Connecting in a fog of anonymity

Do you ever feel like some members of the public don't see past your ambulance or your uniform? Like they can't see the person that you are, just working hard to do your job and live your life? When I hear stories of rude notes being left on ambulances or of people working in emergency services being mistreated, my initial reaction is to feel appalled that they don't appreciate the work you're doing to save lives in every community despite what a tough job you have. Then I get to thinking how ridulous people can be, and whether they have managed to somehow disconnect from the fact that you are actual people behind those uniforms and in the ambulances flying by us with sirens blaring.

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