Monday, 15 September 2008

In An Emergency ......

dial 999.

 

But what is an emergency?

According to Central Scotland police not very much sometimes.  They report:

"In one case a male caller dialled and reported being splashed by a car as it went through a puddle of water as he walked along a pavement.  That call came moments after a female caller made an identical claim. When she was advised that it was not appropriate to call 999 for such in incident, the call handler was verbally abused."

and

"...a woman called 999 to report to police that the rabbit she had bought in response to a newspaper advert did not have floppy ears, as had been advertised."

and

"A third caller dialled the emergency number to ask for the postcode of Grangemouth police station."

and

"A male dialled to report that not enough people were visiting his blog."

Sorry.  I couldn't resist making up the last one but the first three are genuine 999 calls which should NEVER have been made.

I wonder sometimes ...........

4 comments:

  1. You should read Random Acts of Reality, the famous blogger who is an EMT in London. His tales of inappropriate calls for ambulances are astounding.

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  2. Sometimes I despair of the human race!

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  3. People are very peculiar. I also read about a man who lopped off his hand accidentally and not wanting to bother the Ambulance service instead drove himself 17 miles over a hill to knock up his GP..

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  4. People just don't think, where is their common sense?

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