Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sympathy

"It's not MY fault he had a heart attack! I've got things to do!"

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was he parked in a fire lane? Because some of the guys I work with here on the Fire Department will block a car in on purpose EVERY TIME they see one parked and unattended in the fire lane. And on the off chance it's a working fire, that car might be there for a few hours...

Dharmagirl said...

Happens all the time in England.One guy I know has been threatened with bodily injury if he didn't move his ambulance, and the police being called to scenes because things get out of hand is par for the course. It's not a new thing, either; I vividly recall my dad having an MI in '84 and the paramedics having to call the police and stay inside our house because someone was threatening to beat the snot out of them for blocking the road.

Some people lack an empathy chip - until it's THEIR relative or friend, then it's a totally different matter.

Anonymous said...

It IS Brentwood, TN after all. I can totally believe it. Like saying Beverly Hills, CA. Rules apply to the rest of us folks, not them.

Anonymous said...

Taking it a bit farther than deliberatly blocking a car in a fire lane I remember seeing a picture of a car parked next to a fire hydrant where the FD ran a hose line -through- the car.

Hose lines do leak a bit and often are dragged through dirt etc...

Bet that driver thought twice before blocking a hydrant again.

Jessa said...

I was in working in North London myself one afternoon, when the bus driver heard the ambulance siren, and stayed parked at the bus stop. Only the road, par for London, was only 3 cars wide (2 if you're a bus), and so, with opposing traffic on one side, and the bus on the other, the ambulance had to sit there for several minutes, until some bright spark in the opposing lane noticed this, and stopped far enough back to let the ambulance through. Bus driver was oblivious to this all, I'm sure.

Francine said...

Wow......what.a.douchebag.

Packer said...

@Francine, the douchebags take offense to being lumped in with him.

Class factotum said...

Related story from the other side:

My 70-year-old aunt had a heart attack on Thursday but didn't go to the hospital until Monday because she had promised to bake something for a church supper on Friday.

We were all very angry with her when we found out. She said she just thought it was a bad case of indigestion and she'd had worse pain before. She also said how could it be a heart attack when she eats right and exercises and her husband doesn't do any of those things?

She's fine now and back to walking 3 miles a night.

 
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