What's your best revenge story? I was a fireman for 7 years. Made Lieutenant and as such was part of budget proposals and equipment upgrades, etc. My hometown had a city councilman who always voted down equipment upgrades for the fire department. He was a real jerk about it too. One of the items he led the vetoes on was a Class D fire extinguisher which is used for magnesium. They are not cheap. They use a gas called Halon. If you put water on magnesium, it explodes. One day we get a call to a car fire and it turns out to be his Volkswagen Bus. Volkswagens had magnesium engines. The engine was on fire. It was small though. So myself and 2 other firefighters were running a shovel brigade trying to put the fire out with dirt. Smother it if you will. It wasn't working. He started yelling at me to put it out. I assured him we were trying. He said we weren't putting any water on it. I told him that would make it worse. He finally demanded that we use water or he was going to sue us. I turned to him and said, "if I order them to put water on it do you in front of these witnesses release us from all indemnity?" He did in front of witnesses. I ordered a fireman to grab the reel hose and stand back 30 feet and spray the fire. His little engine fire that would have done minimal damage was instantly an inferno that engulfed the entire bus and I pulled my people back, called for the tow truck to come get the remainder when the fire was done, and thanked him. We had our class D extinguishers one week later.