Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hands full

Usually in my first trip upstairs after getting home from work, I'm carrying so many things that it would have generally been faster to have just made two trips than try to load everything up and then put it all down in a single trip.  I've come to see it as a sort of game... how much crap can I carry up a flight of stairs without dropping it?  Tonight, it was:
  • A plate of chopped chicken sausage
  • A fork
  • A paper towel
  • A can of Caffeine Free Diet Coke
  • A shirt
  • A pair of shorts
  • Two socks
  • A pair of boxers
  • A large bottle of acetaminophen
  • A package of heel balm
  • My phone
  • A toiletries case
  • The receipt from my latest eye exam
No challenge yet.  If necessary I could have even stuffed some of those things in my pockets and carried way more.

2 comments:

Louise said...

One of these days, we are going to see a news story talking about a man falling to his death while carrying too many items upstairs. A close friend will be quoted, "He was always pushing the boundries like that...seeing how much more he could carry when he went upstairs. We all knew it would end badly!"

Formica Dinette said...

Today I carried a water bottle, a thermos, a salad, a laptop bag, a purse, a cereal box, a notepad, and a programming book up two flights of stairs. And I'm tiny, so I feel for you.