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March 13, 2019

Let’s Talk Stairs and How to Use Stairs – Reference YouTube

Okay folks, we admit we watch “YouTube” clips often, especially the “Fun Army”, “Coub #XXX”, and many other 10 minute clips.  Mixed in are usually “fails” and these are the clips where we watch with awe and think “What the heck were they thing about when they attempted some sort of action like getting in a sleeping blanket and attempting to slide down a flight of stairs.”

Maybe these folks need to understand what stairs are for, because maybe they all live in a ranch style home where it’s only one level.  These people must not leave the house and go to multi-level buildings in cities and or malls.  If you live in a multi-story house you know that to go between upper and lower level floors you use stairs, unless you can afford an elevator, and then even though you have an elevator, you probably have stairs as a backup.  So let’s say Christina is upstairs and her sister Cindy is downstairs in the kitchen making pan cakes. Her sister does not know how to mix the blend so she calls out to Chris to please come and help.   Chris just woke up and has to pee, but the upstairs bathroom toilet is clogged up because her brother saw a clip on YouTube where they tried to flush a full roll of toilet paper coated with crazy glue and it clogged up the toilet.  So Chris needs to go downstairs anyway and she will use the stairs.  Now for he to do so without climbing in a box, or sleeping bag, or sliding down on her tummy, she will take one step at a time in an upright position slowly descending down the stairs.  When she gets to the lower floor she will make a “bee-line” to the potty yelling to her sister as she runs “I need to pee then I will help you!” See, she made it down the stairs without incident.

We must admit that when we were about 10 years old we were staying at our aunt’s house and sleeping in the bedroom on the second floor.  We woke up to go potty and because our bedroom at home is on the first floor, forgot where we were and when we go to the door turned left and fell down a flight of stairs landing up against the wall at the bottom.  As we remember we took that first step and since there wasn’t floor at a certain point we fell forward and bounced off about the tenth step and slide the rest of the way down on the other steps.  We did cry out, mainly because it was dark and we were scared.  Once we got oriented we laughed at our trip to the potty, which we completed about five minutes later.  Other than this incident we don’t remember ever falling down stairs.

Watching YouTube of course those creative younger children are always looking for a better way to get down the stairs.  The most popular object seems to be a cardboard box.  Of course they use cardboard boxes for all sorts of other things, like pretending you’re in a space craft soaring though the galaxy, or is a race car zipping around Daytona Speedway, or sailing a clipper ship around the word, but for going down the stairs, it’s a new adventure.  Usually once they are in the box they have a “pusher”.  The “Pusher” is an accomplice the pushes the box they are in and they usually get down about four or five stairs before they start tumbling.  Since the box did not work, their older sibling says “Let me show you how to do that!”  They get a mattress off their bed and aim it down the stairs.  “See!  It has to be flat” they say and proceed start down looking like they are going to make but about halfway the front of the mattress digs in to a stair and they tumble the rest of the way down.  “Close, but no cigar” the younger children say and laugh.  Since Mom and Dad were watching the events on the stairs, Dad decides to get involved and says “Think about what you are doing.  Dad has the solution and I will show you how to accomplish this.  Dad has had many experiences when he was young and he and his friends finally figured it out, kind of.  Dad goes into the garage and come out carrying a set of skis.  He goes to the top of the stairs, puts on the skis, and promptly slides down the full length of the stairs, but one big problem is at the bottom he has no way to stop and almost launches through the wall.  He does leave an imprint in the wall, but he did succeed in getting down without a tumble.  He then says “It also works with a bicycle, but the wall at the bottom is the issue.” He adds “If the stairs lead down to a hallway that continues on, then the skis or bicycle work great.”  Soon as “great” is out of Dad’s mouth the children go out the door on their way to Zelda’s house, because her stairs end up at a hallway.

The one other occurrence involves “alcohol” and the stairs are usually in a “frat” house or at a motel where a party is in progress and drinking games dominate.  The older “kids” boast to the others how they have mastered going down the stairs by sliding down on their stomach or rear end.  Of course they try a flat piece of cardboard, and we saw a few try an ironing board.  The ironing board came close, but the wall was an issue.  Some os the crashes looked to be fairly rough, with little moment after the crash.

Finally we have the “prom girl”.  It’s prom night and her date is picking her up so she want to make a grand entrance from the top of the stairs to the bottom in her beautiful gown with Dad video taping.  She starts good, but then that six inch heel catches the edge of the gown and down she goes ending is a heap of silk with flower petals flying all over.  Red faces she stands up and says “Oops!”.  She knows Dad will shortly be sending the video to YouTube, but he will not admit it.  Another is at Halloween when “Batman” is in a hurry to get out the door “Batman” trips at the top and Robin or Alfred is not around to catch him on his tumble down.

So folks we feel better getting this off our minds and now we have cleared up some “brain” space on our way to “nothingness”.  Yes, we also need to clear our minds like we “preach” to you all out there in cyberland.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a few of your precious moments to read our posts.

We have nothing to add at this time except to say our “fountain of youth” project is progressing at full speed.  We actually went past of goal of 40 down to 30 and had to reverse back to 45 and slow down.  We have had several requests for “how to” get younger, and that is “in the works”.  Also “in the works” are Alaboutnoting.com T-Shirts.  The designer is almost done and the printer is waiting.

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