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What's your emergency?

Post by Kitkat on Thu 28 Dec 2017, 14:06

Stubborn cat and wrong haircut among 999 calls to police
A man seeking a supermarket's opening hours and a woman concerned about her mother's haircut were among recent 999 calls to a police force.

West Yorkshire Police receives more than 1.5m calls a year, with people asked to think twice about calling the number following a rise in inappropriate, hoax or accidental calls.

These reported calls are neither hoax nor accidental; just unbelievably ridiculous reasons for dialling 999. facepalm
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Re: What's your emergency?

Post by Whiskers on Fri 29 Dec 2017, 20:23

No   annoyed   taking up time from the real emergencies. angry   Don't these people realize that someone could be dying somewhere while they are taking up the phone line wasting the emergency services time.
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Post by Whiskers on Wed 24 Jan 2018, 10:36

some more here    surprised
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-derbyshire-42788584/woman-calls-999-over-broken-eggs-in-fridge

Woman calls 999 over broken eggs in fridge
A woman called 999 for advice on storing a cracked egg in her fridge.
East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) said it was just one of several inappropriate calls they had received in the last six months.
Other examples included a caller who complained of suffering with toothache and another who wanted their breakfast making.
Last month, EMAS received almost 60,000 emergency 999 calls - a small proportion of which were deemed inappropriate.
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Re: What's your emergency?

Post by mac on Wed 24 Jan 2018, 18:20

Yuh gotta wonder about the emotional/psychological state of individuals who make these crank calls, right through from the booze and drug addled imbeciles through to the emotionally-struggling who are desperate for social contact.

Is society failing?  Are these categories of social misfits we've never had in the past, the product of modern-day broken social, familial and economic values?

Or are the cranks just a##eholes with you-know-what for brains?  thumbdown
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Re: What's your emergency?

Post by Whiskers on Sat 27 Jan 2018, 13:09

I think the people who do these things have always been around, we just hear more about it now through tweets and the like.  In fact social media probably makes it easier now for people to do such things with everyone including kids having instant access to phones etc.


through to the emotionally-struggling who are desperate for social contact.
I do think that is a big part of it.  A bit like the people who confess to crimes that they haven't committed, or those suffering from Munchausen syndrome.  Attention seekers, although not always deliberate, some simply cant help themselves.  Its the society that we live in, not everyone fits into the conventional pattern and can all too easily find themselves isolated.  In some cases it might just be a desperate cry for help just to let people know they exist, and they dont know where else to turn.

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