So who is the Walking Plaster Dispenser? Well, I’m a volunteer First Aider, working with a well-known First Aid charity to help out random people I’ve never met before (or, more usually, when) they hurt themselves. This typically involves picking drunk students (or people old enough to know better) up off the floor and making sure they get home okay, while trying not to get too angry, or breath to deeply in their presence, or get vomited on (again…).
I’m now also a Youth Leader for the Organization. This means I try to teach 10-18 year-olds First Aid skills, amongst other things. I also routinely look after them at events, and try to persuade them and my patients that they are perfectly capable to treating people without injuring them.
In my spare time, I am also a student myself, though, being tee-total (a dying breed, I sometimes think) I don’t normally need to get picked up of the floor or vomit on people. At the moment, I’m at Uni, and slowly losing faith in my course, my lecturers, and my desire to be an engineer. Oh yeah, and I’m trying to work up the courage to get something done about my depression.