Friday, September 24, 2010

A Job I Do Not Want . . .

I'm not afraid of heights, but I'm not exactly wild about them, either. I've been known to climb on my roof and peer under tar paper, and the attic and I are old friends. (My husband once fell through our attic, but that's another story. It does, however, explain why I'm usually the one who climbs up there).

I found this video about a man who works on top of a transmission tower, but you should probably sit down before you watch it. You might even want to wear a seat belt.

The most frightening part to me? When the announcer said, "There's no easy way down." Me, I'd want a parachute!



Ruthie said...

My dad was a radio engineer and in his younger years he would sometimes have to climb the radio transmission tower to make repairs. Back in the 1950's the towers were not as tall as they are now but still were a couple of hundred feet high. I remember the day my dad came home and said he would never climb was windy and he was scared spitless! My mother nearly fainted when she heard what he had done under the weather conditions. Me? I was too young to understand the risk. But my dad never climbed another tower. If repairs or maintenance was required, he had the station owners hire a climber. After seeing this video, I don't blame him.

Kathy C. said...

'cuse me while I go throw up!