Thursday, May 28, 2009

Police sirens vs. ambulance sirens

There are other parts of more substance to this longish Q&A with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, but something about this exchange stood out to me:
Q: By the way, I hear sirens in the background.

A: Yeah, but if you get to be a mayor in a big city, you’ll be able to distinguish between police sirens and ambulance sirens. When I hear an ambulance siren -- unfortunately -- this sounds so morbid, but you always send up a prayer because you know they’re either rushing to pick somebody up or taking somebody to the hospital. For police sirens, you check your BlackBerry real quick, to make sure nothing serious is happening. That was an ambulance siren.

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