By needs_another_loan - 02/10/2009 01:43 - United States
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Oxbaker: Wouldn't it be BECAUSE they don't pay sales tax that they have to pay a fire department bill? Your reasoning astounds me. Silvermoon: Well yes, I know that too, but I don't know if I would remember it immediately if something was on fire. Maybe i'd try splashing water on it once, and then remember "oh right!". I hope this woman didn't try hosing it down...
When do you learn that? In grade school? My best friend taught me to shake salt on the grease because salt can't burn so that is how I deal with it or of course a lid or another non flammable cover.
If you do that you could wind up with a dust explosion. This sometimes happens in wood mills and flour plants where three are enough particles in the air to make them catch on fire and it makes a huge fireball. I'd strongly advice against using flour. Just use a wet towel and call the fire dept.
How the hell did she start a grease fire in the process of making a sammich?
I discovered that you can't put out a grease fire with baking powder....it's supposed to be baking soda. Turns out baking powder makes the flames bigger. :)
A fire department bill?? Isn't 'saving your life' included in the tax you pay??
I thought you Americans liked that whole "bill you if you use it" thing. I mean, you run your healthcare like that. Why not other things? When your house catches fire, the fire department hand you a bill after you call them out. When someone steals your car, the police bill you for their expenses in tracking down the crook. That's what Americans want, right?