Last week I published a brief rant about drivers doing dumb things in traffic when I approach in my ambulance.
The other day I had a wonderful experience. As we approached a major bottleneck intersection, the driver immediately in front of me began to pull to the left, effectively blocking our progress. I reached down into the console, extracted the PA microphone from the jumble, and firmly stated “Please pull to the RIGHT.”
I felt like Moses parting the Red Sea. The next dozen or so cars immediately pulled to the right and stopped! I wish Paramedic 9 had a dash camera so I could show you. It was amazing.
I won’t say my faith in humanity has been restored, because I’m sure it was a fluke. It was a great feeling, though.