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Fear Of Their Own Shadows

(for those who missed this!)

The lovely and brilliant TAMARA takes the Internets, AGAIN!  It seems some media fools were demonstrating how to use a portable fire extinguisher, when this exchange came about:

I am including in the dialogue the parts where I was yelling at the television. (Tamara)

Savannah Guthrie: “A lot of us are intimidated though, like, by the idea of turning it on…” *makes gestures and facial expressions as though she’s holding a well-greased and annoyed cobra at arms length*

Me:Wut?” *tilts head on side like RCA Victor mascot*

Jeff Rossen: “I… I will tell you, I actually never used a fire extinguisher before and I thought there would be a kickback and I was afraid to use it…”

Me: (yelling) “OH. MY. GOD! It’s a fire extinguisher, you sackless herbivore! What are you afraid of, you big girl’s blouse?

It had honestly never crossed my mind that a grown human being could feel an ounce of trepidation about a fire extinguisher. That’s like… I don’t know, being scared of pillows, or footstools, or filing cabinets. And whatever you call this bizarre phobia, two out of five Manhattanites on my TV screen just admitted to suffering from it!

Well Said!

I suspect said Manhattanites are ferried to work by limousine, and returned to their condos nightly under the watchful eyes of armed security.  No wonder they scoff at those of us in fly-over-states who seek self-sufficiency and self-protection.


It’s as though they are AGE 5 !

BRAVA, once again! – all hail the Queen of Snark!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


14 thoughts on “Fear Of Their Own Shadows

  1. Let me assure you that not all Manhattanites are scared of fire extinguishers.
    Nor do they all ride in limos and have armed guards.
    My best friend from high school now lives on the Upper East Side in a building with no guard, armed or otherwise.
    And, he gets everywhere on his own legs or takes a taxi. (He’s too impatient to wait for the subway or bus).

    Having spent time just this Feb. in Manhattan for a conference, I can also report that MANY Manhattanites take the bus, as I was crammed in there with them. And, they are a pretty tough bunch.
    (Remember, these people went through a major terrorist attack on their neighborhood!)

    Maybe a few are “scared of their shadows”, but I don’t think they represent the population of Manhattan.

    Posted by tomiarthistorian | July 24, 2015, 7:41 am
  2. Coddled is the word that comes to mind… Reality is going to suck when it smacks them in the face…

    Posted by Old NFO | July 24, 2015, 12:41 pm
  3. Agreed with the above. Your average New Yorker/Manhattanite probably isn’t afraid of ’em, but the chauffer-driven Connecticut-dwelling TV stars, in the rarefied atmosphere of 30 Rock probably has people who do that for them. They might break a nail, ya know…

    Posted by Rev. Paul | July 24, 2015, 1:37 pm
  4. The actual quote is “an effete corps of impudent snobs.”
    I miss Spiro. He had a way with words.

    Posted by Old 1811 | July 25, 2015, 7:12 am
  5. See, used to be natural selection would cull them…

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | August 3, 2015, 7:55 pm

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