You may detect some ‘slight’ frustration in our headline; that frustration is real and is based on trying to process the complete naivety of some people.
It was only a last week that a hard-working life-saving paramedic, Tim Hargreaves & his colleague Kiri Howard, were criticised by a numpty for DARING to take two minutes to buy some calorie laden chips during their busy shift.
Can you even start to imagine what goes through the mind of someone when they see two members of the emergency services buying some food (essential for survival), but somehow feel that their gripe due to previously having to wait for an ambulance should be vented on the crew standing before them!?
The absolute idiot who decided to complain clearly has been blessed with a body that requires ZERO carbs in order to keep it going – lucky them!
But how do they expect other people to survive without eating!?
Thankfully however, most decent people realise that the emergency services HAVE to eat because, believe it or not, they are human too and need fuel in order to keep saving lives.
Ever tried doing a 12+ hour shift on the front line of the emergency services without eating!? I guarantee that the numpty who ‘chipped’ off to our oppos has not.
The fact that the crew were on standby at the time of buying the said chips, ready and primed for the next 999 call, obviously is too hard to comprehend by some ridiculously silly individuals.
And when the next 999 call hit their mobile data terminal, what do you think happened?
Did they think: ‘nah, let’s eat our chips’. Of course they didn’t!
They left their food in-situ and made their way to the next potentially life-saving incident (on an empty stomach).
If you are out and about and you see a member of the emergency services grabbing some food, please do not make an idiot of yourself by claiming that its a ‘waste of taxpayers money’.
Not only is this statement incredibly dull, but it’s also factually incorrect.
Because, based on that kind of irrational & selfish thinking, some might say that you are wasting oxygen that could be better used by someone who deserves/needs it more than you do when uttering such a silly statement.
Instead, just crack on with your day and give gratitude & due thanks to the fact that there are brave men and women out there who dedicate their lives to saving the lives of others. To saving the lives of even idiots who think that they should not be allowed to eat.
Or you could even, like someone once did for me when I was in uniform, buy them a bag of chips ;-)…
Written by one of the many admins of Emergency Services Humour on Facebook, who is also a regular blogger in our hugely popular fortnightly satirical eMagazine, S__ts & Giggles.
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My niece is hard working Paramedic ..I know you only have limited times to eat .. Ignore Idiots !!
many times i have left the food at the till when a call goes out, so sad some people have nothing better to do but complain about something that is none of their business. great job done by all first responders