In these safety conscious days I suggest all ladies should work through the following health and safety assessment checklist.
- Assess condition of chap, particularly taking account of age and health (note heart failure is not unheard of when confronted with stockings after a year's break).
- Review where stockings are to be worn. If outdoors take care to assess the affect of telling the chap of the stockings being worn (over excitement can be bad for them particularly in cold weather). If the stockings are to be worn indoors prepare the house carefully, take care to remove any items on the floor which may be a trip hazard (it is well known that chaps will rush blindly towards stockings with no thought for their personal safety).
- Food should be kept light and alcohol minimal (to avoid ladders caused by over enthusiasm).
- Make sure you unplug the phone and disconnect the doorbell (interruptions can be fatal).
Providing the above are followed and of course suitable insurance cover is obtained, there is no reason that stocking filling shouldn't be a safe and healthy activity at Christmas time.