9-1-1 is to be used only in situations where an emergency situation exists or is immanent, like when a crime is committed or during a medical crisis.
Ninety-nine per cent of the people who utilize 9-1-1 are doing so within the parameters of its
The other 1% are Dumbasses.
- Many 9-1-1 calls come from people who wish to do themselves harm. On the odd occasion a call like this is a fake. That's where the marijuana comes in.
- Sometimes a Dumbass just needs a cold beer. That's when 9-1-1 comes in handy.
- One Dumbass called 9-1-1 to order a cheeseburger! NINE times!
In other words, the people who man those agencies have absolutely no sense of humor.
Today I came across a Dumbass who has a very good reason for abusing the 9-1-1 system.
Nbcnewyork.com picks up the story: "Fleurette French, 64, of Vero Beach, faces a charge of abuse of 911 after authorities responded to a a medical call on March 30.
"Ms. French called 911 for a medical issue as well as she had been drinking," the arrest affidavit said."Ms. French was in no obvious stress when EMS assessed her, she was highly intoxicated."
A firefighter/paramedic on the scene reported that she told him the real reason she called 911 was "because she was lonely," the report said.
She had also called 911 earlier that same day and four other times, authorities said.
"On each of the aforementioned dates and times, Ms. French was transported to Indian River County Medical Center as well as she was intoxicated on each instance," the affidavit said."
I now have a picture in my mind of Drunk Lonely Little Old Ladies all across The Fruited Plain getting blasted, dialing 9-1-1 looking for engaging conversation with some poor schlub at the Emergency Call Center.
All because they read this story.
Damn, now I'm hungry for a cheeseburger.
Hello, 9-1-1? I'd like to place an order to be delivered...