Pickles by Brian Crane for October 02, 2022

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    Templo S.U.D.  4 months ago

    who called the ambulance? certainly not Nelson

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    Mikey Jay  4 months ago

    I was out with our dog and cutting through our parking lot. I should have been more attentive but I had not realized that she had wrapped the leash around my ankles and when she saw another dog she bolted. I fell backwards and smacked my head on the pavement. I got a concussion out of that. I could not get up, vomited and had to lie there for about an hour as the ambulance had to come from another town. All our ambulances had been busy. Nowadays I pay closer attention to everything the dog does!

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    Doug K  4 months ago

    Some people seem to jump to conclusions – when they see an ‘old person down’ it becomes “I’ve seen someone who’s fallen and can’t get up.”

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    juicebruce  4 months ago

    Triage then call if needed ;-)

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    Frankie5466  4 months ago

    I guess at least your neighbors seem to care Earl! A lot of places these days someone may very well see an elderly person on the ground and assume they need medical attention but that doesn’t mean they’d bother to call an ambulance or even check on the person! Heck some of them would help themselves to their wallet etc

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    Olddog04  4 months ago

    Oh jeez

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    Ichabod Ferguson  4 months ago

    I collapsed in the park when my ICD malfunctioned and shocked me multiple times. Not one of the many people there stopped to help or even asked me if I was okay. A woman driving by stopped her car and called an ambulance when she saw me from the road.

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    sandpiper  4 months ago

    Dogs can be oblivious. Friend was walking across our yard to the deck. Large dog charged out of her yard to get a squirrel and hit her right at the knee, almost knocking her down. It kept on running but looking back as if to say, “Was there something?”

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    rock and roll animal  4 months ago

    And he didn’t have to say: “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”.

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    dakotaeditor  4 months ago

    I’m a senior citizen. I get those calls offering to sell me a “Help, I’ve fallen” alert device. I say, “I’m a roofer” or cyclist, or motorcyclist, “will you come if I’ve fallen?” off a roof, bike, etc. “CLICK.” Works every time.

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    trainnut1956  4 months ago

    At my age if I lie down to enjoy the autumn leaves, they have to call a tow truck to get me back up again…

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    LocoScott  4 months ago

    It’s true my neighbor was laying out in the hammock and someone was walking by and saw her and called an ambulance thought she was dead. Haha

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    monya_43  4 months ago

    A friend of mine tripped over his dog’s rug at his back door. He needed six stitches in his head and has two black eyes. His wife says that he didn’t have a bad concussion, but had a short hospital stay for observation anyway.

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    Mungolikecookies  4 months ago

    If it is the US will he still have to pay for the ambulance?

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    Sovie Premium Member 4 months ago

    Why are the trees green though?

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    rickmac1937 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Got that right Earl

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    zeexenon  4 months ago

    The greatest belly laugh this week. And those rides ain’t cheap, including the Fire Department’s EMTs. Last year, I installed my first smart-bulb. It flashed on and off the first time I turned it on, and I had to be faster at setting up its control software in my smartphone. I got a knock on the door from my next-door neighbor who was called by the single lady neighbor across the street, thinking I was signaling trouble.

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    ANIMAL  4 months ago

    We’re just lookin’ OUT for ya Earl..!!!!

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    JudithStocker  4 months ago

    When living with a cat that almost constantly steps in front of you and is around your ankles (when they want something, especially), a person must keep their coordinates in mind, or they land flat on their rear or face (whichever). It happened to me when my cat was a kitten and I, also, ended up with a concussion. Fortunately, I was inside and not far from my sofa. I crawled to the sofa and passed out for a while but came to and after a few minutes, was okay. But now I am VERY careful around this little furball I love so much.

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    w16521  4 months ago

    and apparently this happens to Earl often.

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    OshkoshJohn  4 months ago

    At 75, I have low blood pressure, and if I become dehydrated, I am likely to drop. I almost never become unconscious. If I end up on the ground, I get onto my tummy, and try to rise to a kneeling posture, and subsequently try to stand up. Sometimes I have to remain kneeling longer as I work on getting my act together sufficiently to stand up. I began to walk with a cane years ago, and it helps immensely. Also, my wife helps me by telling me to take some water.

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    kendavis09  4 months ago

    This was really funny today. Loved it.

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    Geophyzz  4 months ago

    It happens: I was doing sit-ups in the park, and an old lady asked if I was having trouble getting up. As a kid at school, I took a nap in the schoolyard at recess and woke to see two teachers and a crowd of students staring down at me.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  4 months ago

    I know the feeling.

    Everywhere I go you can see in the eyes of others that they expect me to drop dead any second. It’s a bit of a nuisance, but I appreciate all the offers of help.

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Earl: “As soon as I’m on the grass, it’s as if I’m caught between The Scylla and The Charybdis!”

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    Angry Indeed Premium Member 4 months ago

    Almost as bad is Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor (Tim Allen) on Home Improvements. They had a speed line for him in the local hospital’s ER and all the Rescue teams knew his home address. ;-p

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    kab2rb  4 months ago

    Today’s remind me of what I went through past May. At least my daughter was there to help me. I did not suffer a head injury. There was a man with his dogs other side of the road from us, Usually we walk side he was on and be no trouble. I did fall and then did not know how bad. That man did not even bother to help me out he ignored. I did not lose consciousness fully alert. No EMS was called. Yet Earl is right on older people and I am one of them. I have posted in the past what happened. I am done with home therapy and asked for outpatient therapy. Monday is that day. I only use wheelchair to help get dressed. I use walker to help. Little steps holding on I can stand and move with solid. Goal no walker. Daughter and I do go outside, that is after I found right way to go down 8 steps. My walking is very slow not very far. I am making slow progress. I also got to go out of the house for nice outing at a sit down restaurant for breakfast, then my left side got to complaining. Fractured and break is healing, muscles still issue. If I where to slip and fall again I have to go back to the hospital then maybe not back home. Orthopedic Dr. said takes 2 years for bone to heal, I am 6 months into healing so I am being careful.

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    syzygy47  4 months ago

    I’ve been there. In my front yard, laying on the grass. Fortunately, it ended up my neighbor’s teenage daughter walked over to check. Nothing to read into that.

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    stapelia99  4 months ago

    My dad had polio as a kid and wore a full-leg brace. He played golf, but would always fall down when he hit the ball. He was OK with that — he’d figured out a system — but gave up golf because people always rushed over to help him up.

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    billdaviswords  4 months ago

    IN the grass? On a mowed lawn?

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    edeloriea14  4 months ago

    Nothing like an ambulance to ruin a peaceful autumn day.

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    Buckaroobanzai  4 months ago

    the lion sleeps tonight

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