One of the crews I used to work with called in service for the day and said "02 is pager 'I' as in 'aye aye captain!'"... All of us just cringed... until a smart *** piped up "and that is why public schools are bad!"
Those hospitals can be tricky, I tell ya! lolWe receive a page while we are in the ER that says "I need you guys to clear ASAP."
Us: "We're 10-8"
Dispatch: "Stand by"
*15 minutes pass*
Us: "Still standing by..."
Dispatch: "Oh crap. Forgot about you. Post at........"
We go to post. Much time passes... in fact, past the time we should be cleared to the station. Again, we decide to contact our very forgetful dispatch.
Us: "Can we come in now?"
Dispatch: "Oh.. uh.. are you 10-8?"
Us: "Yeah.. we have been for like two hours."
Dispatch: "Oh. I would have cleared you.. I still had you showing at the hospital... Come on in."
Turns out at the shift change, the night dispatcher never put us back in service. The oncoming morning dispatcher assumed we had just arrived at the hospital and had gotten lost inside or something.
"Pt is severely dead"
I kid you not.