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    Default Please read this

    a buddy of mine sent this to me on myspace. no its not a stupid chain letter. i thought some of you might enjoy it


    It may take you two minutes to read this, but if you
    do not take the time to read this you are one of the
    people this post is talking about.

    You stay up for 16 hours

    He's been up for 48 straight

    You take a warm shower to help you wake up.

    The rain in the middle of the interstate keeps him

    You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.

    He's chilled to the bone, hasn't eaten all day, has
    the flu, and then runs into a burning building

    You drink your coffee on your way to the mall.

    He pumps on a five years olds chest on the way to
    the hospital.

    You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket.

    He makes sure the pass device on his pack is

    You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with

    He watches his buddy fall through four floors.

    You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty

    He walks down the highway looking for the
    motorcyclists missing limb.

    You complain about how hot it is.

    He wears fifty pounds of gear in the middle of July
    and drags a body out of 1600 degree flames.

    You go out to lunch, and complain because the
    restaurant got your order wrong.

    He hasn't seen a meal since last shift ate

    Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.

    He's worn the same stinking, wet, grungy clothes for
    the past 24 hours....no time for a shower.

    You go to the mall and get your hair redone.

    He holds the hair of some college girl while she's
    puking in the back of the ambulance.

    You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.

    His shift ended 2 hours ago and he on for another 24
    hours at a station thirty miles away.

    You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.

    He calls his girlfriend to tell her he made it back
    alive....then leaves abruptly for another fire.

    You yell and scream at the engine that just past you
    because they slowed you down.

    He's in the back of the engine, going to cut
    somebody out of their car only to find out that
    their dead and their daughter is barely alive.

    You roll your eyes as a baby cries.

    He cries as he hears his new born cry in the
    hospital....but he was taking a drunk teenager in
    when his boy was born.

    You criticize your fire dept and say their never
    there quick enough anyway.

    He blows the air horn while the person in front of
    them refuses to move while talking on their cell
    phone and doing their makeup.

    You hear the jokes about fallen firefighters and say
    they should have known better.

    He feels the floor give way while he's carrying an
    old lady from her bedroom and tosses on to the hard
    floor and falls into the unknown.

    You see the bright lights when you go by.

    He sees the broken bodies lying around the car.

    You are asked to go to the store by your parents.
    You don't.

    He looks into buying a bullet proof vest because he
    has been shot at trying to save the shooting victims

    You stay at home and watch TV.

    He takes his spare time to wash the wagon, restock
    the ambulance and maybe call his mother to tell her not
    to worry, he'll be home the next night

    You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and
    get comfortable.

    He tries to sleep on his spring board bed but keeps
    getting woken up by the gong and bell, ah, one hour
    of sleep, it should due till tomorrow night.

    You sit there and judge him, saying the that its a
    waste of money to have them around.

    Garbage truck workers make more than he does, but
    its not for the money, its for the people who don't
    appreciate what he does.

    And above all some of us do it for free!

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    Love that one. Thanks for sharing it
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?


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