Apologies to all my Australian readers. I’m sure we could replace any number of other nationalities!
An Aussie phones an ambulance because his mate’s been just hit by a car….
Aussie: ‘Get an ambulance here quick, he’s bleeding from his nose and ears and I think both his legs are broken.’
Operator: ‘What is your location sir?’
Aussie: ‘On Eucalyptus Street.’
Operator: ‘How do you spell that sir?’
Silence….. (heavy breathing) and after a minute…..
Operator: ‘Are you there sir?’
More heavy breathing and another minute later….
Operator: ‘Sir, can you hear me?’
This goes on for another few minutes until….
Operator: ‘Sir, please answer me. Can you still hear me?’
Aussie: ‘Yes, sorry bout that…. I couldn’t spell eucalyptus, so I just dragged him around to Oak Street.’