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Post by munsi » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:32 am

Smelling smoke as I wake to alarms.

Fire?

Fire!

Rolling out of bed onto the floor, pausing to grab my phone. Keeping low, making my way through and out of the increasingly smoke-filled house. My wife’s with her parents for the weekend, thank God for that. All that’s left is to call 911.

“Please,” I say, calmly as I can, “help me. My house is burning.”

The gentle, accented reply; “That‘s unfortunate, but I’m not sure what to do about it. I’m in India.”

I lost everything in the blaze. Still, the civic budget was balanced, and property taxes lowered...

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Post by flyawaybefree » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:31 pm

that would really suck.
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Post by strawman » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:05 pm

Had to be inspired by the story last week about the guy whose house burned down while the firemen looked on, because he hadn't paid a $70 association membership fee.
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Post by munsi » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:48 pm

strawman wrote:Had to be inspired by the story last week about the guy whose house burned down while the firemen looked on, because he hadn't paid a $70 association membership fee.
...the very one! also: that dude's neighbours must've been ticked. they totally paid their fees on time and the fire was allowed to spread almost to their lawn?

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