[tabi] Re: Avoiding Corners

  • From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:37:44 -0400

You could put on a footbal helmet. You team choice. 

sorry I couldn't  help myself. 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chip Orange 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:20 AM
  Subject: [tabi] Re: Avoiding Corners

  Hi Scott,

  yes indeed, most of us know what you mean!! :(

  well, you could try masking tape on the floor.  it's fairly rough (and so 
easily felt), comes in all types of widths, and is easily removed if you don't 
like it.  my guess though would be that it would be easy to step over it by 
accident; so, you'd have to plaster the floor with masking tape all around a 
corner to be sure you don't miss it.

  practice does help; you'll be surprised how good you can get at walking in 
"free space" without guides of any kind.

  and finally, they do make a somewhat rounded clear plastic corner overlay.  
you can buy it in home repair "do it yourself" type stores.  it's for 
protecting corners in areas where they may get bumped (like here at work we 
have them because we have so much material moving through the halls on carts 
which run into the corners), and they also serve to hold down and protect 
wall-paper, which sometimes ends on one wall, but doesn't turn the corner, so 
it would tend to peal away from a corner without one of these clear corner 

  If it's your face which is taking the knocks, then maybe a foot long strip of 
corner protect at head height would do.




  Chip Orange
  Database Administrator
  Florida Public Service Commission

  (850) 413-6314

   (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not 
necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)

    From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of sgreenblatt76@xxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:00 AM
    To: TABI
    Subject: [tabi] Avoiding Corners

    I just had a close encounter with a sharp corner within my house which 
resulted in a laceration, Band-Aid, and icepack. I have to admit to being lazy 
and not trailing along another wall for guidance but I just didn't feel like 
walking around so restricted. 
        I'd like to know what recommendations anyone has to help avoid these 
dangerous obstacles in my home. I was thinking of some way to mark the floor 
around sharp corners to properly indicate I'm within a dangerous spot but I 
couldn't think of anything which would work. Alternately, I'd like to know if 
anyone has recommendations on how I can find some attractive barrier, like some 
cushioning, to put on those corners which would make them not so sharp and 
dangerous if I do encounter them unexpectedly. 
    I appreciate all recommendations as I'm really tired of worrying about 
scarring my face on unexpected household accidents. Thanks! 

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