|It's a Jeep thing|
Traffic four lanes wide and easily ten cars deep, all cars idling at the busiest intersection in town. My son strapped in to his car seat sipping his juice rocking with his daddy to Diamond Eyes by Shinedown. As we wait for the light to turn green on the way to see his grandparents we share nothing with these folks around us other than that we are waiting for the light to turn green. There sitting right in front of us though is a White base black soft top Jeep Wrangler, with two youngsters (age of not yet rebelling against the folks but filled with free thought) in the back seat. As I glance back from smiling at Lil Man, I see the frantic wave of these two youngsters hands through the back plastic window. Their gleaming smiles ear to ear, so enthusiastic at the simplest of gestures that they want to participate in. I throw my version of the wave back at them as the light turns green and follow them through. They turn off to hit the mall and with a pass I throw a nod and a sign of mutual appreciation for the love of a life style to the driver, who graciously throws one back my way. The Jeep Wave, a simple gesture and like we say "Its a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand."
As with most of my passions, I'm not alone nor unique in my infatuations/appreciations/addictions, and in no way am I the biggest self proclaiming lover of my passion. I am however fanatical about them to a point where I feel others just don't understand where I'm coming from. Whether its my appreciation for my Jeep, My infatuation with being a Tennessee Squire and all things JD, My addiction to college football and The Ohio State University, or my passion for EMS, you just not understood unless you live the life.
EMS is more than just a job; Its a life style. EMS is more than being an ambulance driver, an ER taxi, or band-aid buggie; Its about being professionals trained in life saving treatments and care of our clients. EMS is more than traumas, chest pains, or "bull shit" nursing home runs; its caring for any disease, any injury, any time or any place. EMS is more than a stepping stone of Emergency services; its the future of the public safety system.