Using them and/or buying them for home use? I feel like I should have one at home but the only time I’ve ever used one is when…
One of my brothers and I had been up all night drinking and were out in an alley a few blocks from our apartment. So then a fire extinguisher magically appeared, as they often do under such circumstances. We had no choice but to check the integrity of the unit, being all but the junior firemen that we were.
Within minutes the area’s paperboy appeared on his morning route. As if fate.
Have I told this story before?
Anyways, this paperboy must’ve felt like he’d walked into a trap because as soon as his eyes met the extinguisher he was sprinting in the other direction. My brother and I didn’t make eye contact. If a mouse is placed in front of a cat the cat will give chase. Without hesitation.
Imagine if you will two drunkards, war crying while chasing a paperboy down the street at 5am with a fire extinguisher. Used to its maximum potential.
Rest easy, of course he out ran us. Our night was winding down while his day was winding up. I’m not a mean-spirited person either. I see the escapade more as a friendly game of stranger tag. That’s a thing.
The moral of the story: when stars collide and circumstances present themselves, one should seize such good fortune.
Or not. I guess it depends on one’s age.
Also, I probably owe somebody an amends.