Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:37 AM.

Recently, we had a friend whose house caught on fire in the wee hours of the morning.  Fortunately, she, her family and pets all got out of the house.  As most folks can only imagine, it was a very traumatic experience for them.

For those who have gone through such an experience, they know the feelings of helplessness and sadness of losing their belongings, sometimes even loved ones. 

It surprises me the way folks react sometimes.  On some of our local internet news sites, at least one person questioned the number of resources/units that arrived to fight the fire.

Really, they did.

This particular person thought the number of units that showed up was “excessive” and wanted to bring the neighborhood into the situation.

They were complaining that “if they had a fire,” they knew that all of those units wouldn’t come to put the fire out at their house.  Perhaps, the complaining person was having a bad day, because I know most folks would not find fault in the number of firefighters who come to help when they are needed. Especially when the number is more than what some people would expect.

I just don’t see complaining about a “fictitious fire” or a fire that you haven’t had and don’t want to have.

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