Last Wednesday was the hottest day that I can remember, as the whole northeast of the continent broiled in a glorious heatwave. For the very first time in my life, my car thermometer read 40º, but I'll never complain, bring it on!
I decided to cut out of work early to enjoy the sun and went over to the beautiful new Adonis supermarket in the Place Vertu shopping centre (in Montreal) before going home, to pick up a few things. As I exited my car, a fire engine screeched to halt at the store's entrance and a group of firemen raced inside. I followed at a more leisurely pace, not wishing to appear a thrill chaser. I presently came upon them, ministering to a woman who was laid out prone on the floor in the produce aisle between the lettuce and the potatoes.
I watched the scene for a few minutes and discussed the situation with other rubberneckers who came to the consensus that she had suffered an epileptic seizure.
Finally, bored at the lack of action, I left the scene to callously continue my shopping and after about ten minutes of placing food in my carriage, I noticed that the saga of the woman on the floor continued. After paying for my groceries and on my way out, it occurred to me that the real paramedics, Montreal's infamous URGENCES SANTÉ had never shown up and it was almost fifteen since the firemen had arrived! What the Heck!!
As I pulled out of the parking lot, I saw an ambulance finally approaching, but it seemed in no particular hurry.
Now the mall is smack dab in the middle of a large urban neighbourhood and traffic was light, so I don't know what their excuse was, but it had me wondering what would have been had it been a heart attack........
Ah!......the joys of Montreal.
Does anyone of you have any good or bad experiences to recount?