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