***No Audio/Video Show Today*** Technical Difficulties i.e. Windows Update Last Night SNAFU'd Computer*** Show notes below, add your own colorful commentary as you click through them all. It’s a much better show content wise as it applies to injuries or accidents compared to last week which is good. One article actually talks about using harnesses with a leash for kids in Malaysia after last week’s accident involving a six year old that was pulled over the side and fell five stories to her death. Let me make this perfectly clear, a leash and harness is the worst thing possible when riding an escalator. One of the golden rules of riding escalators is to make sure you have no loose fitting clothing or untied shoe laces before getting on. If the leash was accidently dropped it might get caught in the moving equipment. This goes for elevators as well as we’ve seen video footage of dogs almost being strangled as they dart out of the elevators as the doors close, with the owner holding the other end. The elevator takes off, the dog get’s pulled up to the hallway ceiling. It’s a terrible image and one that we wouldn’t want to see happen to a child, not that it’s likely but still. So let me state this again, no child harnesses or leashes on elevators or escalators. This is common sense, however sometimes it’s not thought all the way through.
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