It’s not a lot of snow, but you can still break your ass

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A light dusting of snow this morning might look like nothing to be concerned with, but you (and I) would be dead wrong.

As soon as that light dusting of snow comes into contact with the freezing cold metal plate on the top of the subway stairs, there is an instant Slip n’ Slide created.

I almost took a dive down the stairs this morning.  Luckily I slowed my walk down just enough before getting there.  Walking on the side walk, there was a light coating of snow, but it was by no means slippery.  Slick metal stairs though…that’s another ball game.

Who’s idea was it to make the subway stairs out of steal?  It’s not even like it’s textured steal either.  It has diamond pattern cut into the stairs like grooves, but that definitely doesn’t provide any traction. 

There should be something with more grit on the stairs.  Right now, most stair cases have been so worn out.  Actually, not so much worn as polished.  The steel actually is polished to a smooth shine.  They still have the carved grooves, but the elevated parts (where the foot meets the surface) are slick.

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