EMT has had a health problem lately and passed out twice yesterday. The second time was around 10:30pm and off we went to the emergency room, again.
He requested the ER in Franklin, Indiana; as an EMT with experience in these things. And, he was right. That had to be the most efficient ER I have seen. Triage was immediate. Before he could fall asleep, they were in drawing blood and taking an EKG. The doctor was in next and ordred at CaT Scan. We were out in an hour, I bet, not counting drive time and the delay in checking out.
The delay is because of a drunk. How interesting to see two uniformed Police Officers and just about every person on staff, surrounding a drunk. A drunk who has to be one of the stupidist drunks in town.
First, the guy is at a bar and calls police on his cell phone to report a disturbance. Ordinarily, I would consider that a wise move, except he was the one who was making the disturbance. America’s Dumbest Criminals, move over, this one called to turn himself in.
So, he is screaming the whole time he is in the ER; privacy laws not withstanding. His mouth just went on and on. He was yelling at the officers because they made him poop. The big one, the officer not the poop (thankfully, I did not have to see that.), but the big officer who scared him was all of 5’6″ probably. Of course, the drunk was a pretty scrawny guy, and very drunk.
Then, he was mad at the hospital because he never went to the ER before and left without pills and “goll darn it.” he wanted pills. Just what he needed on top of probably twenty beers. I’m sure the officers at the jail, which he was on his way to, would have let him keep those pills too. Right!
The final words I heard from the hospital staff was, “And, it’s not even Friday night.”