As I did so good Samaritans were approaching and I told them not to touch this man as the fire department is on the way. Thirty seconds later I turned to look back and they were pulling the guy out of the car. He later died on the operating table from a torn artery. Possibly if it had been left to the professionals to move him he might have survived. Next car had a pregnant woman bleeding from lacerations, the worst on her arm and shoulder. I told he husband to take off his shirt and wrap her arm and the ambulance would be there in three minutes. It actually took only two.
Yes, and I have thought about it many times since. Similar to many women in their twenties, I didn’t really understand much about relationships. I had had a few chemistry-driven relationships that ended very badly, so when I met my husband I was attracted to him because it seemed like it was quieter, more practical and almost destined to be. Our parents had the same names. We grew up in nearby towns. We were raised in the same religion and had (I thought) similar values and interests. I believed my soon to be husband was a kind man.
When we were coming up with our guest list and talking about who to invite, he wanted to invite everyone from his workplace except one person. I thought that was strange, as I was very inclusive and he appeared to be. I asked him about it and he talked about how “weird” this co-worker was and just was very disparaging of him. But he didn’t give any concrete examples of bad behaviors, etc. I had never met him, and of course I was busy with plans, so I just let it go. But I did think about the fact that it seemed kind of hurtful to leave just one person out—unless they were dangerous or something. On our wedding day his entire office was there, except this one co-worker, and I remember that it bothered me.
i eventually found out my husband (now ex) was not a caring, compassionate man. He just put on a mask. He turned out to be a liar, cheater and an embezzler. It took me 25 years to figure it out. He was pretty good at deception and I was so invested in our family that I was willing to be deceived. But I am now sure that somehow this co-worker had found out something about my ex, so that my ex felt exposed in front of him. I knew there was something wrong when he didn’t invite this man and couldn’t offer any real reason. And that was confirmed when I met him.
Democratic politicians know that the risk from opening schools and businesses isn’t that great, but want to keep those places closed until after the election to help Democrats win. I give this one a 55% chance of being true, at least to some extent. If this happened in, say, the summer of 2012, when Obama was running for reelection, and the tanking economy was hurting his poll numbers, I’d bet a lot more Democratic governors and pundits would be eager to open everything back up.
One of my guys, several miles away, was listening to the transmissions and heard me instructed to stop traffic, specifically to allow the fire department to bypass the backed up traffic and travel east on the now empty west bound lanes. And my guy happened to be right next to an empty ambulance. He pulled it over, explained the situation, and when traffic stopped coming down the road they turned around and headed to the scene going the wrong way on the empty road, arriving very quickly. At this point I was relieved of the job of evaluating injuries, much to my relief. The guy that died in surgery turned out to be the only fatality, other than the guy who caused it all.