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Old November 12th 05, 05:35 AM
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The Creation of the Firefighter
by "Author Unknown"

When the Lord was creating Firefighters, he was into his sixth day of
overtime when an Angel appeared and said, "Your doing a lot of fiddling
around on this one."

And the Lord said "Have you read the specification on this person?
Firefighters have to be able to go for hours fighting fires or tending
to a person that the usual every day person would never touch, while
putting in the back of their mind the circumstances. They have to be
able to move at a second's notice and not think twice of what they are
about to do, no matter what danger. They have to be in top physical
condition at all times, running on half-eaten meals, and they must have
six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of hands...no
way."

"It's not the hands that are causing me problems, " said the Lord,
"it's the three pairs of eyes a Firefighter has to have."

That's on the standard model? " asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. " One pair that sees through the fire and where they
and their fellow Firefighters should fight the fire next. Another pair
here in the side of the head to see their fellow Firefighters and keep
them safe. And another pair of eyes in the front so that they can look
for the victims caught in the fire that need their help."

"Lord" said the angel, touching his sleeve, " Rest and work on this
tomorrow."

"I can't, said the Lord, "I already have a model that can carry a 250
pound man down a flight of stairs and to safety from a burning building,
and can feed a family of five on a civil service paycheck."

The angel circled the model of the Firefighter very slowly, "Can it
think?"

"You bet," said the Lord. It can tell you the elements of a hundred
fires; and can recite procedures in their sleep that are needed to care
for a person until they reach the hospital. And all the while they have
to keep their wits about themselves. This Firefighter also has
phenomenal personal control. They can deal with a scene full of pain and
hurt, coaxing a child's mother into letting go of the child so that they
can care for the child in need. And still they rarely get the
recognition for a job well done from anybody, other than from fellow
Firefighters."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the
Firefighter. "There's a leak", she pronounced. "Lord, it's a tear."

"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.

"It's a tear from bottled-up emotions for fallen comrades. A tear for
commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the flag. It's a tear for
all the pain and suffering they have encountered. And it's a tear for
their commitment to caring for and saving lives of their fellow man!"

"What a wonderful feature Lord, you're a genius" said the angel.

The Lord looked somber and said "I didn't put it there."


 




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