(Closed) Random question – Do you look down when walking down/up stairs?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you have to look down when walking down/up stairs?
    Yes : (42 votes)
    82 %
    No : (8 votes)
    16 %
    Huh?? People actually do that?? : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have a very vivid imagination and anytime I’m around stairs I can just picture myself tripping and falling down them.  I ALWAYS look down when I’m using stairs!

    Post # 4
    366 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Always, and in the dimly lit stairwell at my house I always feel my way down the stairs with my toes! I’m way to clumsy to risk it.

    Post # 5
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Always!  I am constantly tripping over my feet otherwise…I’d rather not nearly break an ankle every day I go to work!  LOL

    Post # 6
    2416 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yes…better safe than sorry! I especially look when I’m going down the stairs. I have a healthy desire to keep all my teeth and neck intact and free from a stair-falling accident! 🙂

    Post # 7
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I definitely do. Granted, I usually look down when I walk anywhere.

    Post # 8
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Down yes, up no. And I text/read books while walking. I’m an accident waiting to happen.

    Post # 9
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Not every time, but sometimes!  I mean, when going up, where else is there to look?  I’m not going to crank my neck up just so I can be looking at the room above me until I get there, haha.  When going down, I look down more lately than ever since I broke my ankle a few months ago and am being extra careful not to misstep.

    Post # 10
    835 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Ever since I fell down THREE flights of stairs……….YES!!!!!

    ps- it was horrible and so embarrasing! I was a bridesmaid for my cousin’s wedding!

    Post # 11
    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Depends on the stairs. If its the ones in say the house I grew up in, I can run up and down them pretty well, no visuals necessary. In new places I look to asses the size and steepness and can usually just use the railing once I get a feel for things instead of looking down the entire time.

    Post # 12
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    In heels or on uneven ground – absolutely.  Walking in a city – I’m always looking for where the curb is.  But standard even floors, no.  And at home, i don’t need to see the stairs.  

    Post # 13
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I glance up/down real quick to see if there’s anything in the way, but I generally look forward, not up or down.

    Post # 14
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Sometimes – it really depends.  Like a PP said, I can do the stairs at my house or my parent’s house without a second thought.  But other stairs I’m less familiar with, I do look down.

    Post # 15
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Stairs I take every day? No. Stairs I’m not as familiar with? Yep.

    Post # 16
    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Not really!  I’m not one for falling up/down stairs either.

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