Ugly reality rears its head.....

Ugly reality rears its head.....

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    Ugly reality rears its head.....

    Here is a true story of denial and ugly reality:

    I was out running the other morning at 0330 (3:30 am) in Billings, before my hospital shift (actually my "running" these days should probably be called "slogging" ). Anyway, I see somebody approaching me on the sidewalk--which is pretty unusual at 0330.

    My situational awareness is up a notch or two as I look at and assess him: He is "older", salt & pepper beard, not unkempt and looks like he could be walking for exercise. Turns out he was slightly drunk and needing directions, so I pointed him in the right direction (he had been walking in the opposite direction of the street he was looking for) and continued on with my "run".

    I thought about calling Dispatch and just letting them know we had a drunk citizen meandering down the street--I thought about the description I would give dispatch: "White, Older, salt & pepper beard, 5'7" 260 lbs, dark green t-shirt, black knee length shorts"--then thought about how dispatch would respond--"What's 'older' mean"? Oh, about 61-65-----OH, DARN (that's MY age bracket) BIG SIGH
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    Well at least you were out "slogging" along instead of being sloshed walking the wrong way! I'd chalk that up as a win!
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    5'7", 260. Dang! Better description would have been, (salt and pepper walking fireplug) in need of assistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    5'7", 260. Dang! Better description would have been, (salt and pepper walking fireplug) in need of assistance.
    Hey, I resemble that !

    Seriously, I'm only 203 at 5'8", but I still need assistance.
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    I wish I could still manage to slog. These days it's a big deal to make it 100 yards in a slow wobble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I wish I could still manage to slog. These days it's a big deal to make it 100 yards in a slow wobble.
    Yep, I'd be happy to be able to slog. Just the thought of slogging makes me hurt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldpsufan View Post
    Hey, I resemble that !

    Seriously, I'm only 203 at 5'8", but I still need assistance.
    sorry, no offense intended... BTW, you are no where close to the fireplug, maybe a pit bull.

    Besides, The 57 pound difference is something like a small child on the cats back.. Anyway, I feel I'm digging the hole deeper, so I'll stop now..

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    Wow...you all are really old...
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    I'm a orange construction barrel two high
    Plus the "Fire Plug" could have been walking it off
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    sorry, no offense intended... BTW, you are no where close to the fireplug, maybe a pit bull.

    Besides, The 57 pound difference is something like a small child on the cats back.. Anyway, I feel I'm digging the hole deeper, so I'll stop now..

    That 57 pounds you talk about is centered right where you'd think it would be...... Kinda wished it was on my back.
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