Climbing stairs is good exercise, but in winter or inclement weather, they can be quite dangerous. There is a way to make them safer and that is to install no slip strips.
These are ‘cut to size’ adhesive back and grit striped front, rubber base, all weather strips to be adhered to handicap ramps or stair treads. They help to prevent slipping. Strips can be applied to wood, metal or concrete and are durable, most lasting 2 years or more.
I have used them successfully at my home and on commercial applications. If you are looking to make your outside stairs, ramp or even cellar stairs safer, I recommend these highly. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to install.
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RELATIVE TO LIFE
How does this relate to our life? It is easy to slip, physically, with our words, when writing, while working, when about to win a race, while walking, running, and so on.
The picture shows a common comic possible way to slip; comic in that, it was a favorite scenario in ‘slap-stick’ comedy. Whether in cartoons or portrayed life experience, it seemed funny to some to see this play out.
However, slipping is not really funny. People get hurt badly when they slip.
As we apply this to words (It just slipped out!), we can all easily remember saying something we wish we hadn’t.
An old saying is “Many a slip, twixt the cup and the lip.” Sad is the person who finds them self in this situation.
When we are blogging it is important to make sure we are clearly understood lest we offend unintentionally. If English is NOT our native language, it is even more important that we get what we are saying exactly right. In another language, the wrong tense could mean you are calling someone a prince or a pig. Kinda important to get that right, wouldn’t you say?
SAFETY STRIPS FOR THE LIPS
Putting your hand over your mouth AFTER you said something you wish you hadn’t, is NOT A SAFETY strip. Now an apology is necessary to correct the mistake. What we need is to be more careful BEFORE we speak or write.
This is like proofreading your speech before you speak it. Difficult to do in highly emotional settings.
The Bible has some good direction here:
Book of James, Chapter 1, verse 19 – My dear brothers and sisters, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger, for human anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness.”
This means, to get it right, listen carefully, then be slow to speak and don’t speak in anger. If we practiced this, we would definitely make fewer mistakes. (Might help our Google ratings!)
JOKES THAT ARE NOT JOKES
Have you ever tried to be funny only to get an unexpected negative response from your listeners? When you see that it was NOT funny to them, you might respond, “I was just kidding.” This may or may not clear the air. The best thing is to do what the three frogs in the picture are doing!
Another point is that things that are funny to your culture, may not be funny in another culture, so some ‘no slip strips’ need to be found and applied in daily life.
This may not have been a fun ride, but both types of ‘strips’ can save trouble.
You may have some thoughts or examples you would like to share. Please feel free to leave some of them in comments or reply section below.
Have a great day!