What’s the difference between a firefighter and a dentist? Sounds like a setup for a joke, right? Well, the punch line is that some people actually don’t know the difference.
Like this person, who called the fire department desperate for some help for his aching tooth. Maybe he just dialed the wrong number? Anyway, we do hope he got that toothache taken care of.
Firefighters, it turns out, have a lot more in them than just putting out fires. They can save kittens from trees, help people who locked themselves in or out of their house, and apparently, also, unclog toilets. Shouldn't we have changed their name to "everything-fighters" by now?
Only seems fair, as they do end up winning the fight against many different problems that are not fire-related whatsoever.
Not every call should be answered and not every whim should be satisfied. We assume this old lady was truly worried for the owl but has someone tried explaining to her that owls live in trees? That they have wings and can fly away to a different tree if they want to?
Owls are known for their wisdom, while we, humans, not so much... and this story proves this point perfectly.
The Kitten That Could
Was there a terrible misunderstanding on this call? Like, when the man said "Please, come fast, my kitten bit my finger," did the dispatcher hear, "My kitten started a fire?"
There's no other possible explanation as to why firefighters would find themselves with a man and a kitten who isn't even stuck in a tree! Also, how bad can a kitten bite really be? And how on earth are firemen supposed to help with that?
A 4 AM Crisis
What was this lady doing up so late at night? Is 4 am really the time to be relentlessly looking for the tv remote? Maybe not finding it is a sign that one should go to sleep instead of waking up the fire department?
Was it really that urgent to stream old episodes of "Friends" again? We are sure it could have waited for the morning, or at least until she found the remote herself...