One day when I was an apprentice, I was complaining about having to hand-carry some solid-core doors down a long corridor. The superintendent, an old carpenter, looked at me with an air of disbelief. “Don’t tell me you call yourself a carpenter when you don’t even know how to carry a door,” he said.
Then he put his back against one of the doors, bent his knees just a little bit, and with his arms stretched down, he grabbed the door, leaned forward and walked away with the door more or less on his back. Ever since, that’s the way I carry heavy doors, and so does everyone else to whom I show the trick.
Robert Doucet, Montreal, None