First off, thanks for all the suggestions on what to do with my time off, none of them were rude, and some of them I'll take up. I've replied to some of your comments over there – when I could think of something amusing to write in reply. Also thanks to those that sent private emails, I'll get around to replying to them as soon as I can.
This is post number two from the “your vote” post I ran a while ago…
We were (as ever) running to a call on the other side of our 'patch' when suddenly my crewmate told me to pull over and stop (I was driving). Wondered what had happened, he leapt out of the ambulance and I saw that he was heading towards a bus that I'd just overtaken. Leaning out of the window was the driver, blood gushing out of his nose looking very sorry for himself.
Apparently a car had pulled up to the drivers window, and accused him of cutting him up, the other driver had then said “I'm a bus driver as well”, and then punched the bus driver on the nose before driving off. We soon managed to stop the bleeding, and the bus managers came down to investigate, along with the police. Luckily our patient had managed to get the number plate of the man who had hit him, and I can only imagine that if what he said is true, there will soon be one out of work bus driver.
That same night we went to a youngster who had been hit by a car while trying to cross the areas busiest 'A' road (the notorious A13, the fourth most dangerous road in London). This youngster was wearing black trousers, black trainers and a black hoodie and baseball cap (hoodie pulled up), he was also black himself, the only thing that could have been more dangerous would have been if he was wearing sunglasses. Luckily he wasn't badly hurt, and as one of the police that attended commented, “Nice camouflage”.
Anyone remember “Be Safe, Be Seen“?