A number of years ago, a group of us were doing blacksmithing demonstrations at the local history park.
One visitor identified himself as a retired blacksmith from Germany, and we got to talking shop. When he asked about the work in the forge, we offered it to him for his examination.
He declined, saying that it was too "heavy".
Since he had a strong accent, we asked him to explain...
"Only a fool will pick up something that's too hot, but it's perfectly reasonable to put something down quickly because it's too heavy" he replied.