…was broken the other day by a team of firefighters based on the Isle of Man.
The speed at which they ascended the ladder at breakneck speed was a joy to behold and a joy doubled by the fact they had thrashed the firefighters of New Zealand to the Guinness Book of World Records title.
Of course this was all about the speed at which one ascends a ladder.
This should not be confused in the speed at which one descends a ladder.
If it was about the speed at which one comes down a ladder then the world record would have gone to the wearers of the highest-priced, best quality lounge suits in ‘Barclays Bank’.
Bob Diamond descending the ‘money ladder’ faster than a compulsive gambler with a loaded wallet in Las Vegas.
Thank goodness for his £2 million ‘golden handshake’ to keep the wolf from their door.