Reminder not to run into a bollard

  1. #1 by Jennifer on February 20, 2008 - 6:23 pm

    oh, ouch!!

  2. #2 by patita on February 20, 2008 - 10:17 pm

    The really dumb thing is that it happened 3 weeks ago. I’ve hurt myself often enough to know that if it’s a toe, you just wait it out for a few weeks with some ice, elevation, etc. This time the damn thing was still sore after that, so I get a fashionable sandal for a few days and the world gets to see my socks and the floor of my office.

  3. #3 by flygrrl on February 21, 2008 - 2:52 pm

    Ah, that says “bollard.” I had originally read “billboard,” hence my idiotic email to you. Feel better!

  4. #4 by dxlifer on February 23, 2008 - 1:51 pm

    I had to search what a bollard is. I was thinking bollock.
    Learn something everyday; I can’t wait to use it next time I’m at the harbour.
    Which reminds me, why are there bollards in Texas? I thought there were no harbours.

  5. #5 by patita on February 23, 2008 - 11:16 pm

    Oh, it’s also a term for the same kind of thing in other places. This well-named site has some other examples:

    In my case it was a cement filled steel pipe about 2 feet high, placed next to the support post for a covered walkway. I knew to avoid the post, but the bollard was out of sight. I can’t figure out exactly I hurt the toe in the whole ordeal, but at least I avoided falling into the plate glass window just 2 feet in front of me.

    Should I ever run into a bollock that’s hard enough to give me a hematoma… well, I’ll have a lot of respect for it.

  6. #6 by patita on February 25, 2008 - 11:38 pm

    Today I confronted the original troublesome bollard and gave it a grudge kick. Not hard enough to hurt another toe, but just enough to show it that it isn’t the boss of me.

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