I’ve often thought that firefighters might make poor employees if they were working at the local Ace Hardware store, business office or factory. In those jobs, you likely know what’s going to happen at work 2 or 3 days ahead of time. For me and many other firefighters, that predictability of what’s going to happen ahead of time would be a killer. The best part of being a firefighter was that you never knew what was going to happen that shift as you drove to work. When I was a county structural firefighter, you might go from an auto accident to a medical call to a fire to a mountain rescue. What fun!!! At least it was for me. And it is for hundreds of thousands of firefighers around the world. But there’s more to the story. If you spent your youth becoming accustomed to the fast pace of fire operations, you start to imagine that anyone who thinks differently than yourself must be weird or somehow “less than”. It’s not them fellow firefighters, it is us. Hope you enjoy this story.