This morning I got an email from the Risk Management department where I work. The email was a list of bullet points about how to walk safely during the winter months. The tips were common sense and should beknown and understood without an “expert” reminding you about it.
I usually just delete “don’t be an idiot” emails like this without reading them closely. But this time, for whatever reason, I read allthe way to the end. I’m glad I did. Otherwise, I would have missed the absolute gem that was the last bullet point. It read:
- “When going for a walk in winter weather, carry a small bag of sand or non-clumping cat litter to place on an icy spot that you have towalk on. This will help give you traction and help avoid a fall.”
I can just imagine someone carefully inspecting the ground before each step they take and sprinkling kitty litter on the path just to make sure it’s safe. Or maybe, there’s a more efficient way of doing this. Hence the sketch above.