Husband appaled when I chose to do nothing - page 5

Hi everyone, I'm more or less writing to see if anyone else here has had a similar situation. When out with my hubby last weekend, we went to the movies and when we walked through the side... Read More

  1. by   tntrn
    " told the airlines I was a nurse-medic, and always got 10-20% discount off my ticket. I wonder if this is still possible?"


    I seriously doubt it. Airlines fares are already so low that most of them do not cover the basic costs of the fuel, not to mention the labor costs. Still there are price wars. Of course, managements seem to think the remedy to that it to slash wages.

    The public, and I'll admit to wanting to get the best deal I can, has come to expect a rock-bottom fare. I wonder if they ever connect that with the no-frills, no meals, no leg-room thing. Business deserve to make a reasonable profit. Most airlines are cutting their own throats by pricing their flights at levels they KNOW do not cover their costs.
  2. by   dawnbee
    Anyone else been thought of as a superhero on duty 24/7?

    As always, looking for another nurse to lean on.

    JacelRN[/QUOTE]

    Just a couple of weeks ago, my son and I were driving into town to run some errands. As we came to the corner outside of town, an SUV was stopped in the middle of the road in front of us, and a man was pulling a woman out of the vehicle. No other cars around. He dumped her unceremoniously at the side of the road and drove off. How could I not help her?

    She was pretty scraped up, and her arm seemed to be troubling her, so we piled her into my car. She begged me not to call the police. Turns out they had been partying all night, and she was very drunk. I told her that I was a nurse at the local hospital, and I would take her somewhere safe, either to the hospital for asssessment, or her doctor's office. Long story short, we drove her to her parents' home, 30 miles away. It was an awful ride, she was all over my son, and at one point pulled out a bottle of gin and took a swig. I was tempted to pull her out of the car and leave her at the side of the road myself. The arm, by the way turned out to be fine, because she had no trouble using it to grab my son from the back seat.

    When we told my husband the story later, he thought that I had been foolish, and should have stayed in the locked car, written down the licence plate (we did do that, although didn't call it in..she wasn't going to press charges, anyway) and wait at a safe distance for help to arrive. We live in a rural area in British Columbia, and even an ambulance would take at least 1/2 hour to arrive. I couldn't have left her lying on the road that long.

    I don't know what the moral of this story is, but even though it didn't turn out very well, I still think I did the right thing.
  3. by   bobnurse
    Quote from dawnbee
    Anyone else been thought of as a superhero on duty 24/7?

    As always, looking for another nurse to lean on.

    JacelRN
    Just a couple of weeks ago, my son and I were driving into town to run some errands. As we came to the corner outside of town, an SUV was stopped in the middle of the road in front of us, and a man was pulling a woman out of the vehicle. No other cars around. He dumped her unceremoniously at the side of the road and drove off. How could I not help her?

    She was pretty scraped up, and her arm seemed to be troubling her, so we piled her into my car. She begged me not to call the police. Turns out they had been partying all night, and she was very drunk. I told her that I was a nurse at the local hospital, and I would take her somewhere safe, either to the hospital for asssessment, or her doctor's office. Long story short, we drove her to her parents' home, 30 miles away. It was an awful ride, she was all over my son, and at one point pulled out a bottle of gin and took a swig. I was tempted to pull her out of the car and leave her at the side of the road myself. The arm, by the way turned out to be fine, because she had no trouble using it to grab my son from the back seat.

    When we told my husband the story later, he thought that I had been foolish, and should have stayed in the locked car, written down the licence plate (we did do that, although didn't call it in..she wasn't going to press charges, anyway) and wait at a safe distance for help to arrive. We live in a rural area in British Columbia, and even an ambulance would take at least 1/2 hour to arrive. I couldn't have left her lying on the road that long.

    I don't know what the moral of this story is, but even though it didn't turn out very well, I still think I did the right thing.
    You were very foolish in moving her off the ground, placing her in your car, and taking her to a nonmedical facility....

    If she sustained any injury.........You are so liable.....The bad thing is, someone could tell her to fake an injury, to put you liable for her injuries. Just because your a nurse does not give you the training to treat pre-hospital injuries. also nurses cannot diagnose, and you taking her to her parents, you are diagnosis her as being injury free....You are lucky in this situation. Hopefully one of those professional suers dont get in touch with her, or your in a heap of ****.

    Your husband is right, you should of called 911 and waited for assistance to arrive.....
  4. by   mattsmom81
    Dawnbee, you were overly kind likely to someone who did not deserve nor appreciate it. Always think of your own welfare first and be cautious..I've learned this after 50 yrs. She had a bottle in her purse, what if she had a knife? A drunk can be dangerous.

    I agree with your DH and Bobnurse..you took a huge chance. In the future please call 911..its their job to take care of stuff like this, and its a sue happy world out there.

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