Ask anyone who has served in the emergency services, and they will tell you that 98% of the calls which they have to deal with are the direct result of someone’s overt stupidity.
Obviously, I am not talking about individuals who may have mental health issues here.
I am talking about the numpty who downs a pint of absinthe.
Or the individual who called the Cops because they have seen what appears to be a ‘lion’ roaming on a residential estate. Or maybe the YouTube ‘wannabe’ who ends up putting their head in a bucket of cement, only to be cut free by the Fire Service.
The list of scenarios goes on, and on and on….
To be fair, we are somewhat ‘grateful’ to the legions of ‘stupid’, as were it not for them then we wouldn’t be able to fill our fortnightly eMagazine with the stories which you will NEVER hear about (unless you serve).
You might be reading this, thinking that I am being abit harsh. You may think that I am insensitive and ‘cold’…
If you are pondering such thoughts, then my question to you would be: ‘have you served in the emergency services’?
If you answered ‘yes’ then I will assume that you might be a Direct Entry Superintendent or that you might still be working your way through basic training.
If you come under the latter category, then fear not; your time will come, and you WILL get to experience the full ‘force’ of stupid in action.
If you answered ‘no’ to the aforementioned question, then please let me assure you that from having served in the armed forces, the Police and on the Lifeboats that there really are many, many people out there who, for reasons known only to themselves, decided to embark upon a slippery path that is coated with stupidity, and that which oftens leads them to the police station, hospital or worse….
That, my friends, is a fact.
Take the call above as a prime example. It has been sent into us anonymously by one of our oppos who serves on the front line of the emergency services.
We can’t share the entire image, as we have been asked by the sender to only share it in our subscriber-only eMagazine (sign up here by clicking here —> ). But I am fairly sure that your imagination might present you with some likely scenarios which could follow the words ‘put a firecracker….’
If it wasn’t for ‘stupid’ then the majority of the emergency services would be out of a job. So I guess that we should be grateful. If only for a minute.
But there comes a point at which ‘stupid’ ends up costing lives. Whilst the emergency services are running around trying to fix ‘stupid’ there will be someone out there who genuinely needs the help of the emergency services.
But unfortunately, chances are that they will be too busy trying to sort out the lives of two adults who do not know how to talk to each other properly, resulting in a ‘non-crime domestic’ report having to be taken by the Police. Don’t worry though; after 7 hours of paperwork, the Officers will be back out on the streets again.
Or maybe there won’t be any ambulances to send, because their crews are having to deal with the muppets who decide to drink way more than they can handle, and end up wanting to fight the world.
Or maybe there won’t be any fire engines available to put out the house fire, because they are too busy trying to extinguish the bin chute fire that was started by some muppet who just gets ‘bored’.
These situations aren’t made up. They are real, and they were all caused by ‘stupid’.
Don’t be the sort of person we end up featuring in our fortnightly eMagazine.
Keep the temptation to be ‘stupid’ locked up in your head….Don’t let ‘stupid’ out…