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Hoodie Draw Strings

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Do you remember the Honda Civic ad with the cute ninja girl and “Hoodie Ninja” playing in the background? I was so inspired by that ad that I went out and bought . . . no, not a new car . . . but a hooded sweatshirt! And I wear it all the time.

I do a lot of construction, and have come to realize that the drawstrings of a hoodie pose a significant safety hazard around rotating machinery. In days gone by, the fashion of wearing ties was a danger to engineers in the field. Now I no longer wear a tie and I have removed the drawstrings from my hooded sweatshirts.

Hoodie ninja learns that lesson the hard way here. Little did she know that climbing the side of the USGBC building would be the safest thing she did that night.

And pity poor MEP ninja! Just when he found the ninja of his dreams who shared his passion for MEP systems, he losses her on their first date. But it might not have worked out anyway, since he would later learn that she was LEED accredited.

Mark Robison, PE

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