Sunday, November 18, 2007

better not set my house on fire

I know people who have lost their homes and all of their possessions to fire. Fortunately, this has never happened to me. I did nearly set my kitchen on fire a few weeks ago when I set a piece of paper towel on top of a candle. Stupid is as stupid does.

I hadn't realized how much of a bullet I had dodged until I read this article. Apparently, fire is big business in China. I wonder if there is an a la carte menu of favours? How much to ensure that they show up when my house catches fire? Enquiring minds want to know. Perhaps I would be lucky enough to get the one corrupt official who does not require sexual favours.


1 comment:

Emory said...

You know, its always women being offered these specicial services. What happened to equality? Not once, not the first time has a Chinese female firefighter offered me special treatment.

All I get is $2 shirt cleaning on a Tuesday.

*---> mumbles to self, goes and feeds the cat*