failures art wrote:
They should have put out the fire and charge a huge fine, specially considering they could have made an administrative mistake and let the wrong house burn.
Interesting point about the administrative part.
What if you have paid, and you have to spend 5 to 10 more critical minutes on the phone while they locate your account. Then it turns out that the delay was because someone misspelled something.
One must always consider the principle of uncertainty, that one can be wrong in an administrative process, thus you should do your duty and only after consider the punisment.
What if there was children in there? Neighbours children who have had paid fire fees?
The "ifs" outweights the "selfrighteousness".
Besides, the 75$ is a pityful excuse to let an entire house burn down.
I have seen too many administrative mistakes been made, that it should be a legal reason to allow such abhoral cynical action to take place.