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Old 02-18-2015, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post
I agree with several of you that there is certainly a potential to fall and be injured, and that it is very important to take care with correct ladder placement. Also, if one works in the emergency room of a hospital, or as an x-ray tech, one will see tragic injuries which give one pause, as someone talked about. Or if one knows someone personally whose life has been altered by a fall from a ladder, it's something one will not forget.

But the same can be said about injuries in car accidents or falls in the bathtub. Of course a normal life is less affected by staying off ladders than by refusing to ride in or drive cars.

But when all that is said and considered, there is an underlying apprehension, perhaps a phobia as one poster discussed. Underlying attitudes are often deep-seated, and often formed in childhood. Fear of heights is a commonly known fear.

I suppose I just never picked up a nervousness about being on ladders, unless I'm WAY, WAY up there as I mentioned in the OP.
Someone being afraid for me is someone who had something happen to either them or a friend. As for me? A horrible fall on flat land that truly screwed up my knees. I am mostly surefooted, but sometimes it feels like my knee "rocks" and I lurch. I am bone on bone according to the doc... I am very cautious on a step ladder, and I let hubby do the real ladder stuff now.
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