atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6010: THAT is why.

Here I complained about feeling very unsafe atop a ladder that I had to use in a precarious position. Mind you, the ladder was solid as the Rock of Gibraltar and there was no reason for me to be afraid it would fall or collapse, but as I said at the time the consequences of such a fall could be disastrous, which is why I was so nervous.

"Wimp! You had nothing to worry about! Even if the ladder did dump you, it's only ten feet or so!"

That guy, on his 40th birthday, fell about as far as I would have fallen had the ladder in the staircase dumped me. He did the simulation with the dummy to show everyone what happened, because he didn't have a camera on when it did (or if he did, the footage was unusable for this or that reason).

He broke his femur, badly enough that he had a 6-inch incision in his hip where they operated on him to get him patched back together. From a 10-foot fall.

And he's forty, ten years younger than I am.

* * *

Well, today is the last day of November, already. Where did the month go?

Plus side, while firing up Netflix to watch another ep of Hinterland the other day (Welsh name: Y Gwyll) I saw that Broadchurch season 3 has already made it there. So once I'm finished with Y Gwyll's 3rd season I'll have that to watch.

Interestingly enough, Y Gwyll means "the Dusk". And here I thought I'd learned the Welsh word for "hinterland". Looks like they use "Y" for "the", anyway.

* * *

Well, I'm starting to look forward to Christmas. I guess that's something.

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