According to the Times-Herald, Mr. Winchell, clearly the brains behind this operation, decided it would be a good idea to remove the cobwebs using a blowtorch. Had the blowtorch not actually been blowing flames at the time of the de-cobbing, his pressing need to use manly tools at all times might not have resulted in, you guessed it, fire. So not only were the cobwebs eradicated, so was one end of their home.
Now when the firefighters got there, the article says that their response "was hampered until the power company got to the scene to disconnect the power, which ran through the attic of the home." Is this protocol for every time that there is a fire? Wait for the power company? Is that why their vehicles have those orange swirly lights on top of their cars? That would be good to know because I've never been able to figure out why a power company employee needed an "I'm important, so move over" light on top of their vehicle. But considering that the fire department had to wait for the power company to show up before the fire could be put out, I'm not so sure that light is much of a factor in anything. Certainly it doesn't facilitate a speedy arrival to a building which is burning itself to the ground after being set on fire by its idiotic owner and his cobweb removing device, the handy blowtorch.
I'm pretty much thinking that if you're that moronic, you don't deserve a house. Home ownership requires just a touch of common sense, of which this guy would seem to have none. Perhaps one might use said blowtorch to remove the cobwebs from the attic in his skull where his brains should be.
What have we learned? Let's review: A blowtorch shoots out a flammable flame. You shouldn't use your blowtorch to remove cobwebs from underneath the eaves of your house. If you do, you're a moron and you will, eventually, set your house on fire and watch it attempt to burn itself to the ground long before the power company arrives. And according to a one James Gantt, a Coweta Fire Investigator , it is advised against to use one's blowtorch as a method to rid one's home of cobwebs.Sphere: Related Content