You look alright. Keep it up. The best quote I liked from “Conan the Barbarian” (the movie) was from some mean-looking black guy, “In my youth I searched for the riddle of steel. Do you know what the riddle of steel is, boy? Flesh is stronger than steel.”
@sendarius: +1! Can’t stress strongly enough how important good boots are. A friend of mine once stepped on a nail while wearing sandals on a job site. He pulled it out, wrapped it up, & didn’t see a doctor.
He has hemophilia. Later on, five days in the hospital to treat the infection, & $30,000 for bottles of platelets.
I heard about a guy doing construction work wearing steel-toed boots and a “fully-wet” 55-gal drum of something fell off the pallet and landed on his foot – and the “steel-toe” part caved-in and chopped off his toes. But New Balance tennies are no better than flip-flops.
When I was 17, I worked for a swimming pool company. I was having to use the jack hammer to set a grade pin, because the drill had taken a shit. Long story short, jack hammer bits can fatigue, and shear. The dressing, for my big toe, was a feminine hygiene product, and duct tape. Running shoes SUCK for construction.