Alarm

Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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4 Responses

  1. Dr. Chako says:

    Your post reminded me of one of the early Dark Tower books by Stephen King. I believe he made a reference to fat policemen and how shameful they were. We were better in the Army because they used humilation to shame the fat kids into losing weight. When the lives of your brothers and sisters in arms requires you to be in shape, you tend to stay that way. Not sure why that doesn’t apply to firefighters.

    As for worry, I’m certain it’s a survival instinct developed over the ages for some useful purpose. It’s mostly a nuisance. Dealing with serious medical issues every day keeps things in perspective for me. I’m curious, did you worry more or less when you were chasing real-life horror stories?

    -DrC

  2. Uncle Ted says:

    What’s most alarming to me is that people aren’t curious/motivated enough to even find the cause.

    Both of my smoke detectors were laying on the ground when I returned home from a recent trip. Upon questioning, my roommate said ‘about 4 days ago, they both just started going off at once.’

    ‘Did you try to figure out why?’

    *Puzzled look*.

    He hadn’t even put them back in, 4 days later.

    Alarming.

  3. pokerpeaker says:

    Good boy! Keep it up and we’ll talk soon!
    (The writing as well as the running, btw).

  4. Mrs. Otis says:

    This is good writing. And, yes, I will worry until it kills me. Loveyoumeanit.

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