If you get the feeling that not a whole lot of these stories are going to have to do with firefighters rushing inside burning buildings to save people, then you’re right. A lot of them are going to be like this story, which had a guy thinking he knows what he’s doing. In his mind, he was the intoxicated version of Houdini.
He was even kind of hostile towards the firefighters that came to help him out, but once it was over he was thankful. Actually, now that we think about it, if his trick was “I can get out of these handcuffs without unlocking them,” then we guess he succeeded!
Cats Can Be Catty Too
Cats are pretty good at getting themselves both into and out of scary situations. Thus, when a cat is really, truly stuck, they will let you know by howling at the top of their little kitty lungs.
But cats are also lying, scheming little monsters, so as soon as the fire department showed up to help out, the cat was able to magically free itself. Guess what's going to happen the next time she gets her paw stuck under the dishwasher? The owner certainly isn't going to call for help just to end up looking like an idiot.
A Last-Second Decision
If you're going to be dealing with a huge storm like a hurricane, our two pieces of advice are either to get out of there right away or to load up on supplies and stay put without going outside at all.
This woman, unfortunately, chose both, which means she stepped outside with her sons in the middle of the hurricane and tried to leave, immediately getting stuck, which means that the probably over-worked fire department had to go and rescue her, even when she knew she should have stayed home. Good job, lady.
A New Twist on an Old Classic
Calling up the fire department to get your cat out of a tree is as American as apple pie. In pop culture, firefighters save people from burning buildings, and they rescue cats stuck in trees. In this story, the woman was more than willing to go up the tree to save her cat, but she wasn't comfortable climbing back down.
So she called the fire department to come to get her at four in the morning. It's known that climbing up something is easier than maneuvering yourself back down, but this woman might have missed that memo.
Pick Your Favorite Body Part
Due to the censoring this image has, we aren't exactly sure where the spring from the mattress landed, but we're going to assume that it was somewhere painful. Most likely it's a three-letter body part.
Calling the fire department because you think you have a spring pinning you to the bed seems fairly reasonable if we're being honest. We all know that waking up can be pretty difficult sometimes – if you have a long day ahead of you, you might be tempted just to stay in bed for a while. This woman had to stay longer than she expected.