Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I have seen the video and heard the news of the so called "Flash Mob" incidents down in the city. They aren't fun groups, like the one in England this past week, or like the groups that do the improve singing in the train stations. These incidents are violent, attacking stores, innocent people, and causing major problems for the people caught in the middle - like the store owners. How are today's youths this pathetic? When did our society go this far downhill? Why not gather for fun anymore? Why does someone have to go to the hospital after these incidents? Why can't there be people filming it and laughing, instead of crying in fear, or begging the kids to stop beating them? (I can't believe I am saying this, but...) When I was a teenager, we got together to play football, or street hockey, or some other active thing. Hell, we would gather just to run if that was all we were in the mood for! How is it that today's youth are so tech savvy, have so many things working for them, but are still so common sense stupid? How are they so ignorant to right and wrong? How are they not doing things for good? Is life that shitty for them that they have to go out to take it out on some random person driving home? I hope the police catch on to the morons who is trying to organize the "mobs" and throw the book at them. WHo else says down with the bullshit? Get these kids to read a book or get a job!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Today, the EMS world here in Bucks County PA was rattled by the horrible news of a paramedic getting attacked and killed by a patient. This is obviously a horrible aspect of the job we choose, but rare that it does happen. It does put my job as an EMT in perspective very quickly though. How much do I really want to help a suicidal patient? We are taught to always make sure the scene is safe for us. We are literally taught to allow people to die, even in front of us or large crowds of people if there is no police presence there to ensure scene safety. LET them die unless it is safe for us. Now back to today, Suicidal patient, no cops there yet... why does this medic bother with the pt? Cause we care too fucking much. He ignored his training to save someone he prolly didn't even know. We have a strange job, but no one is worth that price! I have 2 adorable (sorry, they really are cute) boys, and an amazing wife. If someone wants to kill themselves, and the cops aren't there yet, I will let them die, without thinking twice about it. Does that make me a bad person? Am I wrong for not losing sleep over a situation like that? I honestly have no qualms saying that my life is worth so much more than someone who wants to kill themselves, and I get called to help them. Now don't get me wrong, I am not advocating suicide, nor am I saying I think everyone should just die. But I am NOT risking my ass for someone who could kill me. NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!! Am I wrong?