- Jul 28, 2008
That's funny about the kids. No harm done if the chief laughed about it. Of course now, kids can make all the fart noises they want on FRS radios. Heck, all they have to do is make their own video's on YOUTUBE like the late Angry Grandpa Charlie Green did.When I was younger I had saved my mowing money to purchase my own scanner. It was always great to listen to the sheriff's office. I remember at the time, the DNR didn't dispatch through their own offices. Our county game warden was through the sheriff's office. We ended up getting a snow storm and the sheriff's office ended up declaring a snow emergency. The deputies were out patrolling and the game warden was in high demand since he was the only one with a four wheel drive. He was out helping them and the sheriff's office asked him what his location was. He told the dispatcher that he wasn't sure if he was on the road or in someone's yard. Another deputy keys up the radio and tells him keep going. If you stop it won't be pretty.
It was also pretty neat back in the day before everyone went digital, the sheriff's office would announce on the radio for the scanner listeners the score of the football or basketball games in the county when they were home games.
More recently, we moved into a house closer to my work. My son joined Cub Scouts. The Cubmaster is a volunteer firefighter and had us meet at the main fire station in town and was going to let the boys basically climb on the trucks and show them the equipment. They went nuts and had a ball. The ladder truck was the one that they liked the most to get out in the basket on the water monitor. Some of them were sitting in the cab just looking around. One of the other fathers is a fireman too. He went up in the cab and turned on the master battery switch. They were playing with the lights and stuff and decided that they wanted to play with the headsets in the cab. Come to find out, the headsets were tied into the radio. The kids were talking to each other and then one decided they were going to either make a fart noise or actually fart into the mike. The Cubmaster got a call real quick about the boys making noises on the radio and then the fire chief showed up. He said he listened to the recording and they all got a chuckle out of it.
Now, all you have to do is check you phone for sports scores.
Thanks for the laugh from this post.