07 February 2007

To the Portuguese People

siren (DEVICE)-
noun {C}
a device for making a loud warning noise
Sirens exist for a reason, especially if the sound is coming from a moving vehicle, and they always mean that something bad is happening somewhere to someone - and that is why my stomach starts pumping acid immediately. That, and knowing you.

Are you perchance all blind and deaf?


Upon hearing an ambulance or a fire engine BEHIND YOU in the queue kindly move left if you're in the left lane and right if you're in the right lane. Moving towards the centre is NEVER a good idea, as it should be obvious, bcs said vehicles can not as of yet simply take off and fly over your oblivious little heads. Also, kindly DO MOVE bcs it truly may be a matter of life or death and if you don't I can only wish you a healthy learning dose of humungous kidney stones and some countrymen just.like.you. on the road.

You stupid, stupid sods.

8 furballs:

Aurelia said...

I would like to write a letter like this to the Canadian people, specifically to the people in Toronto who are goofs of the highest order. Why don't they move aside? A mystery...

silene said...

This should also be sent to the people of New York! Makes me seethe every time. Really, it's not that hard to remember...

CarpeDM said...

Hmm. This seems to happen everywhere. I especially love the idiots who don't know how to use a turn lane or try to pass on the right and then get brought up short by the parked cars. One of these days they're going to crash and someone else won't move aside for the ambulance.

noorster said...

... and to the Altlanders who lean on their horns when they find that the preemie ambulance in front of them doesn't go fast enough. Fuckers.

Udge said...

The Germans have (of course) a technological solution to the problem: emergency services vehicles have a little camera mounted on the dash, if you don't get out of the way, then the driver takes a photo which you receive in the post three days later together with a humungous fine. But it's almost never used, the Germans are very well-trained and obedient and rush to the side, even onto the pavement, at the first hint of a siren.

Bumble said...

And the taxi's in Africa that drive IN the emergency lane when the road is blocked by a traffic jam in rush hour! Its there for a reason asswipes!

brooksba said...

Hear! Hear! Idiots. I don't get people who don't move for sirens. They are dumb. And I'm sickly so my brain does not work for complex sentences right now.

Kristin said...

Amen sister! This was a continual complaint of mine the entire time I worked as a paramedic. Then again, if most people weren't stupid, public safety (police, fire, EMS) would be out of a job.