Courtesy of the police scanner in our emergency department, we’ve heard a run on concerned citizens reporting some odd things to the police lately.
There’s the report of the “reckless driver” who had the nerve to pass an elderly person’s car coming into town.
A “suspicious man” walking in an alley.
An intoxicated individual walking on someone’s lawn.
The latest was police and ambulance crews get called out to a “man down” in a car a couple of blocks away from a bar. When they got there, the doors to the car were locked. They banged on the roof of the car. The guy sat up and looked around in fright, wondering why a dozen eyes were staring at him through the windows.
“Cancel the call. The subject was just sleeping,” came the response from the officer on the scene.
That brought out the story of a code on the hospital’s front lawn.
An elderly couple was walking down the sidewalk by the hospital on a nice summer day when they saw a man in scrubs laying face down in the grass on the hospital grounds. They yelled at him a couple of times and he didn’t move, so they went back inside the hospital and a “code blue” was called to the front lawn of the hospital. Nurses and doctors poured out of the hospital with CPR equipment and a stretcher. They rushed to the patient and rolled him over to start doing chest compressions. It was one of the anesthesiologists. He promptly started flailing his arms and sat bolt upright on the grass – his iPod headphones popping out of his ears.
“Jeez. Can’t a guy just enjoy a little nap in the sun?”
Not when Johnny Gage is on the job.
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