On putting out other peoples’ fires

I saw this as I was walking to the supermarket:

Seldom smoke without fire..

So I went to investigate. As you do.

I like fire, generally, if it’s contained and/or supervised. I don’t much appreciate fires living by themselves in my town.

I stomped out the flames but didn’t have any way to do anything with the embers.

So…

…I left it smoking gently to itself and went shopping.


One bottle of water was almost enough to put it all out, the second silenced all the hissing sticks and the third turned the whole thing into a soggy ashy gloopy mess.

My phone didn’t know quite what to make of it..

And then I picked up the unnecessary fourth bottle and the three empty bottles and the rest of my shopping and went home.

The end.

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