Sunday, October 30, 2005

Time cures

What's the slogan for the Estonian emergency ambulance? - Time cures!
Some time ago I experienced that this was not a joke as people in Latvia usually take it...

I was out in the town with some friends of mine having fun in a Friday evening. As we are heading towards our final destination, we came across a Latvian stag party. There is no need to say that both they and us were happy to meet people of the same nationality. The guys were so happy that one of them spontaneously lifted up one of the girls - a bit clumsy, though, as he curled up on the ground having dislocated his knee :(
Without any doubt we took or cell phones and rang up 112 - the ambulance.
Some 5 minutes passed while they found somebody who spoke English or Russian... alright...
Some 10 minutes passed while the ambulance car arrived...
Some 5 minutes passed while they understood what has happened (as if that was of too great importance - after all they saw the dislocated knee, isn't that enough?!)
But even that was not the end of the drama: some 15-20 more minutes passed while they filled in the documents (and what if somebody had stabbed the guy?!)...

Finally the guy was taken to the hospital. But afterwards I was told that all this scenary repeated for the 2nd time... only in the hospital... Pardon - what was the slogan of Estonian ambulance?...

2 Comments:

At 4:50 PM, Blogger Shyshe said...

you really do LOVE Estonia don't you?

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger Dace said...

Estonia is ok, no offence, actually it's great... but as every country it has some drawbacks ;)

 

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