Life of a Fire Wife

Man Stuck In a Tree

DON’T READ THIS IS YOU ARE EASILY NAUSEATED OR VERY SENSITIVE!!!!!

“Gallows humor” is a big part of fire service life.  (Or law enforcements, etc…)  It’s a survival instinct, I’m told, and I must have it too, because I think it’s just plain funny…… most of the time. 

Johnny’s engine got a call to respond to a man stuck in a tree.  Really? A man stuck in a tree? Now I know Johnny and he was probably thinking, “I’ve never seen a dead person in a tree – he can get down by himself.” (He has a similar response to a call for cats stuck in trees….I’ve never seen a cat skeleton in a tree!)

So as they approach Johnny smells BBQ and he’s thinking “It’s 9am! Who in the hell is cooking this early?” Do you see where I’m going with this? NO? Well read on…….

Apparently some guy was trimming a tree with a METAL pole type trimmer and ….well…..let’s just say he’ll never do that again. literally. He’s dead. It took two hours to get power cut off so they could recover the body. Meanwhile the guy is up there sizzling away. (Marshmellows, anyone????) It took another two hours to get the body out of the tree and packed up for the coroner.

So by this time they are all hungry. It’s lunchtime, after all! So what does my husband suggest for lunch?

MONGOLIAN BARBECUE!!!!

Sick, I tell you!  🙂

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