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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!
As I’m sure you have ascertained by now, these are all exceedingly good reasons to disrupt
emergency police, fire and EMS calls. That is unless your are the police, fire department or ambulance service. Those guys tend to take a dimmer view of such shenanigans than does your run of the mill Dumbass.
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.