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    Default Do the Old eat their Young?

    I know this is an ambiguous title but is this a problem in your department?

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    Only if prime grade

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    Nowadays with the quality of younglings coming into the fire service, yes absolutely. Not only is it tradition, it is highly recommended.
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    Back in 1972, hazing was common and required. It was a final test of character of the new guy. They were doing it to you to see how you responded as much as to see if you would do it. Being ordered to drop and give 20 push ups was a common infliction. So was eating Skippy canned dog food. Another was stripping and re waxing the squad room floor.

    So was repeatedly sweeping, damp mopping and polishing the dorm floor. Or scrubbing the grout in the shower. It was considered ordinary treatment. I turned out OK....I think. An old Engineer told me the best way to get along in our then very good traditional ISO Class 1 Outfit was to imagine you are back in the Marine Corps, only you did not salute.

    You also got to leave for 24 hours after pulling the 24 hour shift. I only had two short fist fights. Draws. Eating the young? Probably grill roasted medium rare, with no steak sauce would be best. Hold the salt also. Yep ... times have certainly changed. The question is; how are the new guys roasted today? They still do it, don't they? HB of CJ (old coot)

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