Sit back and enjoy a story of intrigue and suspense. A mechanical crisis hit the Ladder Truck of 31-C shift, and I was on hand to witness the drama. But since I couldn’t 1) hear or 2) understand their lingo, I’ve had to ad-lib a bit. The following is my understanding of what went down…….
Something in the Engine Bay didn’t smell right. An acrid stench of hot rubber and grease filled the air like a sleazy carnival on a sweltering August day. With his super-human strength, Gravy heaved the cab off the axle and engine so the shift could better sleuth the problem.
Capt: You’re right. This doesn’t smell good. Something is burning.
Capt: Something is hot. Very hot. Hotter than a two-peckered alley cat. Let’s get this cooled down.
Connor (to himself): How does the Capt. know how hot a two-peckered alley cat is?????
Capt: And let’s get as many eyes…
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