Watch the ice!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by retched, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. retched

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    I am not the brightest bulb on the tree. I admit it. ;)

    When traversing ice, DO NOT keep your hands in your pockets!

    I did just that, and slipped.

    2 elbows and 1 head SMACKED the ice at a high rate of speed.

    PLEASE be careful.


    I am in some pain.
     
  2. nerdegutta

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    That for being tall and skinny! If your had moved your friends now and then (the weights),maybe your muscles would be so big that you ripped your pockets out, and could protect yourself. :)

    But then again, what are painkillers for?

    I did the same yesterday, moving snow at work. The feet said wosh, and was suddenly in level with my head, and smack down on the left side. Tried to protect myself with the left hand/arm but this went "out back". Not so good. :(
     
  3. Markd77

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    I spent an enjoyable 10 minutes watching an idiot in a 4WD Jag trying to get up the road. It's snow covered but no-one else seemed to be having any problems in 2WD cars. This guy's strategy was to get the revs real high then spin all 4 wheels while going nowhere, then put it in reverse and do the same thing. I expect to see it in a wall next time I go for a walk.
     
  4. Georacer

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    Where I live, I have to travel 2 hours to see snow, so if I fall it will be with consent.
    But I 've had the same accident a couple of time in my village during cold winters.
     
  5. VoodooMojo

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    it is that one tenth of a second in life between when everything is going well and all of a sudden, things are not so well.

    rest well and heal fast.
     
  6. retched

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    Thank you.

    It hurts to type.

    ouch.

    It is amazing how much we use our elbows.. Just before this, I was considering having mine removed. ;)
     
  7. thatoneguy

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    Yep. That hurts, a LOT.

    Experience is the best teacher, though. There have been a few times I've parked, stepped out of the car, and had my feet go out from under me. The new antilock brakes let me know it was slippery, but not THAT slippery.

    Be glad you didn't break your tailbone!
     
  8. JoeJester

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    And if your heading towards the Harbor at Cleveland Ohio ... don't expect to see the West and East harbor light houses ... well, not illuminated anyways .....
     
  9. retched

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    Um....wow.

    That is some serious ice..
     
  10. thatoneguy

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    Global Warming.
     
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