I suppose, this post could be here or in the "dumbest things you've done" thread.
All winter, I've been carrying coal from my little building out back, into the house and down to my basement room, where the stove resides. All winter my shoes have had snow or ice on them, and I've said to myself, "be careful, your shoes might be slippery on the steps". .... no problems!
The snow is nearly all gone and the other night it was raining out. I went for my load of coal, wearing a pair of shoes, which I don't wear too often. I came in, and half way down the stairs, my foot slipped off the step and I "went A$$ over tin cups"
! I didn't damage myself too much, but I did have 32 pounds of coal all over the steps and floor. I will get some of those "anti-skid" strips, even though tacky looking, on the steps.
Burning "Coal" can create some safety issues. So, take a look around and get rid of the combustibles on the shelf above the stove, be careful of the steps, etc..