Mayor of the Lowell Street Fire Station

Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.

Lowell Street Fire Station
Derek Kouyoumjian

Hey, there, Meet the Mayor photographer Derek. Do you think you would make a good firefighter?
I would probably poop my pants if I had to run into a flaming building, or what have you. So I would say, emphatically, no.

Got any funny stories about Porter Square?
As a matter of fact, I do. So I'm down at the Star Market -- I had enough money for two boxes of macaroni, two cans of tuna, and a two-liter of Pepsi. After, I'm waiting for the train. All of a sudden, some kid comes up to me. He's like, "You got a dollar?"  I'm like, "Nah, I'm tapped, man." He's like, "I know you've got a dollar. What if I stabbed you for it?" So I go into crazed-animal mode and assure him that the only way he's going to get anything out of me is from my cold, dead fingers. He ended up saying, "Hey, man, I was only kidding! I'm with the Guardian Angels, and we're gauging people's responses to getting mugged." He actually started talking into his coat as if he had a lapel mic or something on him -- "Checkpoint Charlie! Gotta go!"

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