I have this horrible ceiling fixture in the middle of a tall hall over the stairway that goes downstairs. It's 12 feet high over a narrow platform. Every time the light burns out I cringe, since the covering glass must weigh 20 pounds and it's hooked on by a single screw. I call it my 'death lamp'.
So, I had to change the stupid bulb again, and being old, I forgot how I did it the last time. This time I brought in an inadequate ladder, so I had to reach over with my left hand and start unscrewing the bolt. I remember something screaming in my head "What the Hell are you doing?" Sure enough, the screw let go, and I had 20 pounds of glass that I couldn't hold up. Could I just drop it? Hell no!
I made the leap down to the narrow platform, but the glass was carrying me in slow motion over the stairs. I finally ditched the glass as I tumbled down, and landed with a thump. Instant Headache, but I wasn't out. I quick summary found a banged up wrist, and a bleeding face from glass shards. Good thing they didn't find my eyes!
So, all you kiddies, I'm banged up, grumpy, and not getting ad money, so I'm going veggie on drugs. You should all learn about your ladder safety, and never do this.