Today I meet a lady paramedic named Connie. “I’ve been a paramedic for 26 years” she tells me. “24 hours on and 24 hours off. I love it.”
Why do you love it,” I ask.
“Because of the excitement. It’s always a thrill. You never know who it’s going to be that’s in trouble or what the situation will be.”
Connie says, “There was one lady in her 60’s who kept calling us because she was having a heart attack. We went there 16 times and it was never a heart attack! When she called the 17th time my partner said, ‘I’m not going this time. You take care of her.'”
So, I did. I got there and I said, “So what is the real problem? What’s really bothering you?” (more…)