Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Norwegian fire department

One dark night outside a small town in Minnesota, a fire started inside the local chemical plant and in a blink it exploded into massive flames. The alarm went out to all the fire departments from miles around. When the volunteer fire fighters appeared on the scene, the chemical company president rushed to the fire chief and said, "All of our secret formulas are in the vault in the center of the plant! They must be saved, and I will give $50,000 to the fire department that brings them out intact."

But the roaring flames held the firefighters off. Soon more fire
departments had to be called in as the situation became desperate.

As the firemen arrived, the president shouted out that the offer was now $100,000 to the fire department who could bring out the company's secret files.

From the distance, a lone siren was heard as another fire truck came into sight. It was the nearby Norwegian rural township volunteer fire company composed mainly of Norwegians over the age of 65. To everyone's amazement, the little run-down fire engine operated by these old Norwegians passed all the newer sleek engines parked outside the plant.....and drove straight into the middle of the inferno.

Outside, the other firemen watched as the Norwegian old-timers jumped off and began to fight the fire with a performance and effort never seen before. Within a short time, the Norsk old timers had extinguished the fire and saved the secret formulas.

The grateful chemical company president joyfully announced that for such a superhuman feat he was upping the reward to $200,000, and walked over to personally thank each of the brave, though elderly, Norsk fire fighters.

The local TV news reporters rushed in after capturing the event on film asking, "What are you going to do with all that money?"

"Vell," said Ole Larsen, the 70-year-old fire chief, "da furst
thing ve do is fix da brakes on dat focking truck!"


  • At 1:56 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    I saw that coming like a runaway fire truck--and it was still frickin' hilarious!

  • At 3:26 PM , Blogger Galad said...

    Thanks for a good laugh to start the day!

  • At 5:42 PM , Anonymous Dave Daniels said...

    Ha ha ha, thanks for the great laff!

  • At 1:06 PM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    Happy Memorial Day to you. I think the day should also celebrate the police and firefighters who risk themselves on a daily basis. What a great story.

  • At 6:35 PM , Blogger Tiggywinkle Knits said...

    Oh, bad, bad, bad! Almost as bad as my May 5th post! We should get together and trade bad jokes!

  • At 9:07 PM , Blogger Kate said...

    snort, chuckle, that's a great one. Haven't heard it before at all. Must send it to some friends...


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