So this edition of “A Damn Shame Moment” will be a bit longer than the others simply because this has been by far the worst of them all. While sitting at work at the hospital, I was told about a story where a New Orleans ambulance had been booted for parking illegally. But the story quickly got worse when I was then told that it was booted while responding to an emergency call at a convenience store for a man in the same store who had chest pain!
So in plain terms, they (paramedics) responded to a call at a convenience store for a worker experiencing chest pain. After rushing into the store to treat the man, they brought him out for transport to a local hospital with lights flashing the entire time while the ambulance was parked. Finally when they tried to speed off, paramedics “heard a loud noise,” and the vehicle suddenly just stopped. That’s when the medics found the boot. Oh but wait….it gets worse. After the store was notified that the boot was to be removed and an employee finally took the boot off, the tire was flat and another ambulance had to be called!
An ambulance spokesperson is quoted as saying, “We actually had to delay that patient’s care by calling another ambulance out here to come transport this patient.” (You really can’t make something like this up people.) I’m still SMH as I type this, that’s truly how bad this story is.
So I’m sure you can see why this one takes it to a completely different level of being “A Damn Shame Moment”! I’m sure you’re in agreement that it is, but check the video out below for more details that will further add to why this “moment” will continue to top the list.
– Supreme Soul
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