Close encounters

Seems to be a bit of an alien theme to these last couple of posts…

Well, my close encounter today, to be quite honest, was not really of the Third Kind, but still decidedly weird.

I was driving through a multi-storey car park, when two men walked towards me.

All of a sudden I realized that one of them was wearing a treeMOTION harness. In a car park. What he was doing walking around the car park in his harness is frankly beyond me. Judging by their reaction I must have been a bit of a sight, driving by with my nose pressed up against the window! 🙂

Reminded me a bit of Don Blair’s story in his book Arborist Equipment, where he writes about the time when a really banged up pick up pulled up in front of his Sierra Moreno shop and a big Samoan man got out – wearing his spikes!

In both instances I suppose there is a logic to this behaviour: why bother taking kit off when it only means you are going to have to put it on again! Reminds me a bit of the old Arctic and Antarctic explorers who had to be cut out of their wooly underwear upon return to civilization – because their hair had grown through the wool. Yes, umm…

My car parking encounter was not wearing spikes. Maybe the chap was just taking his harness for a walk? After all, harnesses want to get out and about now and again, it cannot only be work, work, work…