Does everything have to be difficult?

Code 3 for the fall.

An “escape artist” from the neighborhood old people care home has done it again. But he didn’t make it far before falling down.

“What’s your name?”

“James.”

“What’s your last name?”

“I don’t want to talk to you.”

“Well, can I have your last name?”

“The hospital’s got all that information.”

“Yeah, but they still need your name to actually get that information.”

<Silence>

“Pleeeeease?”

<Silence>

“Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?”

“<Insert last name>.”

“Thank you.”

Sigh.

2 thoughts on “Does everything have to be difficult?”

  1. Had a bum the other week that was too drunk for jail (which isnt really all that drunk). He didn’t want to tell us his name while the cops were there, so he told us we could call him “stick”…while he did tell eventually tell us his name after pd left, I was really ok with just calling him stick…

  2. Many years ago I had a co worker who solved this problem very nicely. A drunk refused to give us his name and told us to just take him to the fucking hospital.

    My partner looked at the patient and said, “NO NAME, NO RIDE!” and just sat there. Eventually the patient gave up and told him his name.

    Some day maybe I’ll tell the story of how a patient of mine ended up registered as “Fuck You, Cocksucker” at a local ED.

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