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Vickster
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 3:18:00 PM
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1. Oriental male feeding pigeons
2. Woman sitting next to me sprayed her hair with hairspray and it got in my face.
3. The train's horn (at a crossing) woke me up.
4. Alien's abducted my daughter
5. Asian spies planting cameras
6. I lost my knit hat

911 in an emergency line... what are people thinking??? d'oh!
rluna
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 3:26:35 PM
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Keeps work interesting. :)
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 3:29:28 PM

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Vickster wrote:

4. Alien's abducted my daughter
5. Asian spies planting cameras


Did you have one of "those" days?

But aren't these such situations when one REALLY ought to call 112?
(My sons think their father is an alien. My neighbour is doing something in his back yard every evening and I think he's North Korean ;-)
JPK
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 3:42:48 PM
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Vickster wrote:
6. I lost my knit hat

911 in an emergency line... what are people thinking??? d'oh!


But losing your hat IS an emergency! And so is stolen pie. Angel
Epiphileon
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 4:05:30 PM

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville police say Reginald Peterson needs to learn that 911 is not the appropriate place to complain that Subway left the sauce off a spicy Italian sandwich.
2thescream
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 4:28:21 PM
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YouTube...Stoned Cop Calls 911
uuaschbaer
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 4:58:55 PM

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Vickster wrote:
1. Oriental male feeding pigeons
2. Woman sitting next to me sprayed her hair with hairspray and it got in my face.
3. The train's horn (at a crossing) woke me up.
4. Alien's abducted my daughter
5. Asian spies planting cameras
6. I lost my knit hat

911 in an emergency line... what are people thinking??? d'oh!


You don't really like your daughter then? Well, who am I to judge? I don't much like my cat. :]
bturpin
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 5:02:15 PM
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I cant tell you how many calls we get concerning the complaintant can not get their 10 year old under control...we are not babysitters althought many people think we are. Ohhhh and my favorite "911 whats the address of your emergency?" "yeah umm whats your non emergency number"....
Discombobulated
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 5:13:04 PM
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Oh Vickster I'm sure you must have many wonderful tales regarding the public and their ability to be hilariously stupid. In my area (and I presume the whole country), 999 is for emergencies only; but you can call the local station for other "not so emergency" emergencies ... such as loosing a knit hat and hoping some kindly chap handed it in
Epiphileon
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 5:13:25 PM

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I put this on full screen so I could read the transcript, I know mail carriers will go through rain, or snow, or sleet, or hail, but this more mailman could never have expected this, and just a few days before Christmas.
Going postal?

Warning you may find yourself stuck on you tube.
Discombobulated
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 5:26:37 PM
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Too right about giving us a warning Epi, I couldn't help but listen to more! That police woman in the Burger King one was so funny!
Vickster
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 5:29:16 PM
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omg... I am in tears...I am laughing so hard!!! Those are great!!!
Vickster
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 5:33:28 PM
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and what's worse is that the pizza delivery guy just came while I'm crying and laughing... he must think I'm absolutely NUTS~~ Anxious
bturpin
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 5:34:50 PM
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Vickster wrote:
and what's worse is that the pizza delivery guy just came while I'm crying and laughing... he must think I'm absolutely NUTS~~ Anxious


you have to be to put up with what we do lol. They dont give us internet at work. Im fortunate enough to be able to get on here.
Epiphileon
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 5:53:39 PM

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Vickster wrote:
and what's worse is that the pizza delivery guy just came while I'm crying and laughing... he must think I'm absolutely NUTS~~ Anxious

Glad to be of service ma'am.
BTW I was afraid I was getting cyanotic, I was laughing so hard
Yorker
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 7:49:45 PM
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Time wasters are everywhere, eight out of 10 calls to the emergency 999 service of the South Yorkshire Police are non emergency.

Here's a few weird ones:

1. My hamster's got out its cage and is in the floorboards
2. My rabbit doesn't have floppy ears
3. I've just been splashed by a car
4. I'd like to order a taxi
5. I need help with a crossword
6. My mobile phone's run out of credit
bturpin
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 8:45:44 PM
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i know people only mean good when this happens but we just had a large grass fire along an interstate and I honestly believe everyone driving by it called us...good samaritans I know but, I'm the one who sees it and thinks...eh im sure someone else has called
Babezy
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 9:07:43 PM
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These were all so funny! People are apparently crazy everywhere.

If I can add on a similar topic, here are some things people have called and asked to sue about:
--My daughter bought a house and then found out it was haunted.
--My eyes were fine when I started with the company at age 21; now I'm 62 and I need glasses.
--The price listed in the newspaper ad was off by a dime.
--People are spying on me through my TV set.
--I'm getting radio transmissions through the fillings in my back teeth.
excaelis
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 9:08:02 PM

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Mark Forbus. Maccy D's is out of chicken nuggets. I'm late for a meeting, could you send me a helicopter. Malthus had a point.
HWNN1961
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 11:24:35 PM
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There was an instance of a woman calling 9-11 because the drive-through got her order wrong.

I wish I were kidding.

Didn't she heed Joe Pescis' (spelling) advice:

"They F**k you at the drive-through....they know you'll be MILES away before you realize you've been f**ked!!".
TYSON
Posted: Saturday, October 2, 2010 4:05:23 AM
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There was one here in australia about a year ago where a guy (possibly drunk) had called emergency "000" claiming he'd been raped by a wombat. I think he was charged with making false call.
Romany
Posted: Saturday, October 2, 2010 11:10:28 PM
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Sheesh! Those bloody wombats are gonna take over the country. Did you read about that bloke that got attacked - and dragged to the ground - by a wombat recently? Poor man! But, had I been him, perhaps I would have called the wombat a feral dog or a deadly drop bear or something: imagine trying to get sympathy when you've been attacked by a wombat!!

While I was in Ningbo (China) the local cop-shop got a call from one of our students at 2.00am who rang to complain that his girl-friends feet were cold and she was keeping him awake by resting them on him!
excaelis
Posted: Saturday, October 2, 2010 11:21:51 PM

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That's the great thing about wombats; nice warm feet in bed.


So I'm told.
blue2
Posted: Sunday, October 3, 2010 4:02:26 AM

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They look pretty darn cold to me. Whistle



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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, October 3, 2010 6:27:26 AM

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"Horny Hedgehogs Spark Police Callout" Der Spigel, 07/25/2007.

I have noticed some similar kind of behaviour among our back yard's shameless mammals.
Tovarish
Posted: Sunday, October 3, 2010 7:18:01 AM
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I have to share this with our International TFD users.

There is a sub-culture of Australian males that are called Wombats.

WOMBATS = eats roots and leaves.
Epiphileon
Posted: Sunday, October 3, 2010 9:14:26 AM

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Wait! where are its wings!?!?!?!
Atiya
Posted: Sunday, October 3, 2010 11:24:10 PM
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few more,
Don't Call 911 To Ask A Cop On A Date
"I just thought he was cute. I'm 45 years old, and I'd like to meet him again. But I don't know how to go about doing that."

Don't Call 911 Because You Are Lost
"I can't find the movie theater and the movie starts in 5 minutes... I know, I'll call 911. It's an emergency."

srirr
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 12:15:03 AM

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While on a routine stroll, a police officer was interrupted by a little girl about six years old. Looking up and down at his uniform, she asked, "Are you a cop?"
"Yes," he replied.
"My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?"
"Yes, that's right," expecting some trouble he told her.
"Well, then," she said as she extended her foot towards the officer, "would you please tie my shoe?"

Romany
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 12:43:24 AM
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Blue - Ah! The devilish wombat may look like a cold fish (well, apart from the hair and legs), but when those bad boys get to raping and pillaging and pulling grown men to the ground, they get all hot and bothered, believe me.

PS For anyone who doesn't know: the wombat is about the size of a Badger. Or a very large domestic cat.
gradyone
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 2:13:57 AM

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Young woman to 911 operator: Would you call my cellphone so I can find it?

Operator: Whose phone are you using now?

YW: My friend's.

Operator: Did you think of having your friend call your phone, instead of you calling 911.

YW: Oh, no. Thanks for the idea.
MiTziGo
Posted: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 12:45:43 PM
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So, I unfortunately couldn't find the full length version of this phone call (it goes on for some time and only gets better as it goes), but Vickster, you might get a kick out of this 911 call.
memphis jailer
Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2010 8:03:06 PM
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a few of the better 911 calls are (by subject)- woman calls 911 because her kid is out of control and dispatch ask "what you you like for us to do maam, shoot her?" that is a classic, another woman calls 911 to report a drunk driver .... herself!, and yet another woman calls 911 because mcdonalds got her order wrong "ok maam did you ask to speak to the manager? she said she are the manager" lol, but the topper is the drunk guy that calls 911 and ask for a ride to the liquor store saying that the sheriff said it was ok lol
early_apex
Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 8:07:59 AM
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Apple Blossom
Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:05:30 AM
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Epiphileon wrote:
Vickster wrote:
and what's worse is that the pizza delivery guy just came while I'm crying and laughing... he must think I'm absolutely NUTS~~ Anxious

Glad to be of service ma'am.
BTW I was afraid I was getting cyanotic, I was laughing so hard


Sounds like a good reason to call 911.
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