"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
Well, as long as the base of the ladder is really wedged against the railing there, physics says it shouldn't slip...Weren't rollers with extension arms invented for exactly this situation?
Another Darwin Awards candidate
As Mel V. says, it's locked solid and won't go anywhere - I'd count it steadier than a free-standing solution.
It wouldn't be funny if it wasn't stupid.
yeah, but I've done the same... and some things that were worse
If it looks stupid but it works, it isn't stupid.
This looks about as iffy as the set-up the guy who painted the walls and ceiling (2 stories high) in the stairwell used. He did a great job and didn't fall.
As a painter, I must take offense to the caption. This guy is obviously doing drywall repairs or texturing. Notice the tray (that is for joint compound) and how he is holding it (the paint I work with would not stay in at that angle).;)
I am recurrently amazed by the range of expertise of readers of this blog.Post title amended. Thanks for the correction.:.)