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Old 06-25-2013, 10:03 PM
flatlined flatlined is offline
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Originally Posted by Becky2844 View Post
I won't walk across grates in sidewalks. I guarantee you if one is ever going to fall in it's going to be while I'm on it. I walk around them, even if it interrupts the flow of pedestrians.
Originally Posted by KRC View Post
I won't go across grates either...
Originally Posted by Antigen View Post
That's one of mine. If I have to use stairs like that (which are usually metal grates you can see through, making it worse) I hold the railing and go very slowly and deliberately and watch my feet to make sure I put them squarely on the steps and don't shoot through.
You are right, those metal grate stairs are the worse. Both of my irrational fears together. I once measured the how high the missing risers were in a staircase that I had to use all the time, then I had a very understanding friend measure how thick I am. I was able to prove to myself that it would be impossible for me to fall through them.

Did that work? Of course not. Then I was afraid that I would start to fall through them and get stuck.

Originally Posted by Soylent Juicy View Post
Me too. But it's because I'm afraid that I'll drop my keys or cel phone down it. I hate parking near them for that same reason. One fumble and I'd be screwed.
I'm feeling better about the sewer grates, I thought I was all alone in that one, now I learn that I'm in very good company.