I had a different post (almost) ready to go. It is interesting, but a bit long. I thought that many of you might still be emerging from food comas two days after Thanksgiving and accordingly would appreciate something short with a striking visual and a gentle reminder.
And here we go!
The foregoing incident, as near as I am able to determine, took place in 2017 in a multi-goods warehouse in South Africa. Videos of similar occurrences in a cheese storage facility in England in 2015 and a Russian facility in 2017 are also online. This one, however, is the one to which I keep returning.
We can learn a number of things from this video. Most are important throughout the holidays in a variety of settings but apply throughout the year as well:
— There is a reason that patience is called a virtue.
— Life, like football, is a game of inches.
— “Maximum load capacity” is not a suggestion.
— When given a choice between “set-up” and “clean-up” always choose “set-up” and leave before “clean-up.”
— Never turn your back on the FNG (an acronym for a term meaning “the new employee”).
I hope that you continue to enjoy your weekend. If you are feeling overwhelmed, please try to remember that this too shall pass. The same, alas, cannot be said of the poor soul who found second gear on the forklift. Once. My understanding is that he did live through this but is working in a different occupation.
Have you ever witnessed a catastrophic incident? Did it provide you with a spark or element for a story?
Enjoy and be well. And thanks for stopping by today on one of the busiest weekends of the year.
Author/physician Steve Hooley will be taking over the alternate Saturday slot commencing next week on December 5. He is a terrific guy with multiple talents and will give us plenty to think about.