Friday, February 17, 2012

Hoax

The fire trucks were already in the street. They were climbing back into their trucks when we arrived. We are told it is another hoax. There's no house fire, no people in flames. Just a bewildered occupant who answered the door - and left wondering who would bother ringing and sending the fire brigade to his house for no reason. While we chatted with the boys from the local fire station, a taxi also arrived and eventually went up to the same front door. The owner came out and I saw him talk to the driver before he shook his head and swore. We told the dispatcher it was another hoax, we were now clear. We drove off joking about waiting for the pizza delivery guy who would surely be next... What a waste of time.

2 comments:

lsn said...

Given the sheer number of vehicles turning up if I were the house owner I'd be wondering who I'd pissed off. Because that is a fairly obvious act of harrassment. The only time it happened in my street was when one lady yelled at some local teenagers for doing something stupid, and fire engines turned up to her house that night. Fortunately she was able to point them in the direction of the local teenagers houses...

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