...in an otherwise dull day.
Today was miserable at work. We have a new computer system and today it didn't work at all - hardly at all. We sat there all day, waiting for the computer system to wake up. I filled my time packing boxes for our impending move to another office block.
It was so boring and frustrating, not being able to get on with some proper work.
Then Liz from security came rushing down the corridor.
'There's been an incident in the next building! Someone's collapsed! The ambulance is on the way and have asked for a defib to be made available!'
As I sprinted from my desk she called after me 'In the kitchens!'.
I sprinted across site, my manager in pursuit, running resuscitation scenarios through my mind. I entered the building at the same time as the paramedics, grabbed the defib from the wall and joined them in the kitchen.
After some initial care from the paramedics the girl recovered enough to be removed to the ambulance for further checks. There was, in fact, nothing medically wrong with her.
I put the defib back and went back to waiting for my computer to boot up..........
Dull days, indeed......