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My legs are still killing me
Posted: 21 July 2011 06:38 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Yesterday we had a fire drill but it turned out to be a false alarm.

Anyway, I work on the 23rd floor. So I had to walk down the stairs to get out of the building. At one point my legs were aching and I thought I must be near the ground floor, only to look at the sign saying I was on the 11th floor. Next thing you know I finally get to the ground floor only to see people had already started to go back upstairs.

Today my legs are still letting me know about it.

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Posted: 21 July 2011 07:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Lordy Peter, don’t you remember how we did it as kids?  We sat down on one step and then pushed off and slid the rest of the way down bumpty-bump!

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Posted: 21 July 2011 08:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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hulitoons - 21 July 2011 11:44 AM

Lordy Peter, don’t you remember how we did it as kids?  We sat down on one step and then pushed off and slid the rest of the way down bumpty-bump!

Your childhood must’ve been more exciting than mine grin

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Posted: 21 July 2011 08:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Time to start taking the stairs instead of the elevator!

Try this: For two weeks, walk up or down one floor, then grab the elevator. Then two weeks of two floors, then three, etc. In a year, you’ll be fit and heading up an down those stairs like a pro!

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Posted: 17 August 2011 07:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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It’s happened again. They did another fire drill a couple of days ago. My legs are still complaining from that. Nothing like walking down 23 flights of stairs.

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Posted: 17 August 2011 08:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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It must be your shoes. You need to buy new shoes.

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Posted: 17 August 2011 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Peter, I told you before to sit on the stairs and SLIDE down!

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Posted: 18 August 2011 05:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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hulitoons - 17 August 2011 12:19 PM

Peter, I told you before to sit on the stairs and SLIDE down!

Then it would be a different part of me that’s killing me.

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Posted: 18 August 2011 05:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Tah - 17 August 2011 08:20 AM

It must be your shoes. You need to buy new shoes.

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Never mind I bought 6 pairs not that long ago. Actually it was 4 pairs of shoes and 2 pairs of boots.

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Posted: 18 August 2011 08:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Yes. Hence the wink. wink

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Posted: 18 August 2011 07:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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We had a fire drill yesterday.  I asked one of the safety team members how they handled folks in wheel chairs.  She didn’t know.  I was wondering because we had a person on our floor (third only) who was temporarily on a wheel chair recently.  Three wore me out getting back up because I wasn’t about to wait for the elevator, but a lot of people don’t realize that going down stairs can be more hazardous than going up.

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Posted: 18 August 2011 08:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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You could always invest in a padded toboggan sled.  Hop on it, slide down one flight of steps, scoot along to the top of the next one, slide down, and so on.

Now you probably see, though, why in tall buildings it is often the usual practice to not evacuate the building during a fire.  I remember seeing that it took about half a day to evacuate the World Trade Center back in 1993, and simply walking down the stairs resulted in a bunch of injuries.

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