This was sent into us by one of our followers (Emergency Services Humour). It shares a very important and very real message. One that could save lives:
‘Well once again it’s that time of year,
It was once so far away but now it draws near,
Tis the season of happiness and all good will,
But as ambulance staff know, many people become ill,
The time for Christmas parties and plenty to drink,
Which keeps us so busy as people wretch in the sink
After a chat on the ‘big white phone’
They then pass out to the floor with a grunt and a moan
‘What do we do? Who’s shall we call?
Gotta be 999, it doesn’t matter at all…’
As the crew arrive they are met by a crowd.
Drunk and Boisterous and incredibly loud,
‘Quick over here’ they all scream and shout
‘She’s not breathing’ but the crew have their doubts
‘Hello can you hear me?’ the Paramedic asks
‘She’s never normally like this’ a clinging friend barks
Suddenly her eyes start to open and flutter,
Looking up in confusion she then starts to mutter
‘Sorry you have been called out, I hate to waste your time…
I bet you have more important patients out there to find’
The crew do their checks to ensure she is stable,
and then leave her in the hands of the friends who are able
So while this crew is tied up attending to this scene,
An elderly lady falls, and strikes her head with a scream,
As she fades into unconsciousness the blood starts to flow,
Her elderly husband shouts to the neighbours below
999 is called by the neighbours in need,
‘Come here now please, get here with speed…’
With all the Christmas cheer the alcohol is now flowing,
and people get crazy, without really knowing,
Control dispatch vehicles to cover the calls,
But sadly none were spare to cover this ladies fall
Finally the sound of sirens, a reassuring din,
the neighbours ran out to show the crew in
As the crew rush upstairs and entered the door,
a frightening sight greeted them down on the floor,
As the elderly lady lay, blood dripping from her head,
Her poor husband George somehow knew she was dead
Despite their best efforts the crew had to concede,
that they had not been there when they were most at need
Now of course this was not the fault of the crew,
But they had been out attending to those who had ‘Just a few’
As they consoled George he looks up with a tear,
He trembles to say this was their Golden Wedding year
So when you go out for your Christmas drinks
If you get really tipsy, just stop to think
As the directors took her body away,
George stared at the sky and started to pray
‘Merry Christmas my love I will really miss you,
Under the mistletoe, I can no longer kiss you’
He turned to the Christmas tree and bowed his head,
Christmas now meant nothing his love was now dead.
Please drink sensibly this festive season,
and only ring 999 if you have TRUE reason.’
Written by Adam Lethbridge
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