You Got Some ‘Splainin To Do

This evening, I read about a fire engine that crashed into a Dairy Queen in Farmersville Texas.  The Engine, less than a year old, was being driven by a non-firefighter, city employee who was returning it from the shop.

Well, there goes a half million dollars and a gross of waffle  cones.


A few years ago, I had a brush with embarrassment as I was the Driver/Operator on Engine 2 one evening  as we were returning to our station after responding to a

It was raining, the road was leaf-covered and  I accidentily edged the front wheel off the pavement onto the ” Really Soft Shoulder” at about 10 mph.  Luckily, we were able to offload the water from the tank, losing several tons of water weight and  get towed out with no damage to the engine.

My pride, not so much, but at least I didn’t destroy a Dairy queen.

Not one of my proudest moments

Not one of my proudest moments


The normal orientation of E-2

The normal orientation of E-2







About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to You Got Some ‘Splainin To Do

  1. OMG!!! not the waffle cones. The Dairy Queen, sure run it over, but not the waffle cones. And you may have driven a big expensive important piece of life saving equipment off the road, but at least no waffle cones were damaged in the process so I am sure all was forgiven.

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  2. Little Voice says:

    It’s so embarrassing to publicly get a fire truck stuck while eating ice cream in a waffle cone from a Dairy Queen…oh, you weren’t eating an ice cream cone when you guided the fire truck off the road accidently? That’s a better story than having too much to drink…


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