge of the fryer, and spilled four gallons of sugary, sticky McDonalds sweet tea on me.

Ironically, we don't have those caution signs in the work area.

24 comments:

  1. Damn, sounds like a bad day! Followed

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  2. You should've walked faster. There are actually scientific papers written on how you should walk to avoid hurting yourself when you fall. The techniques are mostly for elderly people though, and if there are a bunch of other objects involved I guess it doesn't do much of a difference anyway.

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  3. I'm sorry mate... maybe you should point that out to your head's office

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  4. Shit man. Although the picture made me laugh. I haven't seen a This is Sparta! for years.

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  5. At least it wasn't hot oil right? They should clean the floors better though, that sucks.

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  6. Sorry to hear that. Hope you weren't hurt really bad.

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  7. you dont have them where you actually need em lol. that sucks man I've had shitty days at work before. not cool.

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  8. I worked in fast food we were warned about slipping in hot oil from the deep fryers, at least you didn't get any serious injuries, but make sure that the incident was noted in case you develop any problems later

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  9. I loled at the pic. THIS IS SPARTA

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  10. hahah nice that made me laugh.
    sucks for some people though!

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  11. Ouch...that was painful to read...

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  12. I used to walk into things all the time at work, we had this massive pan/fryer where it had a handle you flip out to twist and empty it, some nubs would always leave it flipped open, right at shin height :/

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  13. that's too bad. extra careful next time. ^_^

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  14. Lol i love that part of the "300" movie ") that was an awesome movie btw ")

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