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
A FIREMANS LIFE
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
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.
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
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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Thread: Please read this
03-31-2007, 05:31 PM #1
Please read this" IF GUNS KILL PEOPLE THEN I CAN BLAME MY MISSPELLINGS ON MY PENCIL" -Larry The Cable Guy-
03-31-2007, 09:00 PM #2
Love that one. Thanks for sharing itIf someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
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