The Town Fire Chief


Felix was playing golf with our town’s fire chief when
he hit a ball into the rough. As Felix headed for the
brush to find his ball, the chief warned him, “Be
careful, the rattlesnakes are out.”

The chief explained that calls had been coming in all
week requesting assistance with removing the snakes.

“You’ve got to be kidding,” Felix replied in astonish-
ment. “People actually call the fire department to
help them with rattlesnakes? What do you say to them?”

“Well,” said the chief, “the first thing I ask is,
‘Is it on fire?'”