Ambulance stories (28)

I am reblogging this 2013 Ambulance post about some unspeakable behaviour by a ‘bystander’. It is not pleasant.

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How low will they go?

One of the drawbacks of working for the emergency services, is that you tend to see the bad side of people. They are usually so nasty, complaining, bad-tempered, or just downright violent, that you end up despairing for the human race. Admittedly, you do mostly encounter them in situations where they are drunk, injured, (or believe themselves to be) unwell, (or believe themselves to be) or showing off in front of their friends, or a crowd of strangers. After a while, you are no longer surprised by bad behaviour, and regard it as the norm. In fact, when someone is actually nice to you, or appreciative of your efforts, your first reaction is one of suspicion, that they are softening you up, for worse to come later. You lose trust in mankind overall, and see every situation as one in where you have to be…

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12 thoughts on “Ambulance stories (28)

  1. There stories allow a deeper insight into your view of the world Pete. Thank you for your service in all of it, but clearly, no one could deal with this for a thousand weeks and not be affected by the experience. You can’t unsee what you’ve seen, and you can’t unfeel emotional reactions to situations experienced. It changes a person, no question.

    Compound this experience together with your service with the Metropolitan Police and anyone would say that someone with your experiences is Lucky to come out of it all with any sanity at all.

    Cheers,

    CT

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  2. There stories allow a deeper insight into your view of the world Pete. Thank you for your service in all of it, but clearly, no one could deal with this for a thousand weeks and not be affected by the experience. You can’t unsee what you’ve seen, and you can’t unfeel emotional reactions to situations experienced. It changes a person, no question.

    Compound this experience together with your service with the Metropolitan Police and anyone would say that someone with your experiences is Lucky to come out of it all with any sanity at all.

    Cheers,

    CT

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