I went for my daily walk from the office to the shopping centre in town today and as I was walking over a bridge over the railway I smelled smoke, looked over the side and saw that there was a fire under the bridge somewhere near the tracks.
The two people in front of me didn’t seem interested so I phoned the fire brigade. They asked me where I was so I explained that I was on a bridge over the railway. They asked what part of the town I was in and I told them I didn’t know because I was walking so they asked again which part of town I was in. Funnily enough, I still didn’t know.
So I gave directions from the nearest point they would be able to get a fire engine to and went on my way, calling in at the train station on the way to let them know about the fire. Quarter of an hour later, the fire brigade rang to ask where the fire was because they couldn’t find it. The fire station is literally no more than 3 or 4 minutes from where the fire was but it took them a quarter of an hour to get there. I gave the same directions to the fireman on the phone who said “ah, I think we’re at the wrong bridge”.
The thing is, there isn’t another footbridge over the railway for miles so I have no idea where they went!
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