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floors of death

AKA “a lawsuit waiting to happen”. This building I go to almost every day has been remodeled extensively, among other things replacing the carpeted floors in big areas with terrazzo flooring. If you don’t know what that is, here’s a helpful definition I found: “Terrazzo is a mix of colored stones and cement that is ground smooth after it sets.” Key phrase: ground smooth. Like GLASS. While they may be beautiful, they are a bitch to walk on in heels. Your heel just slips and slides underneath you with every step. Were there no women consulted for the duration of the project? No one to say, “Hey! If you’re in heels, a surface like GLASS is going to be a lot more dangerous to walk on than carpet. Red flag anyone?” And, it’s not just me, with my bad balance, tenuous grasp on walking in heels, and tendency to blow stuff out of proportion. Women the building over are tottering around now, taking corners like elk on ice. I haven’t seen anyone fall yet, so I’m sure I’ll be the first. And terrazzo – that’ll leave a mark!

2 comments

1 particleman { 04.08.05 at 6:39 pm }

see? that place is running rampant with idiots. first, they bore you to death by banning every interesting website in existence, forcing you to leave your desk in search of something to do besides work*. then, they spread smooth floors between you and anything remotely interesting to do, therby requiring you to subject yourself to unsafe work conditions. it really is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

*no one at your company actually works. i have documented evidence of this.

2 V { 04.08.05 at 10:21 pm }

and luckily, i know someone who can help me out if that happens ;) finish up with law school already!

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