Monday, November 24, 2008
There are sure ways to meet a Fireman.
Like maybe The Annual Fireman's Chili Cook off, Or perhaps stealing a neighbors cat and chasing it up a tree.
Catching a ten foot drapery in your house on fire however, will not do the trick.
The Scene: My house. Girls Night. Eight girls on their way.
Girlfriend #1 arrives.
I hear her out in the driveway and walk outside to assist. Apparently when I opened the front door to exit there was some sort of vacuum effect and the drapery blew out the slider and onto the lanai catching fire on a candle.
Under a minute later first friend to arrive and I are back in the house...
Within seconds I notice the fire and start screaming!
Holy shit! That had to be the scariest moment of my life.
And what do I do??? PANIC!!!
Seriously, I DID.NOT.KNOW.WHAT.THE.FUCK.TO.DO!
They teach us at a young age that if WE are on fire... TO,STOP,DROP & ROLL...
But they don't teach us what to do when our draperies catch fire.
Fortunately, while I'm frantically running around searching for the phone to call The Old Man next door and the fire alarm is blaring because I don't know what to do...
Girlfriend #1 has smothered the fire with her favorite blanket.
Apparently she learned more in Girl Scouts than me!
So, there you have it.
We'll just call it "Girls Gone Wild: Up In Smoke Episode."
The house is still standing. I'm just missing a window treatment. Girlfriend #1 is missing a blanket.