I'll start with Samhill, the volunteer that came in the barn, without having to. Did he have his turnout gear on? If so, why wasn't he supposed to? No humans at risk? Hell, he should have whacked you over the head and dragged you out, the hell with the horse. That is what the insurance company would have said if he had been hurt getting the horse not you. One guy helps you out and they are all hero's? You love this kind of argument because you can wrap yourself in the flag and proclaim yourself, all vets, firefighters and cops to be hero's. Right up your alley and your response will be some lame statement about those that serve and for such little pay and put their lives on the line just to serve. It is an unassailable position and you stick to it like glue. Get over yourself. Many volunteers do it for the rush and they get to drive fast and they are inside the fire lines and the tv stations and newspapers are quoting them. Lastly, out in the real sticks, there is a reason they are called cellar savers.
No respect does not beget respect. Arrogance knows no bounds when balled up in a firefighter or cop full of his authority. Funny how I conduct myself gets me what I deserve, but not them? I see, because your an insider, father and yourself, you are always right because you've "earned" it. You and Sam are insiders, in a sort of fraternity, and you defend it to the Nth degree because you think you've earned something I havn't . Selfless devotion to protect and serve, yeah right. No doubt, there are some noble people out there.
I have never been arrested and I have had altercations with firefighters and police. I was right, every time. They were full of themselves and overstepped their bounds. It helps to know what the rules are and they have to abide by them also. In 4 instances I can think of, it never went to court because the superiors stepped in and made it plain they had overstepped. I did nothing but defend myself and stand up for my rights. If more people did it you would hear more about it in the news. Yes I have a chip on my shoulder, but I have a sense of right and wrong also. Don't try to beat me down when you are wrong just to show me who is in charge. Hence, Barney Fife. If you don't know someone like that character in all the years you 2 have been around, you ain't paying attention. Or maybe they weed them out better out in your areas.
Now then, it seems we keeps going over the same ground every few years. At least I am not so old I can't remember it.
So enough, you are both known quantities and so am I. I does not serve anything to just keep making the same points every few months.
As someone said earlier,