After Years of Empty Threats Lou Milano Almost Burned i95 to the Ground
I have been threatening to burn my place of business (I-95) down for years. These threats were empty in nature and typically came on the heels of minor inconveniences I experienced at work. Then, it almost happened on Friday (4/23/20). I carelessly extinguished a cigarette in the disposal unit outside the radio station and went back inside to work. After about 15 minutes, I'd realized I left something in the car and went to retrieve it and I saw a hideous, raging inferno.
With the help of Fireman Ethan Carey, I put the fire out and we went back to the business of doing a radio show. However, there will be shock waves to follow that include:
- Mandatory safety training (again)
- Being spoken to like a small child by my employers and deserving it
- Being called Ryan Howard from the Office
The silver lining in all of this is how I handled it. Right after we put out the fire, we told the listening audience about it and I said it was my fault. I followed that with an e-mail to my bosses explaining what had happened, apologized and said it would never happen again.
Yes, it's embarrassing and stupid but I took/will take my lumps. Take notice people of Ridgefield, CT. This is exactly how you handle setting a fire by accident. You raise your hand, take the beating and move on with your life. What you don't do is engage in a massive, long-term cover up of the fire.
I state my regret.
Ethan and Mindy's Socially Distanced Trip to Squantz Pond