Wednesday, May 15, 2013

First Aid.

Gosh is it Wednesday again already! Are you ready for another Mrs A's Bloomers?
Okay it's fess up time .Grab a coffee and stay a while.
So last week you know that I got the job and this little escapade happened about 18months into the job.

It was decided by the powers that be that each department should have a First Aid Officer to deal with minor accidents so a volunteer was needed to step forward for the post. Now I wasn't particularly interested but  before I knew it my name was put up and seconded before I had time to draw breath!  We all had to be duly trained by the Red Cross and a training day was scheduled to be held at another of our buildings.  

The day arrived and about 20 of us from various departments turned up for the three day course.(I did not go anywhere near the coffee machine just in case your wondering even though this was a different location). We started off by learning to do resuscitation  and before the boys (we were a mixed bunch) could get excited about it we were  told it would be on the standard plastic dummy and not on us girls. Well managed to get through that alright and we stopped for a break. Next up was learning how to put someone into the recovery position and we were paired up for this. I was  with J.C. from Engineering and he volunteered to go first. So he is lying on the floor and (cross my heart I barely touched him) I flipped him over as we had been shown and he let out the most awful howl of pain and clutched his knee.  The instructor came running over and examined his knee and said 'We need to call an ambulance I think you have dislocated your knee cap!!' In my defence he was a rugby player and this was an old recurring injury but he was off work for two weeks and I went down in history as the only person to ever put her partner in Hospital on a First Aid Course!!!!
Now I know you all want to know the answer so yes I did pass and  got my certificate but you know the funny thing ? No one was ever ill on my watch!

Image by Bugaboo Stamps
Coloured using Promarkers, Distress Markers and Pearlescent chalks.
Blue spotty paper freebie in Simply Homemade magazine.
Snippet of red cardstock
Sentiment generated in word.

Entering in the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop. Use your snippets. (red card stock).
Scrappy Frogs: Free Choice.
Through The Craft Room: Anything goes.
Crafts and Me Challenges: Use a Digi.
Stamp 'n' Doodle: Anything goes.
The Paper Shelter: Anything goes.
Make It Monday: Paper crafts.


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Brilliant tale and perfectly apt card to go with it.


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

Zue said...

Hilarious. How come you have so many funny adventures!?

Sherry said...

So funny! No one ever dared to be ill on your watch is what you're saying - lol!! Great card xx

Terry Oulboub said...

Mrs. A., I love that you use Stella in illustration of these anecdotes; they are so funny. It puts a big smile on my face every time I read them. Poor guy...I can see why no one ever became ill on your watch LOL! I love Doc's card too - hope he had a grand birthday!

Debbie said...

Oh Mrs A, I did a First Aid course every 3 years when I was Supervisor at my Playgroup, so I bet you all had a right laugh(all accept the poor bloke) who's knee YOU broke!!
Did laugh when you said no one has been ill on your watch
Great card and story. Debbiex

Margreet said...

Whahaha....what a story...sorry for my laughing, but it is quite your matching card...nobody will get sick in your neighbourhood!
xxx Margreet

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Great story :-D and a great card with a fabulous image!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Mrs A you are so entertaining - Love it.... Mxx

Kathleen said...

Sooooo Funny, and the image goes perfect, maybe that's why you told the tale! Great card, great story.
Anyway if you are up on first aid then surely you can cure your back so you are fit and well for sports day.

Kath x

Sarah said...

Hello there, you know you're going to think I'm soo rude - I'm not sure that I've ever been back to comment after you very kindly followed my blog! You have my very sincere apologies and I hope that I haven't mortally offended you!

My excuse is very poor, but I have been finding it hard to blog just lately - not been into it at all and had no motivation.

Hopefully I have now kicked myself up the derrier (you're friend could've done that with his dislocated knee!) and will be back on a regular basis.

Love the story, love the card - I'll be back!!


Darnell J Knauss said...

No one DARED to be ill on your watch, Mrs. A! If you didn't injure them innocently, you'd have them in stitches over your wit!! Literally! Even your cards have me in stitches!

What's this about needles in real time? What's happening?

TRACEY MO said...

I love these bugaboo digis, great. Job!

Thanks for joining us at stamp n doodle

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Love your fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter for our Anything Goes Challenge, hope to see you again soon! Susan x

Di said...

Brilliant card Mrs A - and such a funny tale. You scared them into good health! Nice one!!

Hugs, Di xx

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Fun post . Thanks for the giggle .
Love the fun card too . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Cathy said...

Fabulous story and matching card :) Cathy x

Hettie said...

Fabby story. Being an ex-first aider myself I can imagine what you were up to with Annie the Dummy! Only you ey only you!
Great card too!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This card is so much fun! I spotted you over on MIM and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


Sandra H said...

Oh it's always a pleasure Mrs A to visit your blog your card is brilliant a great fun image and great story too! take care xx

Desire Fourie said...

Ooh the nurse looks like she means business and the patient has no choice but to feel better, lol.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

MagsB said...

What a terrific card, it's goes so well with your tale! I did my first First Aid course last Saturday and managed to bruise my mouth by being over-enthusiastic when giving CPR to the dummy!!!

At least you had a lesson in how ambulances and paramedics arrive!

Have a great weekend!

love Mags B x

scrappymo! said...

OMG...I am still laughing!!!
My youngest DD (little Miss C and Mr P's Mum) got on with her current employer because she has her Industrial First Aid ticket.
I am going to get this stamp from Bugaboo and use it for her card when she has to do her renewal course next year.
Eldest DD teaches nursing at university and so this stamp would get a lot of use in my household...teehee

Loved your story...I laughed so hard! I am so glad you started this Mrs A's bloomers section...a lot more fun than my gardening posts at the mo! teehee

Sheila H said...

I saw this cute and funny card on MIM.

Carol L said...

WOW! Your bedside manner leaves a lasting impression doesn't it?! *smirk* That's a funny story, and a funny card to match :)

Mary said...

I would imagine you are infamous in the land of illness. And those who are in need of your services hold their knees and wait for the next shift! Great story, very cute card. Great job coloring.

Ali said...

Sounds like your a dangerous woman to be around :) I'm really enjoying hearing you tales. Lovely card.
Ali x

Abi said...

Ooh Mrs A, I did laugh at this story!! great card, I love these Bugaboo images. Enjoy your weekend x

MaryH said...

Oh I am glad to not have this nurse lady to deal with! She's very fierce looking, but entirely professional! Loved the coloring, of course, and your spotty background paper. Chuckled a lot over your story. I could never get the dummy to breathe, but I don't think I had any injuries to report. All we had to do, was learn to do mouth-to-mouth....TFS & giving me a smile to end the day! Hugs

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Zoe said...

Stunning, love it!

Thanks for joining us at SND

Zoe x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I love the Red Cross detail on this fun card xx