when you dial 999 , is it usually the same old 'idiot' answering your call ?
i had a false alarm recently, apparently thought I was being burgled around 2am while I slept downstairs heh (it turns out it was someone fixing up a sandwich in the kitchen...yeah go ahead laugh, if it makes you feel better) lets just say that had it not been a false alarm, the burglers would have entered whilst the idiot on the other end would have quizzed me about every mundane little detail surrounding 'my circumstances' and what have you. I don't give a flying f@#! about being open and direct about issues like this, I speak the truth. poltical correctness-ism can take it up the butth0le for all i care, there was indeed an idiot who recieved my 999 call, who potentially could have cost me my peace of mind and maybe more. The tone of that individuals voice seemed to indicate they hated their job and got off on p1ssing ppl off in emergency scenarios. have you ever dialed 999 and had an idiot on the recieving end answer your call ??
Asked By: king_of_mercia_(aka darkness) - 11/16/2008
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OK! My sister answers 999 calls for West Yorkshire Police. Obviously for certain reasons, calls are recorded and reviewed on a regular basis... More
Answered By: The OB King - 11/16/2008
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are you referring to 911?
Answered By: Franklin P - 11/16/2008
That's not the emergency line for me
Answered By: Paradise C - 11/16/2008
no, cos call goes to my country india, there are many diff ppl working there, they will try to give you headache so u don't call them again so saveing governemnt many money!
Answered By: anil hero - 11/16/2008
999 in uk for emergency services
Answered By: darl - 11/16/2008
ohh yesss and it is sooooo anoyying p155es me right off!
Answered By: Bridie44 - 11/16/2008
no they were really helpful, but unfortunately it still didn't help save my fathers life and by the time they arrived it was to late
Answered By: *Nikki* - 11/16/2008
911 in the US, but yes, many times. Which is why, when I'm in NYC, I don't use the emergency number - theyspeak a foreign language, Stupidese... More
Answered By: Colanth - 11/16/2008
If you're phoning 999 a lot then for ***'s sake MOVE!
Answered By: Iain C - 11/16/2008
99 handlers get pissed off with idiots waisting valuable time I have only had to call them twice and they have always been Professional in their handling of the call next time think before you call
Answered By: concede - 11/16/2008
No they were very helpful and stayed on the phone until the Police arrived.
Answered By: joan k - 11/16/2008
No as when ever I have had to call an ambulance for my Mother, they ask me a dozen routine questions but at the same time reassure me that the ambulance is on it's way and that the questions being asked of me will not delay the process of them arriving at all.
Answered By: Lynzeigh - 11/16/2008
What most callers don't realise is that they don't take your call then dispatch the service required when they have all the details.The operator gets the address and immediately sends a log to the dispatcher so a unit can be sent whilst further details can be obtained for the benefit of the attending personnel.Often... More
Answered By: frankturk50 - 11/16/2008
I have dialled 999 three times and yes the are quite slow and pedantic, with good reason. It is a case of hurry slowly particularly with a person who is rightly or wrongly afraid. Full details are needed to prevent a waste of time in driving to the incorrect location by the incorrect emergency service which in itself... More
Answered By: Scouse - 11/17/2008
As you have been told, although the operator is taking your details, the emergency is already being dealt with. If they didn't received hoax calls then perhaps there would be no need for you to give so many details. Also, are you aware that there are many other 999 calls happening at the same time as yours... More
Answered By: Boudicca - 11/17/2008
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