With so much snow and the discovery of an interesting instuctions about how to safely walk on ice, all the signs were there that it was time to live up to the laughter aspect of this site. At work, I test software from a usability perspective. My testing is first done in a test region (practice environment) and, if it passes, the software goes into Production (live in the real world). I have used the same approach for describing how to walk on ice.
Original wording of the instructions
I found the following instructions on the Internet:
Walk slowly on ice, keeping your body as loose as possible and shorten your stride. Keep your knees loose and bent a little. Place your whole foot down at once on the ice. Then slowly shift your weight from that foot and bring your other foot to meet it the same way. Keep your arms extended at your sides to maintain your balance.
Learning in a practice environment
Prior to actually walking on ice, please do the following:
Now it's time to put all that practice to good use. You're ready to go live with your new skill set.
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