Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Concern for male

Learnt another valuable lesson the other day, never volunteer for a call before getting all the facts.

I foolishly volunteered for a call the other day and then asked for control to pass details. The details went some thing like this: concern for male hasn't been seen for a few days, there is now several days milk on his doorstep. - Great I thought.

Rather predictably, knock knock on the door, boot the door in, search the very minging house. Hmmm what a interesting smell coming from the bathroom. Poor chap, passed away Elvis style on the bog.

Not a pretty sight, and as anyone in the job knows it is now my responsibility to search the body for any signs of foul play. The things we do to pay the mortgage I thought to myself as I struggle to lift a half naked corpse off a lavatory and begin examining it.

Apparently over 250 people pass away this way every year a colleague has since informed me. I wonder how I will pass away?

(I hope its peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather who was a bus driver, and not screaming in terror like his passengers)


GirlNextDoor said...

Personally, I think in your sleep is the best way. I definitely wouldn't want to do an 'Elvis'!

Big Fella in Blue said...

I had no sudden deaths in my tutorship and one weekend whilst still in my probation I had four in three days!
Elvis sounds a good way to go if you excuse the pun.

totallyun-pc said...

ha ha . i posted a while back about people dying on the loo. some medic blogged back about the heart condition when under the sress of taking a dump.... you might have to search through a couple of bloggs to find it.... but i think it was called.... oh hang on a minute..... It was called "Sorry for your loss" in Jan 07 archives. (sorry don't know how to add a link.....) Have a look tho!

PCFrankyFact said...

You know....when I was a proby you got volunteered for everything.