I sometime wish my internal censor button was just a little less sensitive. I had a a patient last night I just wanted to go "Are you fucking kidding me!?, FUCKING SERIOUSLY!, You are calling me at 0430 for this! REALLY? You do understand you are putting an ambulance out of service for 30 minutes for your fucking superficial laceration...no...wait...abrasion... on the side of you leg that you got...what... three days ago from falling up the stairs thats not even bleeding... What do you want me an EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN to fucking do about it...tonight...right bloody now!? FUCK!... I am not...I repeat...NOT...louder please...NOT! taking you to the Emergency Room. At all...not tonight...or ever. Quit smoking crack. Have a nice night and thanking for choosing us for your health care needs.
And people wonder why our response times are extended sometime. It's because we are dealing with bullshit like this. And when a real emergency drops like YOUR grandmother is having Shortness or your father is having a heart attack the next nearest truck is 20- 30 minutes away.
Also, think about this people who aren't EMS, Police and Fire...When you see an Emergency vehicle driving down the road, with lights flashing and sirens blaring... slow down and MOVE TO THE RIGHT. Don't get pissed. Don't flip us off. Don't honk at us. Don't think we are getting in your way, you are getting in ours. You are just slowing us down and we could be going to YOUR family member. Don't be that Asshole. Really. Just don't.