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(#97) Jane: Like a fire brigade

(1) JANE: How are you going to use a fire extinguisher that's bigger than you? ALEX: Easy--stand it next to the chair and climb up the chair. (2) LISA: That should work. JANE: Yeah, but the setup wastes time. Maybe we should leave it standing up, ready to use. (3) BRIAN: This isn't necessary because I'm still in the drawing phase. I can't start a fire with my pencil. (4) JANE: We could take turns manning it, like a fire brigade. BRIAN: I'm taking a break. I can't invent under these conditions.
| Posted by TSB | Week of 05/21/06 | Permalink |


TSB wrote:
I feel bad for Brian, but this is all part of his journey, and he's going to have his share of fun along the way.
05/21/06 13:58:10
A question for you, dear author: Since you use the term Fire Brigade, instead of Fire Department, are you not from around these parts? From somewhere UK-ish, perhaps?

Also, a comment. YAY Alex! By proping the fire extinguisher against the chair, he will be still able to control it. Those are filled with a compressed gas, and there WILL be recoil. Nothing noticable to a human, but pretty impressive to a Joe or a CY. So again, YAY ALEX!
05/21/06 16:55:24
TSB wrote:
Thanks for writing, Badger! I'm grateful for your support and interest.

I was born and raised in America, although some of my ancestors are British. I'm not sure why I used the term fire brigade instead of fire department. I just liked the sound of it.

I wish I could take credit for being that clever, but I didn't anticipate the recoil issue. I chose the chair because it was the right height--the extinguisher needed to be upright, and Alex needed a way to reach the trigger.

Come to think of it, I've never actually used a fire extinguisher (although I put them all over the house, including the bedroom).

I'm glad it worked out--Alex and I both look smart!
05/21/06 17:27:21
By the way, did you ever get to read SKUNKS!?
05/21/06 22:05:01
TSB wrote:
I've been working ridiculously long hours the past few weeks, so I haven't read it yet, but I'm looking forward to it!
05/27/06 21:11:53

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