Come on baby light my fire.

I was driving home last night and saw this:

The things I learn from the driver's seat of my car never cease to amaze me. Completely acceptable alternate spellings of common wirds, for instance.

And I have to say -- they certainly know how to take all the romance out of it with the strict timetable and all. I can only hope that after the early evening 7pm "regular" drill, there is an extra-special drilling of some sort. Maybe after the kids are asleep.

Also, I never knew you could get an emergency drilling by simply dialing 911.

I guess that's good information for all you women to remember just in case that "extra-special" late-night drilling didn't quite do it for you, and you require a strapping young firefighter to roll out his fire hose and quench a smouldering blaze somewhere.


  1. The sad thing is that most firefighters do not look like the guys on the calendars.

    I know whereof I speak.

  2. Anonymous10:44 PM

    I got your blaze right here. And the fire station is walking distance from my house. Who knew there was a regular drilling schedule?

  3. That's pretty bad. I caught further spelling atrocities on my way out of the movie theater not long ago.

    Click, and know that Noah Webster is rolling in his grave.

    And not only were they off on the spelling of "Eragon," which I could almost forgive considering it's a fantasy name anyway, but they also misspelled "Shepherd." Honestly, I expect a movie called "The Good Shephard" to be about an astronaut named Alan. My God people...

    - Scott

  4. P.S. And is that an "S" they're using for a number 5? It looks like part of a stuttering sentence.

    "Eregon i-i-is..."

    Eregon is WHAT, damn it?

    Not going to be popular on DVD would be my guess.

  5. SFG - I've only had them at my house once for a chimney fire, and I would say you are correct.

    kp - let me know if you need me to send the boys from PC #2 over. Just know that most of them have pirate teeth.

    scotty, you're just all up ons because they messed up the name of your movie.

  6. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Oh dear god, I thought only the goobers in my town slaughtered the English language on signs. Nice to know the South doesn't have a monopoly on goobers.

  7. Anonymous10:21 PM

    JV - thank you for your kind offer. I'll let you know if I need someone to open a can or bottle for me with their teeth.

  8. Maybe volunteer firefighters aren't too good-looking, but New York City firefighters are HOT!

  9. KP, I think you misunderstood my use of the term "pirate teeth."

  10. Oh man I've seen way worse than this. A garage sale sign spelt, get this, "grage sale". GRAGE! It haunts me to this very day.