Milan (second day)
In these hygienically correct days the victim is not one of the blondes attending the course but a unisex polystyrene torso with a pink head, yellow rubber hair and no arms. Even the dummy lips are protected by a square of white gauze which remains stuck to the end of my nose as I straighten up. (Much laughter.)
Worse is to come. I am asked to join two others in showing how to lift an inert body. The instructor appeals to the class for anyone weighing around sixty kilos to be the body. Due to a misunderstanding, a man who is sixty years old but a lot more than sixty kilos is laid on the floor in front of us. I get the middle section. It gives a whole new meaning to bottom of the class.
Still, it’s nice to know that after two years of this I could become a fully qualified Red Cross Ambulance Driver.
Hemingway took two days.
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- Series: Hemingway Adventure
- Chapter: Milan (second day)
- Country/sea: Italy
- Place: Milan
- Book page no: 49
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