Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Clippy's useful Tips. Number 1

i came across this wonderful tip in my December issue of  Good Housekeeping.
you might find it very useful one day.
i know that it's going to help me out a lot this winter.


Walk Like a Penguin
Gotta cross an icy parking lot to get to your car?  Try the technique recommended by the U.S. Army: Bend your knees a little, point your toes out slightly, and extend your arms out to your sides - then take very short steps or walk with a flat-footed shuffle, keeping your centre of gravity over your feet (not leaning in any direction.)




I can just see you now.
Try doing it with a straight face and without saying "arp, arp"
(isn't that what penguins say?)

Let me know how that works for you.
You're welcome.
;-)

13 comments:

Steve said...

Penguins also slide down slopes on their naked bellies. Should I be doing that as well? ;-)

Clippy Mat said...

Steve:
That could come under Clippy's useful tips Number 2. :-)

Trish @ Mum's Gone to... said...

I thought people only walked like that when they'd cacked their pants! Will keep it in mind though, ta very much.

ChiTown Girl said...

Clippy! Are you making fun of me?! I walk like that all the time. ;-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my. Perhaps I should walk like this on the beach?
Thanks for always giving Clippy...you are making the world a better place; One funny walker at a time.

Clippy Mat said...

Trish:
Don't forget now. And if you ever have a cack accident keep it in mind. I aim to be helpful. :-)

Cheech: Naturally I thought of you when I wrote this post. ;-)

Suz: My work is not in vain. :-)

the fly in the web said...

I know people who walk like this....without snow.

Mark said...

I once went to nightclub at which the dare amongst my friends was to pick a really attractive girl (or boy for the lasses).... then dance like a farmer!

Lakeland Jo said...

this will definitely be me- especially this year. I absolutely dread the ice and snow

Gill - That British Woman said...

I should have read this, this morning, before I slipped on my backside while carrying the ashes from the fire down the hill!!!

Gill

Clippy Mat said...

Fly: Me too, my other half describes them as 'duck toed, spla footed and knock kneed.' :-)

Mark: How do farmers dance then?
;-)

Jo: Get yassell a pair o' them grapplin' iron thingys for the bottom of ya shoes pet. AND then walk like a penguin. Gan canny. :-)

Gill: See! Clippy's useful tips come in handy eh?
;-)

Anonymous said...

hey mom! just checking in and see you're doing loads of blogging!! love it :) i especially like the penguin walk lol. i can just see you now. be careful in that icy canadian weather and drive careful.

love you lots, jenn
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Clippy Mat said...

Hey Jenn: I wish you would start your blog up again. YOu would have so much to write about. and it's fun! :-)