“The Project” is coming. As I’m sure that every single person who reads my blog knows, Happy Medic and Medic999 are planning the first International Medic Swap between the United States and The United Kingdom’s EMS systems. It’s beginning very soon, and I’m very excited about it. Fact is, I just plain can’t wait for Mark (Medic999) to pop over here across the pond and get a taste of Good Ol’ US EMS. Then, I’m sure that I’ll be anticipating Happy heading over to Mark’s side of the pond just as much. I’m planning on making it over to one of them to hang out with the two biggest stars in EMS blogging.
There, that’s enough fawning over my two best blogger buddies. Now it’s time to add something that’s missing from this whole equation that I think that I’m amply qualified to provide. Here guys, this is my gift to you. Enjoy. I’m helping.
Today I sent out a Facebook comment directed towards my friends on the Packer’s side of the line congratulating the Packer’s fans for being so “Sportsmanlike” after being decimated by their former godlike QB. I’m not a Packers fan, and actually I’m not much of a sports fan… but I do like Bret Favre. Not so much for the sports, although he is an artist with a football, but because he really seems like a stand-up guy in the vapid egotistical wasteland that is contemporary “professional” sports.
But enough about that. This is about my Facebook comment. Medic999 popped up and commented that, basically, we US people were whiny little crybabies and our favorite sport is meant to be played by 8-year-old schoolgirls who have sprained ankles. (I’m paraphrasing).
And with the ensuing exchange of comments, I figured out what I could add to The Project.
Trash Talkin’ that’s what!
So, ya Lilly Liver’d Limey (What does “Lilly Livered” mean?) Whatcha gonna bring to show us US medics? Huh?
Oooooh, so your little car is GREEN with BLUE CHECKERS on it! Mine’s a big SUV with a big powerful engine. It’s a 4×4.
Just got the IO drill? Hmmm, had that for a while over here. Yep, good thing you’re catching up.
Oh, so you’ve got “Tail Lifts” to pick up your stretchers for you, huh? Here we’ve got these things we call “muscles” and “brute force”.
Hmmm, so you UK guys run all blue lights and have “nee naw’s?” We run Lights and Sirens, or “Code-3” or “10-39”. Yea it’s manly! Ever heard a Federal Q? You’re going to. Better bring some aspirin, you’re gonna getcha self a headache.
You may have played some Rugby, but we occasionally run in to burning buildings. I get to go to work and “Drive Fast and Break Things” when I’m on the fire side. We get to swing axes and mauls and tear apart cars with hydraulics. What do you guys have? Crumpets? What’s a crumpet?
Awful quiet over there from your side of the pond. What’s that? Nothin…. That’s what.
(Attention, the above has been all in good fun. No offense intended. If you were a whiny cry-baby and couldn’t take a little trash talk, then I apologize)