Thursday, June 16, 2011
Hi Mum, it's Sammy (clone 59 - part 1)
Bought a small place at the edge of town. The real estate guy called it a fixer-upper and you know what that means. Cheap and breakable fixtures with no nice features anywhere. At least the price was right.
I wanted something exciting for my job. Something where you can make a difference.
The pay sucks. Be here 9 to 5 for 5 days a week and only get 200?
Why the hell do I have to wear a uniform and she doesn't? Is this discrimination or what?
There's something familiar about standing in a wall of flame, but I can't quite place what.
Funny thing, Mum. Neither Sophie nor another dude who came in later actually helped. I can see one person staying behind to man the station but surely you send at two to an emergency?
Nice, I got a small bonus for saving the house. A bit of extra money is very welcome.
After spending hours here, I'm getting the idea about why the pay is so low. It seems that we mostly just chill out around the station and maybe at some point we have to rush to an emergency.
Lucky for me there is stuff to do around the station. Exercise equipment, tv, foosball, and books to read. My first choice is always exercise. Hauling the fire equipment around is hard work. And being able to run from one place to another might turn out important in the long run.
"Sophie, why didn't you come along to the fire today? I could have used some help."
"Someone has to man the station."
"Ok, then why didn't that other dude come?"
"He was trying to prove he could outlast me at aerobics."
"Damn it, he did. Next time, I'll show him."
Sigh, which means I get to solo the next fire too.
I quite like her. She's very pretty.
"Hey, Beautiful. I have a little something for you."
"What? I love surprises! What is it?" She is very bouncy when she's excited.
She was very impressed. We went on a date.
She was really excited by my uniform and the fact that I'm a fireman.
She's so cute when she's excited, bouncing around like a 4 year old.
When she stopped bouncing, I moved in for a kiss. I think she liked it. I know I did.
In one way, that's a bonus. I get to drive the nice big fire truck.
What, no furniture? I hear you exclaim.
Well, that's not the reason.
She's another pretty lady. This town has a lot of them.