Well, I think I’ve heard everything now. This woman thought that 911 is a dating service along the lines of other 900 numbers or something and called looking for love.
“He’s the cutest cop I’ve seen in a long time. I just want to know his name,” Dudash told the dispatcher. “Heck, it doesn’t come very often a good man comes to your doorstep.”
After listening to some more, followed by a bit of silence, the dispatcher asked again why Dudash needed the deputy to return.
“Honey, I’m just going to be honest with you, OK? I just thought he was cute. I’m 45 years old and I’d just like to meet him again, but I don’t know how to go about doing that without calling 911,” she said.
“I know this is absolutely not in any way, shape or form an emergency, but if you would give the officer my phone number and ask him to come back, would you mind?”
The deputy did return, and when he found no emergency, he arrested the woman on abusing an emergency service. This reminds me of the woman that called 911 because the wait was too long or the food wasn’t of good quality.
People have no idea what an emergency is, because they constantly believe that these systems exist to serve them– just like every other service out there. Everything in their life is an emergency, and they are more important than every one else.