Every little boy at some point in his life dreams of one day becoming a fireman. It's definitely a well respected career choice. However, I've always wondered why firemen are idolized in society while UPS drivers get overlooked. We help people too. So I've decided to compare the two and see if being a fireman is really that much better then being a ups driver. VS. FIREMAN a.k.a The Fire Whisperer vs. UPS DRIVER a.k.a. The Professional Doorbell Ditcher TOOLS: FIREMAN: axes, ladders, big hoses UPS DRIVER: diad board, info notices, big packages WINNER: UPS DRIVER-What woman doesn't like a big package? VEHICLES: FIREMAN: Big red truck with loud sirens UPS DRIVER: Big brown truck with no A/C WINNER: FIREMAN-The ability to legally run red lights is priceless UNIFORM: FIREMAN: Fire resistant duds UPS DRIVER: Browns WINNER: UPS DRIVER-We're complaining that it's hot now? Just be happy that you don't have to throw on a uniform that weighs as much as an irreg. RIVALS: FIREMAN: Police officers UPS DRIVER: Fedex driver WINNER: UPS DRIVER-Policemen carry guns. 'Nuff said. JOB HAZARDS: FIREMAN: Fire and smoke inhalation UPS DRIVER: Getting bit by a Rottweiler WINNER: UPS DRIVER-They both suck, but I think being burned alive would hurt just a wee bit more CIVIC DUTIES: FIREMAN: Rescue people UPS DRIVER: Deliver medicine to Grandpa WINNER: UPS DRIVER-Sure, firemen rescue people from burning buildings but it's on a rare occasion. UPS drivers deliver medicines all the time. I'll go as far as to say that UPS drivers have saved the same amount of lives. It's time for someone to recognize this!! BABE FACTOR: FIREMAN UPS DRIVER WINNER: FIREMAN-Sure, chicks dig the UPS man but let's not kid ourselves here.........Firemen are on a totally different level. Sorry boys, but were not even close here. MISCELLANEOUS: FIREMAN: Really cool fire department license plates UPS DRIVER: Lots of free UPS pens WINNER: FIREMAN-Those nifty fireman license plates look fantastic on a lifted truck. Anyone need a pen? I have thirty of them in my car. TOTALS: FIREMAN: 3 UPS DRIVER: 5 Well, there you have it. Now that the real truth has been exposed we will be the ones idolized by young boys and their mothers. We will be the ones in the story books that are read to the youngsters. Move over firemen, the times are changing! Now don't be stupid and think that I'm insulting firemen. I love those guys. They are true American hero's.