Saturday, October 30, 2010

Jose The Fire Fighter... I Will Fight Any Fire Cheap

There was a wealthy Texas rancher who owned a lot of oil wells. One day while sitting on his front porch he noticed one of his oil derricks was on fire so he began making calls to get someone to put out the fire but they all wanted what he thought was way too much. He knew that this was one of his oldest oil wells and it most certainly would dry up before long so he felt it was not worth spend that much on. But then he began getting sentimental as he realized that was one of the first wells his grand pappy had given him so once again he began making some calls to find someone who would put out the fire.

Then he saw an add in the newspaper that said, "Jose the fire fighter... Will fight any fire cheap." so he picked up the phone and dialed the number. "Hello, Jose the fire fighter. I will fight any fire cheap. Can I help you?" The old man asked how much to fight an oil derrick fire and Jose replied, "Si, I will fight your oil derrick fire for 10,000 Pesos." Since the price was unbelievable he was excited and old man told him to hurry up and get over there. That afternoon as the old man was waiting on his front porch he looked up and saw a flatbed truck loaded with about 20 Mexicans on back and coming down a dirt road like a bat out of hell. Thinking he would greet Jose and his crew the old man walked out to the road and the truck didn't even slow down and almost ran him over.

After jumping out of the road the old man watched as the flatbed truck sped right out through the field weaving it's way amongst the other oil derricks until it got to the oil derrick that was on fire and crashed right into it! The old man hopped in his pickup and raced down to the oil derrick where he couldn't believe his eyes as he watched the workers beating the fire out with their sombreros and stomping the flames in their sandals until the fire was completely extinguished.

The old man walked over and asked which one was Jose. They all looked alike in their burnt and smoking clothes and scorched faces but one of them came up and said, "Hello Senior... I am Jose the fire fighter." The old man still excited from what he had just witnessed said, "Sweet Lord all mighty... Jose, that is the damndest thing I have ever seen. Here is your 10,000 Pesos. Now tell me what are you going to do with all the money?" Jose said, "Well Senior, the first thing I am going to do is fix those damn brakes on my truck."

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