And so people called 911, flooding the lines and potentially making someone who had a legitimate emergency get a busy signal.
It's not just because I used to work there that I wonder why people call 911 for everything. I could tell you thousands of times people called for directions to a house for sale that they couldn't find...to find out who was Andrew Johnson's vice president (no one) or to report hearing a lot of sirens in their area...to ask if schools were closed because of the 1/16th inch of snow on the grass...
And then there would always be someone at the scene of a big crash who would call 911 to report it, and you could hear the sirens of arriving emergency vehicles as soon as the phone was answered, and you wonder, if you're there, and you hear sirens, don't you figure someone already called?
|Look! Up in the sky!|
So remember, call 911 when you want police, fire or EMS assistance. On earth.