Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's A Brave New World

I don't often share real stories from work. That can get you in trouble if you're not careful. But this is too funny and I think I can pull it off and not identify the innocent.
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Last shift I was riding out as acting captain. A guy from another station...we'll call him S...was driving. And a new paramedic was on the back end...we'll call her A.
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I've worked quite a bit with both of them and enjoy their company. We were having a fun shift. Hadn't been terribly busy but weren't bored to death either.
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Late in the evening we got toned out on an automatic alarm at an apartment complex.
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I was already dressed for bed...in my t-shirt and shorts.
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Normally at work I wear my hair in a ponytail but don't sleep in one so I had taken my hair down. When the tone dropped I couldn't find my hair elastic. It took me an extra few seconds to get to the rig...now don't be alarmed...we were still the first ones responding so I'm only talking a few seconds.
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But those few seconds were important because my crew was already on the rig. Waiting on me.
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I jumped in the rig, put us responding and said "sorry guys, I couldn't find my hair thingy."
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A responded " Hey, you could have used one of mine, I always have an extra."
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To which I replied. "Thanks but I always keep one here on my bunkers."
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At this point, S...now keep in mind, we are running lights and sirens in the big red truck, getting our gear on, looked at the map book, getting ready...S replied
"Please tell me we are not talking about hair thingys on our way to a house fire!!!!".
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He he he.
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Best part of the whole shift.

3 comments:

Kathy said...

Hair conversations are important. hee hee

Isn't it fun to make men a little uncomfortable now and then!

Think of the topics you could have been talking about...

Anonymous said...

I guess it's a good thing you were'nt in the shower.....

Clare said...

Great story. I love times like that. I direct the jumbotron at our University, and I feel like every game has moments like that. A huge tackle, or a game changing goal, and we are sitting there chatting about different methods of making french toast....