Friday, September 25, 2015

Today's random thought

I don't think I'll ever get used to seeing the seeing the fire truck go grocery shopping, Yet today wasn't the first time I've seen it.
The grocery store we use in place of a convenience store is just one block from the fire station. It's a pretty long block, but not too long to walk. Except that when firemen are on call, the truck goes where they do, in case they get a call while they're out, so they can't just walk. If one of them needs a blood test, they take the fire engine to the medical lab. If they need groceries, they take the fire engine to the grocery store. If you're the grocery store just a long block from the fire station, you leave a spot next to the container trucks for the fire engine to park, especially if they're all out front because a hill is in behind. The firemen just have to walk the length of the store to reach the front door, and it's not a long store. {wink, Smile}
Anne Elizabeth Baldwin


  1. Oh, that is interesting. I don't think I've seen anything like that around here (or if I did, I didn't realize what was happening.) :)

    1. I guess it's easy to miss at first. I think Dad had to point it out to me the first time. I saw a fire truck in the parking lot, and wondered why. He pointed out the two firemen waiting, and said they were waiting with the truck in case a call came, so they could get their buddies in the store, and go. He'd fought forest fires for the State of California during his third summer in college. It's the same - they were in a camp where they couldn't easily run these sorts of daily errands - but I think he got to talk to full-time firefighters. Either they mentioned it, or he learned it elsewhere. :)