You're walking down the street when you come to a grate covering a deep chasm in the sidewalk.
You (a) walk around the grate, afraid of falling in; (b) walk around it because you're wearing high heels and don't want to get stuck; or (c) walk defiantly over it, proving to the world that you trust in the metal grid.
If you chose (c), take note: a man fell through a grate in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday, falling 15 feet and needing the fire department to pull him out.
According to local news site ArlNow, the man in the Ballston neighborhood injured his head and ribs, falling on a concrete ledge below the grate. He was lifted out on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Capt. Bill Shelton told ArlNow such grates are generally stable and one collapsing underfoot is uncommon.
A firetruck and emergency personnel were on the scene to help the injured, currently unidentified man out of the hole. (Image source: Brian Montague/Facebook)
If these grates are one of your biggest fears while strolling on the sidewalk, you're not alone. Here's a look at some of the response on Twitter.
Head over to ArlNow to see photos of the man's rescue from the ventilation shaft.