Getting high, getting up

January 9, 2007

Windows for washing

“Hey Phil, I’ve got a good headline for the next time we put something on the Internet. How about we do something about the time when ‘Tony got high’?

“Here’s how it goes. A while back, I cleaned windows for a living. Not for the street level; you can’t make any money there and there’s too much competition. I used to work on those platforms with the ropes that you see on the highrises.

“When I was doing a building once where luckily they were doing renovations below, I fell off. It was a few stories on the way down, let me tell you. I fell flat down on my back into the mud, in a kind of like a gingerbread man shape, pretty deep in the mud, which was there because of the renovating. So the guys on the ground, they couldn’t find me. All they saw was my plaform hanging ass-over-tea kettle and no one up there. I was right in the mud but they couldn’t see me. Anyway, I wasn’t hurt but they couldn’t find me until I got out of the mud myself.”

7 Responses to “Getting high, getting up”

  1. jen Says:

    they better have offered you a shower, at least.

  2. Alicia Says:

    Phew! I’m glad this wasn’t a post about actually “getting high.”

    I’m glad you made it through alright.

  3. denguy Says:

    Ha! That’s kind of funny, since you didn’t get hurt.

    I mean, it wouldn’t be funny to get hurt, but it’s a funny story.

  4. awareness Says:

    OMG………that is right out of an old laurel and hardy episode…..

    but this one with a message………… 🙂

    We all have to figure out how to dig ourselves out of the mud. YOu just had to do it for real!!

    Hope the sun shines on your today Tony and Philip.

  5. Haricot Says:

    Tony, I’m glad you are around to tell the story. I used to climb industrial chimneys, so I can appreciate this: It’s not the fall, but the sudden stop that kills; and in your case the soft mud that saved 🙂

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