When it comes to Christmas, most people look forward to sitting back, cracking open the booze and doing f*ck all for a couple of weeks.
That might be the case for most of us, but spare a thought for the people who don’t get time off over the festive period.
Now, we’re not just talking about those who decide working overtime in New Look on Boxing Day would pay off some of their overdraft. No. We’re talking about the emergency services.
The real heroes, who work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year. No matter what.
This post from one lifeboat crew, showing their Christmas opening times pretty much summed it up.
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— RNLI Poole Lifeboats (@PooleLifeboats) December 23, 2015
Now they really are heroes.