Something I’ve done Part 1
I was riding my bike on a city street when I saw a man laying down in the middle of an intersection with people crowded around him. His bike laid mangled near the curb next to a van with the windshield all caved in. Then, I saw there was a pool of blood under his head. I got off my bike and quickly came down to the man on the ground. His face was bleeding profusely with a gaping wound from his lip to his nose.
There was a group of people holding him on his side and patting his back, telling him that he will be alright and help was coming soon. There was another man on the phone, who was on the line with 911. The bleeding was very bad so I stepped in since no one was doing anything to help him. I told everyone to slowly move him to his back. They had a roll of paper towels and were just cleaning up the blood as it came out.
I pulled off a wad of towels and held them onto his wound. He was obviously having problems breathing because of the blood coming out both his passageways. I had to hold down the wound for a moment then let him breath every second or so, only to have more blood come out. This was excruciatingly difficult to do because I didn’t want him to suffocate or suffer any internal bleeding.
The ambulance arrived in a couple minutes and they took over what I was doing. They put him onto a stretcher and took him off. The police asked if I saw the accident, and I didn’t. Saw it on the news later that day, and said he was in critical but stable condition. They also said that the family thanked people on the scene for helping him out. In the later news they said he was in surgery and should recover from the incident. I brought some flowers to the hospital and had them delivered to the man.
I hope I helped him from dying and I am very glad that I have taken a few emergency training classes. I encourage everyone to take CPR and at least an introductory class on First Aid. You never know when you might need it, even if only once in your lifetime.
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10 Most Annoying Food Packaging
It should be simple to open, unpack, and reuse packaging of common foods, but it’s never a battle you’ll win in the kitchen.
1. Velveeta “Cheese”
Sure it sounds like a logical idea to package cheese with a resealable tin foil. But, coincidentally, Velveeta tin foil likes to tear in erroneous patterns, rendering it impossible to reseal properly without leaving one exposed part of a corner which you have to tear off every time you use it.
We know it’s delicious and it looks great when displayed like this, but wouldn’t it make more sense to stack it up neatly? There is no indication of where to cut the package at, and when you do, you can’t figure out a way to properly count and peal apart the slices without bringing along a couple more with it. Not like I’m complaining about the latter.
3. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Same idea about the Velveeta applies to this common brand of cream cheese. Except that we know cream cheese is, well, creamy, and that you have to scrape your knife about, cutting little holes and making new tears where you ultimately have to fold over and patch areas you might have punched already.
4. Louisana Hot Sauce
“The Perfect Hot Sauce”. Mostly. Except every time you use it, the top of the bottle becomes more and more encrusted with spicy ancestors of former delicious sauciness. This is especially annoying if you decide to open the top right above your plate of food, only to be annihilated by spicy bites of sauce particles.
5. Frozen Pizza
Too drunk or lazy to cook? Well, don’t hesitate to rip a Jack’s pizza out of my freezer and lay out destruction to my countertop. No matter how you decide to take a frozen pizza out of the package, it is always liable to cause a mess. This is not to mention that it’s an unsuspecting challenge to fit the cardboard into any trash without making it look full.
6. Heinz Ketchup
So, Heinz already butchered the word “catsup”, they might as well ruin my french fries by practically taking an army to get it out of the bottle! By the time I’ve passed it around the table I am likely to lose half of my friends because they have to show me to “hit the 57” to get it out. How often does that work, though?
You gotta hand it to French’s for inventing the “crust-free” top. However, it still doesn’t prevent the inevitable… mustard piss.
8. A Pound of Coffee
Though it isn’t very difficult to open or reseal, who has the time or patience to do so at 7:00 in the morning? We just want the damn coffee, regardless of freshness.
9. Pre-packaged Lettuce
A great time-saving invention, but how many times must we dig through the bag to find the “good” pieces of lettuce? And how do you expect me to keep this stuff fresh, when there is no proper way to reseal this thing? I guess… tape?
10. Freeze Pops
This may be less annoying and more nostalgic but there is no defining way to open a freeze pop. Some might be a grab-some-scissors-from-the-drawer, some may tear with their teeth, and the very few will take the squeeze-it-hard-enough challenge only to be disappointed that it tears right down the middle, making it next to impossible to enjoy.