The A – Team

The emergency contact is an interesting thing. I understand the need for it. You are somewhere where something could happen and for liability they want to know who to contact, other than 911 that is if they are allowed to do that. Do you have just one contact you always use? Is it situational? For each place you go do you actually think about who you want to list down as the contact choice? I have a hard time coming up with one sometimes.

You decide you want to go rock climbing. They need you to fill out the waiver form and lo and behold they want to know who to contact if there is an emergency. Now the dilemma begins. You aren’t married or with someone significant enough yet. No family around. Do you pick a friend? Like a reference on an application do you need to contact your friend first for permission to list them? Do they even want to be listed? What if you are a recluse and have no friends or really anyone that you could list. Maybe I’m the only one that can agonize over something that should be simple. This isn’t a living will or power of attorney I understand.

I understand kids have their parents as the emergency contact. The parent is legally responsible for them and bills at the hospital and so forth if they happen.

Maybe this is one of those times when you just want to fall back to an “I want my mommy” moment, someone that you can hopefully rely on to get you clear from whatever situation you’re in.

Things to ponder.

-Santa’s Fallen Angel

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