Friday, July 31, 2009 5:35:47 PM
Let me just clear something up about my last post. When the girl says "Send me a fu*king ambulance?" she said effing on purpose to irritate the guy. And if she was so worried about her dad dying she wouldn't have called back just to threaten to sue him.
I agree that the operator was being a di*k but she`s playing the innocent victim and most people are actually believing it.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:51:17 PM
"obnoxious and should have asked for an ambulance by calmly giving her address and stating the emergency." Yeah, okay you can say that in hindsight, but YOU try keeping calm when your parent is lying on the floor having a seizure after brain surgery. I do agree that it was stupid to call him and ask for his name. It's unfortunate all the bad publicity certain cops bring on all the other ones that are actually decent at their job.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:39:11 PM
Okay, a kid is seventeen years old, her father just went through brain surgery, he's on the floor having a seizure, and she`s supposed to "stay calm" and play nice while this guy endangers her parent`s LIFE?
Let me restate this in a way as to demonstrate my point: I am a health care professional. We are trained that it is a basic part of ethics to assume that the person we are dealing with is seeking help in the first place because they are dealing with a situation with which it is beyond their current abilities to cope well independently. We are supposed to facilitate the person getting their needs met, starting where they are. Honestly a police officer that gets that upset about a scared kid using the "f" word doesn`t need to be a police officer. He needs a therapist to help him thicken his skin, soften his heart, and harden his resolve to actually serve the public as he has committed to do in his career.