Friday, June 17, 2005

Hey, let's get the police involved

Steadily busy evening at work. I missed the excitement earlier in the day when a patient had to be subdued by something like eight people, security and medical staff. The patient apologized later. How decent of them.

Right before I left, I heard a visiting cop citing examples of the incredibly silly things he's "investigated". For instance, the time he responded to a call at a house and arrived to find a large group of people watching TV, eating, just generally hanging out. The officer couldn't indentify who had called or exactly what the call was about. Finally, a woman pulled him aside and said she had called because, "That guy over there keeps looking at me."

The best story though was the time he responded to a domestic disturbance call. When he arrived at the house, the "disturbance" was an 18-month-old crying. The kid's parents had called 911 because their child was crying non-stop and upsetting them. Your tax dollars at work.

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1 comment:

  1. okay, the 18-month-old crying is pretty funny/dumb, but i have to admit that there were times, months ago when i was but a tender sapling of a parent, that i thought my kid was going to start having convulsions, and i contemplated calling some paramedics to check him out. fortunately, cooler heads prevailed, and after comparing notes with more experienced moms, i found that behavior that looks like a seizure in a five-month-old kid is probably just their way of dealing with teething pain.

    but back to the 'domestic disturbance': you'd think that by 18 months, the parents would be accustomed to fits of all sorts. weird.