There was a Texas oil tycoon who was watching his largest oil well going up in flames. He called in the best fire fighting equipment money could buy but there was no way they could get close enough to the intense flames to reach them with their water hose.
Finally, out of desperation, he called the local volunteer fire department. They chugged up in their 1946 truck and passed every one of the state of the art rigs and headed toward the center of the fire. They stopped, jumped out, sprayed each other down with water, and then proceeded to put out the fire. When they were finally finished, the millionaire was so impressed with the crew’s dedication and bravery, he awarded the chief with a check for $10,000.
Later, a reporter asked the chief what he was going to do with the money. The chief replied, “Well, the first thing we’re going to do is fix those lousy brakes!!”
Ha! Emergencies sometimes can make a hero out of you, who knew?
Have a great first weekend in May, and enjoy that spectacular Derby!