Overheard On The Bolance

AD (reading directly from dispatch notes on our data terminal): “Patient is a 34-year-old female who swallowed a handful of Flintstones vitamins, and now feels as if some of them are stuck in her throat.”

Partner: “How ironic it would be to choke to death on vitamins…”

AD (continuing): “Patient states she is no longer choking but her throat is still scratchy.”

Partner: “… and why is a woman her age eating Flintstones vitamins? Why not One-A-Day, or Centrum?”

AD (sagely): “I’ll bet it was a Dino. You know, the long tail. Gets hung up.”

Partner: “And why call an ambulance for it, fer Chrissakes?”

AD: “Ours not to reason why, son. Ours to simply head that way, and don’t spare the horses. A life hangs in the balance.”