Originally Posted by TLLK
Answering a question that has weighed heavily on my mind. "How many royal does it take...?"
You are wicked, TLLK
The answer is: never more than one. (Explanation will follow).
There is an anecdote about some young men wishing to be admitted to an (British) officers academy, but there was only one vacancy left, so who to select?
It was decided to give them a test:
You are to construct a trench thirty feet long, three feet wide, six feet deep. Secure the walls with poles for every 1.6 yards and the trench must angle 38 degrees for every eight feet. You must also cover nine feet of the trench with planks and cover the planks with one foot of earth.
All the applicants started to measure up, discuss and sweat, except for one... He turned to an NCO and said: "Sergeant, dig a trench thirty feet....". He was admitted.
- Same thing with royals...
It's handy to have a Civil Defence officer around... http://brs.dk/omstyrelsen/presse/nyh...hcke-hires.jpg
(That kind of steps ought to be banned. They are hopelessly unsafe).
But it's serious enough. Every second fire related death in DK involves an elderly. - Typically because they smoke in bed, in a chair and fumble or fall asleep - and that's the end...
Or forget a pot on the stove, or put something inflammable on the stove. - So the firealarms being put up are perhaps not so much to warn the elderly, but rather the neighbors.
I noticed a couple of things: Our Marie was for once accompanied by an adjutant. Presumably because this involved the Total Defence.
I also noticed a police officer nearby - which is just as rare.
The whole thing with firealarms is inspired by successfull initiatives in England and Norway.