Monday, December 24, 2007

WAKE UP!!!!!

Ok, so i haven't written for a week or two, sorry fans i've been working WAAAY TOO much!

saturday night 2 weeks ago, or should i say sunday morning, i came upon a car that was flipped up on it's driver's side. I looked behind me.....no one... i looked all around, nobody was there but me. it was quarter to four in the morning, so i immediately stopped my van and called 911. the dispatcher asked me to stay until the cops came, i agreed even though i was on my way to pick up a good customer. i knew he'd understand. i ran over to the car to see if anyone was hurt. i don't know CPR (i should learn) and i know that you aren't supposed to try to move someone who's hurt. i didn't know what good i would be. maybe the last kind voice a person could hear before dying. i thought the worst! i couldn't see anyone through the wreckage, but i could hear someone crying so i just started talking " hello are you hurt?" i said. a girl's voice said "no" then i asked "is there anyone in there with you?" she said "no i'm alone. I fell asleep at the wheel!" I replied "oh i'm so sorry! i'm glad you're ok. the ambulance is on it's way" she had been sitting there for over half an hour alone and scared.

HOLY SHIT!! i can relate........working 12 hour shifts is hard. sometimes if i want to do something other than work, i have to sacrifice sleep for it. then towards the end of the shift i'm getting really tired, almost on auto pilot. VERY DANGEROUS! this was an "awakening" for me, because i was feeling like that ALOT this night. i didn't get to sleep for 3 hours after i got home. just layed there thinking about her and what it would be like waking up out of control about to hit a tree. FUCK! from now on i go out of my way to get at least 7 hours of sleep. I believe everything happens for a reason. there are 2 reasons I came down that road.... to save her, and to WAKE UP!!!

Merry Christmas everyone.

4 comments:

bRaT said...

well, then that's excellent... we can't possibly live without your blogs...

on a more serious note... don't you have laws governing how much time you can work before taking a break for sleep?

taxitalk said...

that was a good one for sure, you should carry a camera so Me and others like me can analyze the situation. 911 not bad was that your first time, its scary being a night cabbie, and fate man the guy upstairs is always playing games with the good people of the night, she just fell asleep, was she loaded, was she old, there must have been something up with her, sleep we all get sleepy but not everyone falls asleep at the wheel, look up dexedrine its a prescription drug, It won't let you sleep for days, but you might start seeing things differently, I'm joking stay off drugs,good story good story, is it cold where you live cause if someone crashed like that lady in your blog where i live she would be dead in -20 to -30 degrees celsius in a matter of about an hour, your great I love ya stay safe for real You are one of a kind

Amber L. said...

I got a picture of it, but for some reason my motorola razor phone keeps losing my pics. not too cold in california. the last few nights have gotten below freezing, but this night was mild.

taxitalk said...

hey how it going