There seem to be more cases of ridiculous calls to 911 operators in the news lately, such as not enough shrimp in a meal or because McDonald’s was out of Chicken McNuggets. I tend to ignore these stories, assuming that with over 300 million people in the country that a lot of truly stupid things will be done each day.
But The Bumbling Genius brought up a good point:
Latreasa Goodman is in trouble with the Ft Pierce police because she called 911 three times on March 4th because McDonald’s was out of Chicken McNuggets. At first glance this would seem outrageous, but this is one time I’m agreeing with the perp.
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Granted, this is no reason to call 911 but consider her circumstances. She was probably educated in a government school where it was drilled into her head for six hours a day for practically her entire life that the government was the solution to all her problems. Furthermore she was likely not taught anything about how government works and what to do when a huge gigantic worldwide chain store basically steals her four dollars and ninety eight cents.
These callers seem certain that dialing 911 is a perfectly logical thing to do. After all, Obama & Co. promise to solve all your problems, no questions asked!