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Deep down, I feel I did the right thing, but ....

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by novelist_wannabe, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    So I'm riding down the road and I see smoke. First thought: Hmmm, wonder if someone's house is on fire. Nope. Just a little old lady burning leaves in her back yard. I had bigger fires in my grill all summer. (dunno how the law applies to that. oh, well). Anyhowl, we're in an area that's under an outdoor burn ban because of drought conditions. Plus, an outdoor watering ban that means I have to take my car to a car wash to get it clean. So I call the fire department, where the burn ban is confirmed. They dispatch a fire truck. Made big scene. This little old lady must have been sorely embarrassed. Then I ride through the neighborhood and discover two other yards where leaves are being burned. So I called the fire department again. I feel like a complete jerk, but then again, I had my fill of watching the California wildfires on TV.

    So am I a do-gooding jerk? Is there any such thing?
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Damn. That's rough, bro.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Dude, you can't be too careful these days. You did the right thing. However, you see anyone cooking meth, keep your fucking mouth shut, snitchy.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I love the smell of burning leaves, you bastard.

    Plus, now I gotta bail granny out of jail -- again!
  5. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Long as they ain't doing it on top of a pile of leaves in plain view, it's really none of my business
  6. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    You're good. Shit, if you can't burn leaves, why should anyone else get to burn leaves.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    are you going to call the fire department and report the burning pile of something smelly on your front step too?
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Don't put it out with your boots, Ted.
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Don't tell me my business, Devil Woman. Call the fire department. This one's outta control!
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Looks like Fido had a little accident!
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I think it was a tad over the top.

    I mean, riding around the neighborhood with the purpose of spotting folks burning leaves?
  12. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Well done, concerned citizen. /Batman
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