What It's Really Like To Be A Firefighter
I mean, when I go jogging, I often run past the fire house around the corner from me, and seeing all those big strong dudes standing around with their arms crossed-it can be intimidating! Even-especially-when they say hello to me first.
I mean, do you say "Excuse me, but might I be able to slide down your pole? F: I tell you what: If you have a nephew, bring him by the firehouse, and say, "This little guy loves the trucks-can he get a tour? They'll all come out to say hello.
MK: Excellent. I don't have a nephew, but I can't wait to find a small child to use as a pawn. MK: I've been thinking that the next time I go jogging I should fall down and pretend to sprain my ankle in front of the firehouse. Think that would work to draw the guys out?
That's part of the reason we do the job. And if you fall, you better believe we'd be coming to get you.
But what might be easier is just stopping by with cookies or a cake, saying you baked the stuff because you wanted to thank the guys for the work they do. We always appreciate that kind of thing. F: Ones where there are cheap drinks.
But seriously, go to any watering hole that's close to a firehouse and ask if it's a firemen hang-out. Some of us get part-time jobs as bartenders or bouncers, so we often hang out at the place where one of us is working. For both locals and tourists who want to go fireman-watching? MK: Ohhh-kay.
When you're dating a fireman don't expect to be introduced to the station in the early stages of the relationship. Like bringing a date home to meet the parents. 20 years ago this article would be focused on what a woman can expect when dating a fireman, today these tips also apply to a man dating a. Are you currently dating (or about to be dating) a firefighter? I thought a post outlining some of the things to expect would be most appropriate.
So that means sports bars with cheap drinks. Not entirely my style-but for firemen, maybe I can compromise. What should you say if you run into a fireman at a bar? MK: Believe me, I won't have to act. I mean, all that gear you have to wear-how much does that weigh? MK: Are there any topics of conversation that firemen find especially interesting? Or anything we should avoid?
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Sure, it's true that we don't work the same kind of hours as some other people, but we also go to a lot of funerals, and visit a lot of guys we know in the hospital. MK: Is there a certain type of female who is especially appealing to a fireman? But most firemen like to have fun, so they like women who can hold their own in conversation: who are capable of joking around, busting their chops, pushing back a little.
If you're willing to have fun, that's more important than looks, to tell you the truth. MK: Ah, I see. That's my problem: I'm a real shrinking violet.
F: Also, firemen like women who know how to empathize-good listeners. We're supposed to be tough guys, and to pretend the stuff we do doesn't scare us. But sometimes it does, and sometimes your best friends die. And we're not supposed to talk about that stuff-because we're supposed to be macho-but it can be really therapeutic if there's someone we can talk to about everything.
We like to go out a lot, have fun, go to bars, be with our buddies.
Dating a fireman and what to expect
Any fireman will always be half-married to his job and to the other firemen he knows. There will be station trips to do exciting things that you are not invited to. But there will also be birthday parties, anniversaries and other life experiences to be celebrated and mourned with your adoptive firefighting family. Enjoy it while you can - these are some of the best, most loyal friends you will ever have. And remember, these are hour shifts, so if they work the 24th you won't have them home on Christmas morning.
Despite all the good things about marrying a firefighter, there will also be some odd behaviors that you'll notice. We are not insane, or in need of medication - Well, now that you mention it, what do you have? For example You may back into a spot from time-to-time, but we do it all the time, every time. We back into the spot at the mall, the burger joint, and especially at home. It can get frustrating, but when you need to leave, BOOM, car is ready to go.
As the laundry pile grows - and we're likely to do it when you're gone - you will notice that a normal person's arrangement of varying color garments has been replaced with all manner of navy blue T-shirt and sweatshirt.
Blue is a nice color; get over it. We are a stubborn breed, but manage to get home safe far more often than not.
And we'll always keep our eye on what is important. So give us a warm, welcome home to back the truck into and we'll prove to be a loyal partner in the decades to come.
Know what you are getting into dating a firefighter. DON'T and I repeat don't expect to change these men, if you discover in the first few. Your firefighter, society, and personal stories can teach you only a is just beginning his career, neither of you really knows what to expect and. Before you say, "Hey, I want to date a fireman!," you should really understand their life and know what to expect out of the relationship.
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