Throwing or catching?  

rm_iwannatellu 46F
849 posts
7/24/2006 4:35 am

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8/1/2006 10:33 am

Throwing or catching?

I drove past a construction site again ‒ there are loads near where I live, and I watched once again how the men work. It amazes me how they are able to throw bricks up from the ground to the second and third floors, often without looking. Most of these guys don’t even wear gloves. Sure they get into a rhythm, and they must trust each other, but what if they drop a brick by mistake?

Would you rather be the guy on top, or the guy underneath? Difficult choice. The guy underneath runs the risk of having a brick dropped on him from above, (and despite the laws etc, they don’t wear construction hats!) and the guy above runs the risk of bashing his fingers or perhaps even his face into a brick.

I think I would prefer to be the one who sells the food from the stall at the side of the site. This way, I would also get to chat to the people. Maybe it’s just a girl thing…

rm_iwannatellu 46F
933 posts
7/24/2006 10:12 am

    Quoting Dreamseeker1971:
    Me? I'd rather be the guy catching as opposed to the thrower. Gravity would be working to my benefit in that position. The bricks are slowing down by the time they get to that level and if you miss there's no concussions involved.

    Personally I'd rather just be the architect... walk around the site with rolled up blueprints trying desperately to look important.

Hmmm. Didn't think about that one.

You're hired.

Thanks for visiting.


rm_iwannatellu 46F
933 posts
7/24/2006 10:13 am

    Quoting DustyWidget:
    Remind me to tell you the flying brick story

Remember to tell me the flying brick story.


T_A_B_75 43M

7/24/2006 1:35 pm

You missed something in your analysis. The guy on top is also responsible for the guy on the bottom. If you miss the brick you should be letting the guy below know. I have a feeling that there is a lot of communication between the two guys.

I would be either one.

rm_Benkai7 56M
2358 posts
7/27/2006 3:59 am

Dear "iwannatellu".

... uhh ... I know that feeling well ... take always care, doesn愒 matter if you are underneath or on top ... or just passing by ... mistakes are human and are happening all the time ...


Thank you very much ... I惴 still out of words ...

rm_iwannatellu 46F
933 posts
8/1/2006 10:33 am

T A B 75
Thanks for visiting again, and the perspective. I guess I didn't think of that...

Thanks for your kind mail, and concern. I really appreciate it.


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