Generally not a lot to share over coffee here…. Ohhh, wait a minute, I should make that coffee an “IV drip” style – Sorry little Public Safety humor. Seems Public Safety folks live on coffee (well most that I know anyway)….
I learned about this Weekend Coffee Share through a couple blogs I follow (and wrote about over on my personal blog – Jottings and Writings) and thought it might be a fun way to share some thoughts and such regarding the Public Safety realm. As I was starting to say earlier, not a lot to share over a cup of coffee. Most of what I do is just sharing information that I come across on my various Social Media sites.
I will share a photo that I took this last week at the local fire station while on one of my bike rides. I also added some text to the photo (what is that called? graphic meme?)….. Or maybe I won’t (darn it, Can’t get the photos to upload). Basically, they were photos I took of the cab of fire engine/truck at local station tilted for some quick maintenance work. The text I had added said “Proper Maintenance”…. “Is Critical”.
I have to say the guys at the station here are awesome… But then I could say that about all the firefighters out there… A while back (I won’t go in to details) was asked (in one of those ways that says the person doesn’t really want an answer, they’re just questioning your reasoning, or if it is a good idea to do so type thing) Why I would go through the trouble of baking cookies when they probably just throw them away and “Why don’t you do that or the homeless shelter instead”, which led to the whole “firefighters are rich” (huhhh??) thing. What can I say “Haters will Hate”, right?!? Some people just don’t understand (and, I guess, never will). I was even asked if I had “cleared it” with someone in authority (Duhhh, of course and got the “go ahead”). Well between you and me, I don’t care if people think I’m wrong to do so… Baking cookies for the local fire stations is something I’ve done off and on for years, and (by golly) will continue to do. It’s my way of saying THANK YOU.
I’ll try to jump in next week or another Weekend Coffee Share