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Somemi-ilktoday.. [Apr. 28th, 2008|12:31 pm]
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Steve Leech, a milkman in Cornwall England was making his regular deliveries one morning when he noticed smoke pouring out of a gift shop along his route. He called 999 ( The English equivalant of 911) but then decided not to wait for the fire fighters to arrive. "I saw the row of apartments up above the shop, and I thought, bloody hell, I'd better do something!" What did Leech do? He kicked open the door of the ship and started pouring milk in the fire. By the time the firefighters arrived `5 minutes later, the ire was under control -- and Leech is credited with saving the row of eight shops, as well as the lives of the people living in the apartments above them. "It was hard work opening all thos bottles, since they have tamper-proof lids, but it was even harder to eplain to my boss where all the milk (320 pints) had gone" Leech neednt have worried about his boss -- he not only kept his job, in january 2002 England's National Dairymen's association named him the "Hero Milkman of the Millennium."

Have you ever saved anyone?

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[User Picture]From: rinnychan
2008-04-28 05:38 pm (UTC)
She doesn't talk that fast. Listen to her when the subtitles are scrolling at the bottom of the screen. She's not talking fast at all, but the subtitles are done to make it seem like she is.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-28 07:48 pm (UTC)
It's pretty fast I think. I mean she's got the world record.
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2008-04-28 06:16 pm (UTC)
a few years ago i was walking home and heard some screaming, i ran around the corner and found this guy trying to rape a girl. i pulled him off gave him a few slaps and chased him off. a taxi driver nearby had called the police and they came screeching around the corner, advanced on me thinking i was the guy. the girl was too histerical to contradict them but luckily the taxi driver came running around and pointed out that i wasnt the guy. then, wait for it, the guy came back. as the cops started talking to him i made my exit.
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[User Picture]From: frontdoorangel
2008-04-28 06:57 pm (UTC)
wow, that's kind of terrifying.
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-04-28 06:23 pm (UTC)
The closest I have ever gotten to saving anyone was when I was 8 and my mom cut her finger very badly right after the diagnosis of her ITP, and I yelled to my dad that we needed to go to the hospital. (I was a major hero LOL)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-28 08:21 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Well I'm glad that you got your Dad's attention.

I saved my Dad a couple of times. He was having seizures in Las Vegas and I called the security staff because he wasn't answering the phone and I knew something was wrong, and they found him and saved him. And he's had some other health stuff where I called the ambulance myself.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-28 08:27 pm (UTC)
Seriously amusing. :)

And that's awesome. :)
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[User Picture]From: frontdoorangel
2008-04-28 06:55 pm (UTC)
Last summer I was at a cookout at my uncle's house and they have an inground pool. My daughter was swimming in a little floaty suit and smiling and waving at everyone on the patio when her cousin came up behind her (she was 2 and he was 3 at the time) and jumped on her back to give her a hug. Well she went under and everyone was yelling for him to move and he didn't understand so in highly dramatic fashion I ran across the patio and dove into the pool.

I was so pissed.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-28 08:34 pm (UTC)
Oh my God. That must have been TERRIFYING. :( *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-04-28 07:30 pm (UTC)
I found out this past weekend that my best friend was raped while hiking the appalachian trail. She wanted me to go with her, asked me so many times to go, and I stayed here at school. If I was there I might have been able to do something, the bastard might not have even stopped to pick her up. no I've never saved anyone.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-28 08:40 pm (UTC)
*hugs* You can't blame yourself for something like that. Is your friend okay? Did she file a police report?
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[User Picture]From: sparkly_sparky
2008-04-28 08:38 pm (UTC)
lol what a cute title "Heor Milkman of the Millenium." i love it. Good for him, thats great :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-28 08:41 pm (UTC)
I agree. :)
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[User Picture]From: avicado
2008-04-28 09:09 pm (UTC)

I guess milk really does a body (and buildings) good!

Thanks for sharing that!

I drove Belinda to Cedar Sinai instead of the hospital she wanted to go to. It was tough going against her wishes, but we found out later that if I hadn't, she most likely would've died before her original choice of hospital figured out that her liver was failing again.

I don't know if I can technically call that a save (since you know the end result), but I did get a few more months of friendship from her out of it as a result... so I'm grateful for that.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-28 09:11 pm (UTC)

Re: I guess milk really does a body (and buildings) good!

*HUGS*
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From: ex_theglaiv
2008-04-28 09:38 pm (UTC)
I saved this old guy who was adjusting the outside mirror on his caravan when a semi-trailer came around the corner and hit him. The driver didn't stop and I had to provide first aid and calm his hysterical wife until the ambulance arrived. Since we were in the middle of nowhere, we had to flag down another truck to radio for help. The ambulance took over half an hour. He was pretty mangled, but he lived :)

That's my good deed.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-28 09:40 pm (UTC)
Oooh wow, that must have been scary. I bet they were glad to have you there. :)
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[User Picture]From: rombino
2008-04-28 09:50 pm (UTC)
never with 320 pints of milk, thats for sure.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-28 09:51 pm (UTC)
lol, right? :)
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[User Picture]From: romeokid
2008-04-28 10:21 pm (UTC)
For some reason I think I have, but that's probably just me not being able to separate my fantasies from reality.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-28 10:31 pm (UTC)
Awww, my grandma has that problem. hehe. ;)
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2008-04-28 10:37 pm (UTC)
As a nurse in a hospital, I certainly hope that I've saved a few people! I certainly did my best! I know I've helped to save lots of people over the years, but not so heroically as that milkman. Boy! Those were PINTS! My gosh his fingers must have been sore after all that!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-28 10:38 pm (UTC)
Right?! I think it's really incredible what he did.
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[User Picture]From: amazingadrian
2008-04-28 11:38 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've directly saved anyone.

But I'm going to someday; even if it kills me.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-28 11:39 pm (UTC)
Well, try not to let it kill you. :)
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[User Picture]From: some_do_dream
2008-04-29 01:18 am (UTC)
I was a lifeguard for one, long, miserable summer. It was at a pseudo-water-park that parents seemed to mistake for free daycare. Each lifeguard averaged 27 saves a month. Like I said...long summer
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-29 01:19 am (UTC)
Oh my Lord. That's soooo scary. *hugs* Did anyone drown?
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[User Picture]From: vulcmoto
2008-04-29 09:42 pm (UTC)
I once saved two brothers from drowning. The younger first, then the older.

My brother pulled 5 children from a home that caught fire. They were left unattended as the parents went out for a festive night. Then he actually went in and put the fire out himself. He was made an honorary firefighter for his efforts.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-29 09:49 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness. Thank goodness you were there, and your brother was there!!
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