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April 06, 2010

HOW MANY BRITISH WORKERS DOES IT TAKE TO REMOVE A MATTRESS?

More than you might think.

(Thanks to The Perts)

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Do you want it done safely, or do you want it done quickly?

Um, quickly.

If you dropped a match on it there would be no heavy lifting.

For once a politician actually took some worthwhile action.

But then he's probably used to dragging things through the gutter.

*bada bing*

About 30 years ago, I came home with a Buck Stove in the back of my truck. It weighed about 370 pounds and I had to get that weight up the steps and into the house. I had no dolly.
My wife went into organizational mode, calling friends and relatives who might help. It looked like it would take days to get a crew together.
So, while she was on the phone, I picked up the stove and put it in the living room.
It worked out all right. I didn't drop it or anything.
Funny thing; that stove got heavier each year I moved it for cleaning.

Key quote:
it’s health and safety gone mad.

See, the problem was that the town was called "Little Lever". If they had only lived in "Big Lever" or "Long Lever", one guy could have moved it by himself.

Archimedes said "Give me a lever and a fulcrum and I shall move the mattressworld!"

Don't let the bedbugs bite! (ew.)

I like that the official estimate to move the mattress was 1 man to move the mattress, 3 men to watch it being moved. That shows good managerial style.

One can only imagine the time/manpower it would take to remove a toilet.

It's not the toilet that's a problem. It's the ass that's on it.

Moving a mattress is no big deal. I moved three of them by myself last summer. The first couple of back surgeries have worked okay but my neurologist says the next two should really help. I have a new rule. I don't move mattresses or pianos anymore.

I'll bet you "moved some mattresses", nc. IYCMD. (Heh heh.)

*SMACKS* bonmot. I'm not that kind of girl. Well, I am sometimes but I was moving them......never mind. Siouxie, help!

I read the news today, oh boy
Four men in Bolton, Greater Manchester
A mattress gotten very stuck
They had to bring a truck
Now we know how much it costs when health and safety run amok
I'd love to pull your con...

(At Council Meeting)

"Fine then, we'll have the digger, operator, and 3 supervisors on site to remove the mattress at Little Lever next week.

Next order of business, we need to grant a business license to the purveyor of the Little Lever Roadside Bordello . . .

Sorry, cindy. I've been a little busy with tax work.

*SMACKS* bonmot!!!

carry on...

Darn. I was hoping for more of a three-way.

Well, 30 years ago we learned how many British workers it takes to install a gas stove:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dVkdCQCAS0

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