Now if this home was going to be inspected in the land of the Brobdingnags, the step pictured below might just pass code.
For those of the rest of us that are more height challenged and do not travel to Foreign Lands like Gulliver did, this step would likely be considered treacherous—-especially in the dark.
You might be surprised to learn that if the stone was removed there would be no code violation with this installation—-as the height from the landing is less than 30 inches. It does not however, meet the requirements of stairs.
After Gulliver was rescued from the Land of the Brobdingnags he returned to England. Before long though, his restless nature caused him to set sail again, only to have his ship commandeered by pirates. The pirates ultimately cast him adrift in a small boat that eventually transported him to the Land of the Houyhnhnms.
The first creatures of this Country that he encountered were a hideous and deformed sort of human being that he quickly grew to dislike—-more like “Horse’s-asses” than the Perfect Horses that he later met in this strange place. These “Yahoos” (as these base humans were known by the Houyhnhnms) were the antithesis of everything “Horse”—-creatures that were considered to be Perfect. Horses ruled the Land of the Houyhnhnms (can’t get more onomatopoeic than that).
But alas, poor Gulliver could not hide the fact that he was a “Human” and perceived to be a “Yahoo” by the people of Houyhnhnm—-despite the fact that he did possess the tiniest amount of reason. As a society, the Houyhnhmns could not risk that Gulliver would not be a problem for their land—-so he was expelled. Upon returning to England he discovered that everyone around him was a “Yahoo” and he could only find solace by avoiding his wife and children and spending several hours a day talking to the “Horses” out in the barn.
So how does this all relate to the picture above?
Well—-it has to do with the part about “Yahoos” and “Horse’s-asses” and the lack of reason and common sense among the Yahoos in the Land of the Houyhnhnms—–and so institutionalized in the Land of the Yahoos.
I do seriously wonder though—about someone that actually talks to horses………
By Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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