Two guys were walking back to their apartment when they got jumped by a gang of kids.
The police called us in to check out one of them. When we arrived, the police were rushing out of the apartment on their way to the next instance of violence.
My patient is a native Spanish speaker with a severely swollen face. Otherwise he's OK. He doesn't want to go to the hospital.
But he likes me!
"What's your number?"
"Well, If you need us, call 911."
"But what's your number?"
"What number do I call if I want you to come to my house?"
"911!" (I'm still thinking my Spanish is not up to par.)
"But what if I want you to come to my house? What's your number?"
"Nuevo-Uno-Uno(911 in Spanish) es el numero para los paramedicos (...is the number for the paramedics)!" Perhaps his face is swollen to the point I can't read the nuances of what he's trying to tell me.
"No, no, no! What's YOUR number?"
Bean puts her hand on my shoulder: "Time to go!" She doesn't speak Spanish but she knows what's going on.
All the way back to the station:
"Maddog's got a Boyfriend!...Maddog's got a Boyfriend!...Maddog's got a Boyfriend!..."