Comments: A'skeert Me

Ack! I'm so glad I work in an office environment where I only have to worry about whether the men folk bothered to get their hearts checked like they were supposed to.

I think if I saw blood pour out of someone's ear, I'd wig out.

Posted by Bou at October 20, 2006 08:04 PM

I seem to remember that you were gonna get brushed up on your CPR due to the proclivity of heart attacks around you. Do it girl! (If you haven't already.)

I think I understand (Now) how you felt when Mr. Magoo fell out. It's a scary thing to feel helpless when someone around you is hurting.

Luckily, I've drunk enough to get over the adrenaline, but the "Lump" is still there. I hope it never goes away... This type of stuff is too important.

At any rate... Thanks for the comment. Feedback helps.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at October 20, 2006 08:54 PM

... whoa... you did good, man.... but wow... scary situation....

Posted by Eric at October 21, 2006 08:40 AM

Wow. I hope he's okay. That's scary. You did very good though. I hope I would react in the same way...but you never know.

Posted by drc at October 21, 2006 10:13 AM

You did fine, Johnny-Oh. You didn't freeze, and you didn't freak out...and you didn't start giving him CPR (because he was breathing).

You train and train for emergencies, but you never know how one will affect you. And you may or may not save someone - but that person is almost always better off because you were there.

Hope the dude's OK...

Posted by Elisson at October 21, 2006 12:55 PM

I am getting brushed up on it this year. I can't lose one of those guys in my office. It would haunt me. I've been certified so many times in the last 34 years... but I just let this one lapse.

You did handle it really well. as I said, I would probably wig...

Posted by Bou at October 21, 2006 02:29 PM

Way to go, son, I'm proud of you.

Posted by Dad at October 23, 2006 12:34 PM

Hang in there. It is so good that you didn't freeze and now you have a sense of what may come to pass. Prepared is good.

Posted by Richmond at November 1, 2006 09:35 PM

Proud of you, relieved for him.

Looks like elevatorin' is a more dangerous job than I thought.

Posted by Harvey at November 9, 2006 02:55 PM

As someone who has "lost" someone, I can assure you that you don't "lose" them. They get "taken". It is great to be prepared. And it will be even better if you extend someone's life with your actions.

But don't for one *SECOND* think you can do something to save someone who's time has come.

Doing so would represent an unreasonable burden you don't need to carry.

Posted by _Jon at November 10, 2006 04:52 PM

... post, slacker.... or I'm de-linking your sorry ass....

Posted by Eric at November 10, 2006 09:56 PM