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A handy piece of advice given to us by the manufacturers of folding step ladders, usually on a big orange sticker with a diagram of the non-step in question. Its purpose is to keep you and I, deranged and stupid as we are, from stepping on the little shelf attached to the support side of the ladder. Nevermind that there are no other steps on that side of the ladder to begin with, and that the shelf is obviously supported by tiny, fragile hinges. They know it's either loudly and obsessively remind us now, or face endless, expensive litigation later.

Note, this sticker is not to be confused with the "Warning: This Is Not A Steppe" sign often posted on or near prairies and savannas outside of Asia and Southeastern Europe.

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