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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



    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
    awake.
    __________________________

    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
    working.
    __________________________

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

    He watches his buddy fall through four floors.
    __________________________

    You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty
    girls.

    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
    breakfast.
    __________________________

    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
    life.
    __________________________

    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!
    " IF GUNS KILL PEOPLE THEN I CAN BLAME MY MISSPELLINGS ON MY PENCIL" -Larry The Cable Guy-

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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?

    Ryan

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