Notesfromtheuk.com never fails to crack me up.
What constitutes a crisis in Britain? Not much, if you ask some people, so periodically the ambulance/police/fire/coast guard emergency number publicizes a handful of the weirder calls they get in a—doomed, I’m sure—effort to make people get serious about this. They’re being tweeted at #ThinkBeforeYouDial!
So here we go: a quick visit to what the emergency number—999—deals with.
Someone wanted to borrow a charger for their phone’s battery.
Someone complained that the groomer had shaved their dog instead of trimming it.
Someone asked when the betting shops close.
Someone complained that McDonald’s didn’t give him a Monopoly sticker with his drink.
Someone asked, “Will I get arrested if I move my housemate’s banana?”
Yes, almost surely.
Someone said, “My TV is broken and Eastenders in about to start.”
Someone wanted the number for British Gas.
Someone’s hamster was sick.
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