Nicole has posted audio of a telephone conversation with Sheriff Pate. As you read this, keep in mind a few things.
First, it’s hard to hear what Pate says. She talks over him, and then Joe jumps into the conversation, and they both talk over him. His audio is not as loud and even when I turn it way up, I still can’t understand much of it.
Second, this audio clearly is not from the beginning, nor does it end at the end. This is the middle. We have no idea what is missing.
I’ve been there. Joe recorded us on the road and conveniently left out the part about the beer, and then lied to Nicole (I guess) and said he never had any beer.
So don’t take this as any sort of proof of anything at all, although what she thinks it’s supposed to prove is beyond me. That Sheriff Pate is reluctant to deal with these lunatics is quite understandable, and as always, he is patient and never gets testy.
Here you go.
NICOLE: So she’s thinking these things while he’s giving information.
PATE: There’s been a lot of things on that (unclear) need to tell her.
NICOLE: Well, that’s fine, but she needs to stop. . . um driving by my house, swearing at my family, making false. . .
NICOLE: I am, but he tells me, I have an email saying that I have to talk to you about it. He says, you need to take that up with the sheriff. The sheriff says I need to take it to you. So, I mean, Bradley Butler told me, I need to take it to you. So then what do I do? You tell me to take it to him, he
PATE: I will tell you. . .
NICOLE: They say it’s up to you.
PATE: that basically the state police need to . . . (unclear)
NICOLE: The state police. . .
PATE: . . .but you all have not been
NICOLE: Well, I understand that. I understand your position but
PATE: . . . pleased with our services
NICOLE: Well, that is. . .
JOE: that is irrelevant
PATE: have a responsibility, but I think you ought to contact the state police if you have a. . .
NICOLE: Right, which we do and they tell us that they can’t do anything, that it’s up to the, the sheriff’s office
JOE: We’ve recorded all the conversations and that’s what they’ve told us. . .
NICOLE: That’s what they’ve said
JOE: that it’s up to you – you’re the highest , they have certain things like murder, stuff like that.
NICOLE: But they say that every time I call, they say to call, to call the sheriff’s office, call the sheriff’s office, and I have, I have taken, and I’ve taken it to, and I’ve taken it to the county
PATE: . . . if it’s an emergency situation
JOE: Well, emergency situations like that we can address ourselves
NICOLE: Linda told them that Q pulled a gun on her
So, Joe is gonna “address emergency situations” himself. Or he and Q? Or he and Jacob and Q? Or what about he and Jacob and Q and the daughter who is such a crack shot? Is that what he means? I suspect it is.
But beyond that, I think Nicole is wanting to show us that Pate really did say that the Nauglers were not pleased with Pate’s service.
You know, I worked in hospitals for years. I worked in a same-day surgery, running the recovery room, for a long time. I worked in ICU. I worked occasionally in the ER.
I had patients who were coming out of anesthesia and were off their rockers. I’ve had patients who were deathly ill or drugged out of their minds and had no idea where they were or what was going on. I’m not talking about these folks. They received the best care I could possibly give them. I kept them as safe as I possibly could even if that meant restraining them.
But occasionally, we’d get a patient who was just an asshole. Complete and total asshole. Unreasonable. Demanding. Complaining. Total pain in the ass. The kind of patient who said “Do you know who I am?” or “I have rights.”
And we took care of Asshole Patient. We gave Asshole Patient all the same care that Nice Patient got. Nobody got cheated. Asshole Patient got what he paid for.
Except that it was slower. Not detrimental-to-his-health slower, but gee-I-have-to-go-to-the-bathroom-right-now slower. He got his pain meds, but Nice Patient got his faster and with a smile and a joke and some small talk. Asshole Patient got his when we jolly well got around to it and we said nothing or as little as possible. Nice Patient undoubtedly had a better experience than Asshole did.
In addition, when it came to some injections, and some IVs, we got to pick the size of the needle we used. When it came to catheters in bladders, we got to pick the size we thought was needed as well. We also removed stitches, and that can be done the more-or-less painless way, or it can be done, well, not so painlessly. Ditto when it comes to removing adhesive tape, or turning a patient in bed.
Remember that when you’re tempted to be Asshole Patient.
And Nicole and Joe Naugler are quite definitely Asshole Patients.