I know I had a busy 24 when the only thing I remember coming home is parking in the drive way. And then hours later my roommate is banging on my car window thinking I’m dead. My cars still running and I’m still strapped in my seatbelt just passed the hell out.
So every time I’m on duty and walk into a store to grab something I seem to get asked this question. Today however it was while I was bandaging and splinting an ankle at Home Depot. A woman walked over tapped me on the shoulder and asked me if I could make her a key when I was finished. I stopped looked up and said “excuse me?” The woman looks at me and says “I need a key made. If your not going to do your job get me someone who will.” I politely told her I was doing my job and if you need a key made you should get a HD employee they have orange aprons on.
Now what I really wanted to say was…
What kind of an inconsiderate idiot are you to look over see someone helping someone else who is hurt. Then not only do you not see that I obviously don’t work there, but you actually have the nerve to interrupt me.
I’m not going to say I hate people, like I hear a lot of my coworkers say because I don’t. I love people. I wouldn’t do this job if I didn’t. I do however think some people are morons.
I think you just topped the list. Wow. Can’t wait to see who tops you in the future, but you know someone will.
I’d have some choice words that would cause the battalion chief to be very upset with me later but they’ll be words needing to be said. Some of them might be unkind, some might start with a “f”, and some might feel pretty damn good later when me and my partner are laughing about it while eating our quick dinner later. Not going to lie I don’t take that stuff well.
Once had a psych patient call at 2 AM for something BS and then while we’re sitting in the back of the truck waiting for the cops to finish up have the nerve to start complaining about his tax dollars and about paying my salary. I was alone in the back of the truck at the time. I went off.
I said to some degree “First off sir, I am a volunteer, I don’t get paid, and you tax dollars mean shit to me because I don’t see them (also I pay taxes too). Secondly you woke me up at 2AM for this bullshit, because you couldn’t afford a taxi to the damn ER, just because you couldn’t figure out any other way to get your ass committed. This can be an easy trip or a really hard trip….your choice”.
He apologized and shut up for the rest of the BS transport to the hospital. I don’t deal well with ignorance.
Come to think of it…that never came back to bite me in the ass either hehehehe.
Come on all… reblog and share your bad stories!