Monday, February 21, 2011

Gratitude Monday -- Not Me


I am scared of heights. Just watching this cruise line employee on his perch as he cleaned was enough to make my knees weak.
I am so very grateful I did not have to do this.

17 comments:

David Cranmer said...

Livin' on the edge.

messymimi said...

"World's Most Dangerous Jobs", right there as you watch.

Sweetie was once an employee of a construction company, and the super asked him to hang by a belt and paint smokestacks. He is terrified of heights and flat out refused. He went and found another job the next day.

solarity said...

Just looking at the picture is enough to make me dizzy. (And why, precisely, is there a hole in the deck with a chandelier hanging through it? What a strange design decision.)

(And why does blogger keep thinking I have cookies disabled?)

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Hilary said...

I feel the same way about heights.. particularly when what's holding you seems so precarious. I'll bet you're also grateful not to have seen actually get out on that board...

Leah J. Utas said...

LOL, David.

Messymimi, good for your sweetie for finding different work. I think his super should have done the painting.

Me, too, Mary Anne. The chandelier lit the lobby. This was the second or third floor.

Bossy Betty said...

Oh yeah. I would have gotten a little weak in the knees too!

Dawn said...

I'm grateful that I don't have his job too. Give me a nice tame computer chair to balance on any day!

Reb said...

Great photo! At least you can figure that if they risk a man's life to clean the lights, they must do a fairly good job with the rest of the cleaning ;)

Leah J. Utas said...

Bossy Betty, it was quite startling to come upon.

Me, too, Dawn.

Reb, I suppose so. Never thought of it like that.

Ron Scheer said...

What ranks up there at the top for me are those 1930s pics of workmen sitting on steel girders eating lunch, with nothing but air and a bird's eye view of Manhattan under them.

Leah J. Utas said...

Ron, I can't look at those.

the Bag Lady said...

EEEEEEKKKKKKK!!!!!
Sheesh, you coulda warned me!

*full-body shiver*

I don't like heights, does it show?

Dawn said...

WHAT THE...!!!!? Is he mad?
I wonder how much he gets paid....
WHAT AM I THINKING!? you could never pay me enough.
ever.

Leah J. Utas said...

Sorry, dfBag Lady.

Dawn, whatever he's paid it is not enough.

Barbara Martin said...

Heights aren't so bad if there's a railing...though I tend to get a little queasy looking down from a great height without one.

Do you ever get the urge to jump, though? One of my cousins does.

CherylK said...

Whoa! I would have fainted, for sure! But that's a perfect photo op, Leah. Nice.

Leah J. Utas said...

Barbara, it is better with a railing. I used to jump out of the hayloft and off the house roof, so yeah, the urge to jump is still there.

Cheryl, it was unsettling. Thanks.