Black Metal Martha wrote:
> Phil M. wrote:
>> Leafing through alt.support.diet, I read a message from
>> email@example.com of 13 Feb 2005:
>> >>lol. I'm the only man in my department, so one of my un-documented
>> >>tasks at work is to replace the 5 gallon water container on the
>> >>cooler. When I came back from vacation everyone was dehydrated. ;-)
>> >>Phil M.
>> > That really isn't that heavy.
>> Coming from you, that doesn't mean a whole lot. ;-)
>> Phil M.
> But it's surprising how out of shape so many people are. I usually wind
> up lifting the boxes and thing sin my office because none of the other
> women are strong enougn. And when I go to do it, the guys act like I'm
> going to keel over and die. I tell them I can lift it, it's fine. If I
> couldn't I wouldn't try. So they see me lift it and then they begin to
> understand that not all women are weaklings.
> I work with guys who have the same haircuts they had in the sixties.
> They don't have a clue.
These water bottles must have been designed to be 'liftable' by all people
of both sexes and most age groups (22 litres being the largest I have
seen). I honestly think that the lifting technique is what people get
wrong. If you consider it heavy, roll it up against your body and then
approach the unit.
Something like that...