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Office safety item
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Office furniture (desks, tables etc) is made to pretty much standard heights the whole world over. The painful bruising sustained when you accidentally bang into desks etc as you try to navigate your overcrowded office are pretty much the same the world over too.

Now, from the International House of Trifle, comes Thighguard (tm) the revolutionary kevlar chapettes for men and women, in a range of tasteful business colours to match your suit. Just use the elasticated velcro fastenings to attach to the danger area, like shin pads, although obviously these are an entirely different and original product.

trifle, Feb 04 2003

(?) Problem solved http://www.sportysh...catalog/cpad002.jpg
White goes with anything. [my face your, Oct 04 2004]


       You must have a really crowded office to need this.
snarfyguy, Feb 04 2003

       I'd need one all the way down my legs as I use the drawers a lot and often have one hanging open, then jump up in a hurry to do something...THWACK..*or* someone else is in a hurry to get into my drawers and thwacks me in the knee.
Helium, Feb 04 2003

       Helium, you are so LUCKY.
po, Feb 04 2003

       Helium, would you... erm... uh, well, where do you work, anyway?
lurch, Feb 04 2003

       *thwack* - oops, sorry, Helium... now, where we?
thumbwax, Feb 04 2003

       Hey [thumbwax], can you get out of the way, please? I'm trying to get into [Helium]'s drawers.
snarfyguy, Feb 04 2003

       Try looking where you are going... Simpler, cheaper and requires no velcro.
ato_de, Feb 04 2003

       Pffft. *Way* too simple...
snarfyguy, Feb 04 2003

       I get distracted by all those open drawers.
egbert, Feb 04 2003

       Pluterday, never having had an office job (or any job, actually), has come up with THE solution. Raise every desk by another 5 feet, she says. Now, office workers can just walk right under them, no thigh bruising encounters with drawers or desk edges!

(There may be some quibbling that ladders will be required, but that is not Ms. Pluter’s department.)
pluterday, Feb 04 2003

       That's why I lead with my left leg. The prosthesis takes the impact leaving what's left of the real me intact. It's also handy for stopping lift doors and the like.
oneoffdave, Feb 05 2003

       That sort of stuff must impress people who don't know it's a prosthesis.
snarfyguy, Feb 05 2003

       Only the first time [snarfy].
oneoffdave, Feb 05 2003

       Could someone please direct me into Helium's drawers. I'd hate to thwack her (Hopefully her...) knee on my way in.
ye_river_xiv, Jun 13 2008

       // That sort of stuff must impress people who don't know it's a prosthesis. //   

       Douglas Bader used to do all sorts of daft things with his "tin legs".
8th of 7, Jun 13 2008

       As an alternative, we could use triangular desks, effectively reducing the incidence of collision by 25%. Or eliminate the problem altogether by having removable corners on furniture.
luxlucet, Jun 13 2008


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