Hear Me Roar

Sometimes you just have to laugh.

Almost two weeks ago, I started a little adventure in the hospital. The twins we are expecting tried to meet the world a little earlier than they should. Thankfully they have still not made their debut, and I hope to be waiting for many weeks until the time comes for them to join us.

On day one of my hospital stay, I was transported from one hospital to another to be at a location with the appropriate nursery. At the time it was a very scary ordeal, but if you can find humor even in the face of terror, you might as well take advantage of a little bit of relief.

My ambulance ride was long enough that I had the opportunity to make several observations. First, I could never be an EMT. Never mind all the medical knowledge and skill you are expected to possess, I couldn’t even handle being the guy who rides in the back and fills out the paperwork. I think most patients would frown upon the end result of my car sickness. So, EMT-guy-in-the-back, I salute you, your inner-ear stability, and strong stomach.

Next, let’s move on to the EMT ambulance driver in the front. You, sir, are awesome.  I know it was a small section of time, and there could be many explanations, but…… I was totally judging your personality based solely on your amazing music choices. Maybe you thought you were choosing what I would enjoy, but I’m pretty sure it was for you. I was mildly amused as we switched from one diva dance groove to the next. When you settled on Katy Perry singing Roar, there was no doubt in my mind you were up there lip-synching and head-bobbing, and it made me a little giggly. When we scanned the stations, landed again on Katy Perry’s Roar, and listened to it once more from start to finish, you about sent me into a fit of hysterical laughter. In my mind’s eye, you were no longer just lip-synching and head-bobbing, you were full-out celebrating and gettin’ down as we flew down the expressway in our little dance floor on wheels. Thankfully I was able to keep it together, otherwise the steel-stomached guy in the back might have added a psychiatric evaluation to my paperwork.

I know that judging a book by its cover is wrong, but I just couldn’t help myself. Blame the stress, the anxiety, the need for distraction, but that ride is one I will remember, even a little bit fondly, thanks to my Katy-loving EMT ambulance driver.

Jam on, sir. Jam on.

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