EMERGENCY SERVICES, Ho Ho Ho
I’ve said some funny things in my time, without realizing what I’ve said.
This must happen to us all at some time in our lives, but this is the first
time I’ve reported an accident, and the person on the other end of the
phone has burst out laughing at me.
Early on this particular Sunday morning, I had arranged to play golf with
my two friends Brian and Phil, I had put my golf clubs in the boot of my
car and was off to pick them both up.
We were going for our usual round of golf as we do most Sunday mornings.
It must take us about 45 minutes to reach the golf course, and as usual
went into the club house, got changed, and then had a quick livener before
we started our game, (only to keep the cold out of course)
As we approached the first tee we saw a group of people crowding around
a young woman who was crying out in what sounded like agony.
I think it was Brian who shouted “Is everything alright?”
A voice shouted back, “No it’s my girlfriend she’s been hit with a golf ball”
Brian replied, “Has anyone called for help”? …”No” he replied,
we haven’t got a mobile with us, but I think she needs looking at”
None of us had our mobiles on us either as we hate being disturbed whilst
Playing golf, so I ran back to the clubhouse to ring for help;
Barry the steward said “Don’t mess about dial 999, better safe than sorry”
So I did.
The lady on the other end of the phone asked me all the usual questions,
“EMERGENCY SERVICES, WHICH SERVICE DO YOU REQUIRE?”…“Ambulance”
I then went on to explain where we were, and what had happened.
“AND WHERE WAS THE LADY HIT WITH THE GOLF BALL SIR?” She asked.
“Between the first and second hole” came my reply.
I actually heard her burst into laughter down the other end of the phone,
as did I when I realized what I’d said.
(Although she did apologize afterwards)
And the young lady was alright and did make a full recovery.
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Published on e-Stories.org on 19.02.2011.