********************A lot of people I work with at American Ambulance have dual lives in that they also are members of their local volunteer fire departments. Most of them are lovingly referred to as "bucketheads" though I'm sure they are frequently called other things, too! I personally have never had any great desire to run into a burning building or wear 90+ pounds of turn-out gear in some of the nasty hot, hazy, and humid weather we get here in New England but there are a lot of men and women who absolutely love it and I applaud them all. They do our communities a very valuable service.
At any rate, that is just a prelude leading to this week's question as some sort of explanation seemed necessary. A medic that I work with, who is also a member of his local volunteer fire department, got toned out last night for what was apparently a pretty good fire in his neck of the woods that was "a real burner". Instead of being home sleeping in a nice air-conditioned room at midnight he was out battling a blaze and enjoying every minute of it along with a lot of other volunteers who train and prepare for a really good fuego (Spanish for 'fire'). Uh, right ... again, not my idea of a good time but that's just me!
Earlier today I was chatting with him via Yahoo! Instant Messenger and he told me that he was only two steps away from having the perfect day so, of course, I had to ask what he defined the perfect day as. To him it consists of three things - a good fire, a good meal, and a bit of intimacy with the wife (is that delicate enough, Andrew?). It was still early in the day when we were chatting so there was still a chance he'd have the perfect day if things went well. I'm going to guess that if he comes to work in a good mood tomorrow that he did! NOT that I need to know all the details!
While we were chatting Andrew asked me what my perfect day would be and I drew a complete blank (figures!) but he gave me the idea for this week's question which is:
What is your definition of the perfect day?
If it involves fighting a fire - Lord love ya! A big thanks to Drew for the assist this week!