It’s been a while since I posted last and a few things have happened. I’ve spent a lot of time with the two Richard’s on the Caerphilly RRV, both of whom have been excellent and I have learned a lot. The two most significant things is that I have a long way to go to get anything like their knowledge and experience. The second is that I think I would enjoy being a Paramedic as a career. Who knows, maybe if I win the lottery…

Anyway, with Sean off working in his local theatre (it’s Jack and the Beanstalk this year), I’m up at my sisters for Christmas. I love coming up here, but it is exhausting – my nephews are 10 and 8, and I love them to bits. I don’t, however, have any idea how my sister deals with being a teacher and then comes home to cope with them. I don’t think I’d have the energy.

So, a few comments on the last few weeks:

  • If you’re diabetic and you’re ill, check your BM regularly. Hypo’s are no fun. Hyperglycemia even less so.
  • If you think you can manage people but you’re constantly at odds with all of your staff, ask yourself what’s wrong. Could it be that you’re a twat? (NB: This is not a comment on my life or manager, who’s great. And reads this.)
  • If you call 999 and say you have itchy teeth, don’t be surprised if you get a less than helpful response. Equally, if your waters have broken, but you’re not having contractions and it’s Black Friday, don’t expect to get anything other than a cursory taxi ride, possibly even in the back of the RRV. Sorry, it’s Black Friday.
  • On a scale of 1-10, a pain score of “7” is not “kinda sore”. If you can blow your nose with that hand, it’s not a 7. You’re not getting morphine. Live with it.
  • If you build a toilet, make sure there’s enough room in the cubicle for the door to open/close without the user having to stand on the toilet itself.
  • An RRV is not a taxi. Don’t try hailing it. You will get laughed at.
  • Don’t be drunk and belligerent around an off-duty policeman. You will end up worse off.

Hope you all have a merry Christmas and all that.

2 Responses to “Life commentary”

  1. Sean says:

    To your last point, he didn’t end up worse off. He just -nearly- did. I was nice and didn’t take him down to the ground because someone else managed to talk him away.
    Though having my boss come to my aid with ‘You -really- don’t want to mess with Sean’ was amusing.

  2. Jon says:

    @Sean: what, you might flap ineffectually at them, thus covering them in gay germs?