So I got in a big discussion the other day with a new friend over lifting straps. I had never used them before, but now that I am in 'off season' and lifting hard and heavy, I am. So this friend tells me he "doesn't believe in lifting straps and I will ruin my grip strength if I use them". I counter with "my grip is just fine thank-you-very-much, and I need the straps for deadlifts because my legs are stronger than my hands". This conversation goes back and forth a few times until we agree to disagree (or at least he did. I agreed to keep hounding him about it until he admitted I was right
Anyhoo... skip ahead a couple of days to today. I was outside in the sunny weather washing and waxing my motorcycle in anticipation of a ride (and possibly a photo shoot in my new matching bikini!). In the middle of my project the wax got all stopped up. I shook it a few times, then gave it a big squeeeze... and the whole bottle exploded in my hand! Literally exploded right down the side with a big 4" gash. Wax flew everywhere. All over me, all over my bike, and all over the concrete. It was a huge mess, but I couldn't stop laughing and thinking "Weak grip my ass!"