Much fun and games last night, working out of Poplar. Not only did some German bloke graffiti on the back of one of the ambulances – but he also called the crew from a payphone and ran off, repeating it twice.
There are a lot of strange people out there…
MacMedic gives a rundown of what his shifts are like, so I thought I'd do the same, in honour of our brothers in foreign climes.
All these people called an ambulance by dialling “999”.
(a) Fractured Wrist – Young lad at the Boat show.
(b) “Frequent Flyer” who has just been released from prison…We thought we'd got rid of him for good.
(c) 15 year old with a runny nose.
(d) Very minor R.T.A.
(e) Domestic Assault, with no actual injury, but police already on scene.
(f) “Facial Injury” which turned out to mean “Some bloke kicked my door”.
(g) Assault with a cut hand, actually a decent injury with tendon involvement (which means surgery and physiotherapy).
(h) Varicose Vein that had burst, plenty of blood everywhere.
(i) 29 year old with chest pain, hyperventilating with very upset relatives.
(j) Overdose in a house filled with young men with short hair and tight t-shirts (ifyouknowwhatImean).
(k) R.T.A with a traffic light pole coming off the worse in a two car collision.
(l) 8 month pregnant “lady” who had fallen earlier that day.
(m) A fitting 9 year old, only one of the parents spoke English, and so decided to stay at home and send the father who doesn't speak English with us, because “The hospital has interpreters…”
Now, out of these thirteen jobs, only five actually went to hospital…a prize if you can tell me (via the comments) which five went to hospital