Tune in Friday to learn how to extinguish a tire fire.
Ah, male Americans. They get stuff done. But not only do they get stuff done, they get stuff done with whatever they have handy. Some use starter fluid, because they have starter fluid. Others use WD-40, because they have WD-40. I’m sure they’d try any fluid they have handy if they run out of that stuff. If it smells like a manicure parlor, spray it in there and let er rip.
When you’re not sure exactly what you’re spraying, it’s hard to gauge how much you need. The most common answer seems to be “more.” The can is rusty anyway, so you might as well use it all.
Of course they dress for the job. Flips flops are fine, for instance, because boots really don’t save you from explosions, so you might as well be comfortable as you stand there with an oily, flaming rag on a stick. Dirty sneakers are preferred, of course, so you can sort of run away while you’re lighting stuff, and they return warily and kick that flaming sucker to seal the deal.