The Ladder of Success


This photo was taken on December 2, 2019 at 10:25 AM.

The location was in the City Center Section of Washington DC.

The "Take It!” came as I was stopped at an intersection waiting for a signal to change. A sidelong glance brought into view a pickup truck with a load of ladders stacked inp the bed. I quickly scrambled to get my camera out of my jacket pocket * and was able to capture this shot before the signal turned.  

The fascination for me was the placement of the ladder mfg name strategically on the underside of the first foot step of the ladder.  This location has the ladder offering clear view of this brand name when the ladder is folded up and laid on its side with the foot of the ladder facing the rear of the vehicle upon which it is resting.  It must be noted for clarity sake the ladder must be situated so the writing is right side up and thus completely readable. (Here I must say - these ladders have been around for such a long time - that even when the print is upside down - the viewer can easily identify and be reminded of the brand).

The brand has a reputation for being of a quality build - thus - many contractors buy them for their long lasting durability.  Here is a case for adapting a slogan of  "You Know Where You Stand" - certainly the rest of us do - lol.

A part of what makes this photo noteworthy - is that all of the ladders are stacked with the brand in readable location.  I am not certain if they just fit together better that way - or if this is pride of ownership on display.  Either way - It made for a cool take.

Best wishes for a great New Year.


*Note to self :  since so much time is spent in the car - it is finally important enough to buy a second camera and have it in some sort of - at the ready- positioning in the front seat area of the car. There are just too many steps which have to be gone through at this time to free up my camera when I am all buckled up (unfasten seat belt) etc. I have to confess - I sometimes have this unleashing routine hassle contemplation affect if I am even going to go through it to take a shot. I have to make it more convenient - and will do so, as a resolution for this coming new year.

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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Gabe (Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:06)

    I must have sat here for 10 minutes trying to figure out why someone would need so many ladders.

  • #2

    Jim (Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:07)

    That guy should get a sponsorship deal from Werner lol.

  • #3

    Sally (Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:08)

    This would be my husbands truck if I let him just buy tools whenever he wanted. I swear we have 5 of the same power drill.

  • #4

    thatoneguy (Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:09)

    Now that is a guy that took that song Stairway to Heaven far too literal.

  • #5

    MHampy (Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:09)

    I just want to ask that person “WHY!?!?”

  • #6

    xXRodriguezXx (Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:10)

    Did you tell them most buildings have elevators these days?

  • #7

    SF1967 (Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:11)

    Ha! The Ladder of Success quickly led to The Wallet of Despair.