For whom the siren sounds

A TV appearance for a parliamentarian is like pissing: when you’ve got to go you’ve got to go. They can’t stop themselves. The AN senator Gustavo Selva had to comment on the jubilant demonstrations for the arrival of the Atlantic Emperor Giorgio Bush. Selva is more than 80 years old, the age of big nappies. Rome’s traffic blocked him. No taxi, no blue car available.
He pretended he was ill. He asked for an ambulance. With the siren he cut through the police cordons. He arrived just in time for the programme at the La7 studio.
Like a gentleman he excused himself on live TV: “I apologise for being late, I was in the square in front of the parliament. Today the cars can’t get there. In the end I took an ambulance….” “An old trick used by journalists”.
And unfortunately the ambulances in the capital are what they are, perhaps driven by volunteers… “Shameful”, Selva said in fact, “I waited 35 minutes before the ambulance brought me to my destination. I will complain to the Prefect and the police chief: in this city one can even die….”
I propose an alteration to the 118 service. If Selva calls, then instead of using an ambulance, take him to the hospital in a horse-drawn funeral carriage. The citizens would help him on his journey, with songs and joyous dances. And encouraging gestures.
And then, though no one would want it , if Gustavo were to go up to heaven on the carriage stuck in traffic, they’d need a small deviation to take him to the nearest cemetery. And to finish up a great talk show live in via Nogaro, at La7, about the morethanmature disappearance of the senator.

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And how did he explain to doctors that he didn't need their care and wanted to get to TV studio in time?

Posted by: Ambulance Nurse | October 12, 2007 05:38 PM


When you talk about political parties, in the translated version you should specify what AN (or DS or FI or the other millions of parties we have in Italy) is standing for ;)

Posted by: Claudio Santori | June 16, 2007 09:38 AM


I'ts becomig more and more like a Third World country.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | June 13, 2007 02:04 PM


These people have no shame or any sense of what a res publica is about. I pity them.

Posted by: Marco Schnabl | June 13, 2007 01:24 PM


These people have no shame or any sense of what a res publica is about. I pity them.

Posted by: Marco Schnabl | June 13, 2007 01:24 PM


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