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Luckily, I have never been subjected to a situation where I had to make a 911 call. Well, in such cases, I usually prepare my calls beforehand and so I never got caught off guard.
My anxiety is already kicking in, by just the mere thought of it. Well, some of the people don't really think before making a 911 call. However, they don't understand how serious 911 operators take their jobs.
Here are few of the stories of 911 operators you should definitely read.
A young woman called 911 and told them that her legs were turning blue and later it came out that she wore a new pair of blue jeans which made her legs like that.
A mother called 911 and related that her child got poisoned. When the people from 911 reached there, they found that the boy swallowed a chewing gum and he was looking at them to say, 'I am sorry, my mother is crazy.'
A guy called 911 while walking towards 7-11 and swore that his roommates were transforming into giant crabs. As it turned out he was tripping balls.
An old woman called them and said that the 2 boys in blue were trying to break into her house and it was found later, they were from Gas Company reading her gas meter.
A boyfriend called in 911 and she had a conversation with her BF:
"BF: I'd like to call and report a fire. [We live in a fire prone area and it was the season.
"911: Can you be more specific?
"BF: Yes, Oh god, it's getting bigger!
"911: Stay calm sir, we're sending somebody out.
"BF: It's getting bigger! Oh god! Oh...oh, wait...
"BF: I am So sorry...I'm not usually out this time of night, I just got off work late...that's, that's the sun... there is no fire, that's just the sun rising. Never mind. I'm really embarrassed...
"911: That's fine, Sir. I will cancel the call, thank you for calling."
A 911 operator got a call from a girl who was panicking and serious saying that there was a squirrel on the top of the telephone pole. Oh, God!
911 got a call from a drunk person reporting that he was being harassed but actually he was being arrested by police officers for throwing pizza at people.
A person called 911 when he was a small child to report that his aunt was having a small baby at the hospital. Innocent kids!
Well, a man called 911 and reported him that he had an itchy belly.
A guy had a microwave in his house provided by the landlord, one day he didn't find it and called a 911 dispatcher. The conversation went like:
"Dispatcher: 'So... you called 911 because a microwave you don't even own is missing? Did you ask your landlord if he took it?'
"Guy: 'Uh, no.'
"Dispatcher: 'Well, that's not an emergency, sir.
"Guy: 'But I'm really hungry.'"
"Caller: A deer just swam across the river behind my house.
"Caller: Well I am worried it might be cold.
"911: Well there is nothing we can do about a deer being cold. Didn't it run off after swimming the river?
"911: Well ma'am it's a wild animal and I'd guess it's going to be fine.
An old lady gave her husband viagra without telling him and he had the longest erection. The lady thought that he might have a heart attack and so called 911. When the husband was taken to the hospital, he was found safe and in fact, he was laughing and cracking jokes on the whole incidence.