Thursday, December 24, 2009

What's The 411 On 911?

On Drudge the other day, there were at least two stories (apparently, a slow news cycle) where someone used the emergency call number 911 to report a non-emergency. Doing a quick search on Google, I came up with at least a dozen similar stories about 911 on a variety of topics:

- woman calls 911 three times over Chicken McNuggets
- woman calls 911 to get her burger made correctly
- woman calls 911 to report that her daughter is better at oral sex (I didn't make that up)
- woman calls 911 because boyfriend won't marry her
- woman calls 911 over lack of shrimp in her shrimp fried rice
- woman calls 911 to ask for a "cutie pie" officer to escort her home

And lest you think men are immune from this stupidity:

- man calls 911 after Subway left sauce off of sandwich
- man calls 911 and asks for sex
- man calls 911 for escort to Lil Wayne concert
- man calls 911 to report his marijuana stolen
- man calls 911 to complain over Wendy's menu prices
- man calls 911 to protest missing juice box from drive-thru order

I can't figure out if this is more a damning indictment of the dumbing down of our society or our sheer laziness (or both).

At the very least, its a clarion call for some sort of national fast food complaint reform.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm...some of those may have occurred in Waukegan.

Smoothfur said...

And you people thought I was exaggerating about the dumbing down of America. :)

But looking at the bright side we have gone so low that we have nowhere to go but up.

Sally said...

I don't think we can take any more 'reform.'

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