Ah, a day off! You’ve decided to head out for a few quick drinks with friends and meet at a little restaurant/bar in a quiet suburb. As you try to describe to your fire and PD buddies about the culture at an event such as EMSExpo, they ask if folks wander into area bars in uniform.

Replying in the negative, they laugh and ask if folks wander into bars in uniform wearing stethoscopes.
When you glare at them they laugh and point over your shoulder to the other side of the bar.

Seated at a stool and drinking a beer is a fellow in EMS pants, a blue shirt with a large “EMT” on the back and, sure enough, a stethoscope around his neck.  The shirt shows no company or department name and he is wearing no ID you can see.

While you try to make sure you are seeing what you are seeing, your PD buddy says, “Well, are you going to say something?”

You make the call.

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