Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stairway to Heaven

Most of Burro Hall's start-up money (by which we mean childhood expenses, orthodontics, college tuition, etc.) has come from the American ladder industry, where we had a summer job and, not coincidentally, a number of well-connected relatives. But even though we've been in and around the ladder biz for over 40 years, it was not until we walked up our own little Mexican street today that we saw someone actually create a homemade 25-foot ladder by tying a 20-foot extension ladder onto an unopened six-foot stepladder. Presumably a couple guys from Mexican OSHA signed off of this just before we got there.


But just to show you that Mexicans are not completely oblivious to the concept of personal safety, please note that this guy is securing his death-contraption to the wall with a safety rope, which should be about as effective as putting your head on your knees during a plane crash, but we still admire the effort.

2 comments:

http://imustbecrazytoliveinmexico.blogspot.com/ said...

Mexicans are funny about ladders. I just recently posted something similar on my facebook. The scary part is they are building my parent´s garage and it was a 73 year old man climbing up the rope held ladder. I think liability might get a little further in Texas than in Mexico.

Ziggy Bombanuts said...

That is amateur hour......
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