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2012-10-08 10:42:37 AM  
You laugh, but this is the only way to get a hold of the police in some jurisdictions, including the town I grew up in. The front door was locked most of the time, and even when it was open, the person at the desk would tell you to call 911 if you needed an officer dispatched. The office is only there to provide bureaucratic responses to public inquiries. There was an emergency phone, but it was a direct line to the county 911 service, who would then get in touch with a local police officer.
 
2012-10-08 10:44:12 AM  
Really, how often have you been standing at the counter anyplace waiting for service and then someone calls and the customer service person deals with the person on the phone while you continue to stand there waiting?

It's like the caller jumped ahead of you in line.

Sometimes the phone is better than being in person.

Doesn't justify this guy being an asshat, but just sayin...
 
2012-10-08 10:44:37 AM  
He should have called 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3.
 
2012-10-08 10:45:20 AM  
The man called the number to complain that it was taking too long for his name to be called while he waited to appear in court for another municipal citation just before 5 p.m. Sept. 26.

He received a citation for the misuse of 911.


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2012-10-08 10:48:40 AM  
What was the response time?
 
2012-10-08 11:09:11 AM  

ucan'tcmee: Really, how often have you been standing at the counter anyplace waiting for service and then someone calls and the customer service person deals with the person on the phone while you continue to stand there waiting?

It's like the caller jumped ahead of you in line.

Sometimes the phone is better than being in person.

Doesn't justify this guy being an asshat, but just sayin...


If I'm standing there with money in my hand, you have NO business answering any phone until I'm rung up and on my way.

Also: if I notice a "fax or call-in line" when I'm standing in a long line at a restaurant, I call, place my order, then jump over to that always-shorter line.
 
2012-10-08 11:49:37 AM  
I got in a car accident several years ago and was transported by ambulance to the nearest hospital. Went through triage and was generally fine, so they sent me to sit in the waiting room. As I walked in, an officer walked in behind me and asked "Did someone call 911 from this waiting room??" A woman near the door said, with a hand in the air, "Yea I did, cause she's been sitting here hemorrhaging for 4 hours and no one is helping her!"

At which point I promptly turned to my parents, who were with me, and said "I'm really fine, can we go home now?"
 
2012-10-08 11:54:25 AM  

Tommy Moo: You laugh, but this is the only way to get a hold of the police in some jurisdictions, including the town I grew up in. The front door was locked most of the time, and even when it was open, the person at the desk would tell you to call 911 if you needed an officer dispatched.


Had a similar experience renewing a university library book.

Librarian: "You can't renew that at the counter"
Me: "Well how do I do it?"
L: "You need to call this number" (hands me card)
M: "Where does this number put me through to"
L: "The library"
M: "But I'm here"
L "You still need to call this number" (points to card)
I go out to the lobby area and call. The same librarian answers.
M: "I'd like to renew this book please"
L: "Sure - what book number is it?"
M: "I'll come and show you if you like"

Stupid isn't the word.
 
2012-10-08 12:00:15 PM  

stickymichael: Tommy Moo: You laugh, but this is the only way to get a hold of the police in some jurisdictions, including the town I grew up in. The front door was locked most of the time, and even when it was open, the person at the desk would tell you to call 911 if you needed an officer dispatched.

Had a similar experience renewing a university library book.

Librarian: "You can't renew that at the counter"
Me: "Well how do I do it?"
L: "You need to call this number" (hands me card)
M: "Where does this number put me through to"
L: "The library"
M: "But I'm here"
L "You still need to call this number" (points to card)
I go out to the lobby area and call. The same librarian answers.
M: "I'd like to renew this book please"
L: "Sure - what book number is it?"
M: "I'll come and show you if you like"

Stupid isn't the word.


So, did you get it renewed?
 
2012-10-08 12:56:13 PM  

Tommy Moo: You laugh, but this is the only way to get a hold of the police in some jurisdictions, including the town I grew up in. The front door was locked most of the time, and even when it was open, the person at the desk would tell you to call 911 if you needed an officer dispatched. The office is only there to provide bureaucratic responses to public inquiries. There was an emergency phone, but it was a direct line to the county 911 service, who would then get in touch with a local police officer.


Where is this?

/WNYer scratching his head over this
 
2012-10-08 01:23:02 PM  

gregory311: Tommy Moo: You laugh, but this is the only way to get a hold of the police in some jurisdictions, including the town I grew up in. The front door was locked most of the time, and even when it was open, the person at the desk would tell you to call 911 if you needed an officer dispatched. The office is only there to provide bureaucratic responses to public inquiries. There was an emergency phone, but it was a direct line to the county 911 service, who would then get in touch with a local police officer.

Where is this?

/WNYer scratching his head over this


Grew up in Lyons, Wayne County.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/15947776@N06/5625374211/lightbox/

You can actually see the emergency phone outside. The sign on the door says "Village Clerk's Office" if I remember correctly.
 
2012-10-08 01:23:39 PM  
In around 1995 I was visiting the hospital. While there in the parking lot, there was an accident, right outside the emergency drop-off. Literally, 20 yards from the building entrance. I walked in and said "there's been a bad collision outside, in your entrance" and was told "there's a payphone over there, call 911."
 
2012-10-08 02:43:50 PM  
Last Monday we saw a who.an collapse in the crosswalk in down town LA. My friends and I (I'm a certified medic) went to help & yelled to the cops across the street to call 911. They IGNORED US. So we called & blocked traffic to keep this woman from being run over. She was barely coherent. LAFD showed up, gave them what little info we got, but they knew her health issues already.... told them cops ignored us.

Then I grabbed a bullhorn and told the police exactly what I thought of them & yelled FARK THE POLICE.

Two cops who watched it happen could not bother to belp this woman. Forty plus officers and two Captains spent more than 7 hours that day chasing Occupy LA all over downtown, as it was our 1 year anniversary.It proves who they protect & serve and it isnt the people.
 
2012-10-08 05:07:19 PM  
Impatient imbecile incenses irked indicters....
 
2012-10-08 08:02:27 PM  
On another note, it sounds like this guy's ex-wife is tightening down the screws just a leetle bit tighter (FTFA):

"On Sept. 24, a woman's ex-husband in the 3200 block of West Alvina Avenue made a purchase on Xbox Live using the woman's saved credit card info. It was something he had permission to do in the past, but something the woman told police was fraudulent use of her credit card this time around. The ex-couple was advised it was a civil manner."
 
2012-10-08 08:45:53 PM  

Lizsavage: My friends and I (I'm a certified medic) went to help


Lizsavage: My friends and I (I'm a certified medic)


Lizsavage: (I'm a certified medic)


Lizsavage: certified medic


Lizsavage: certified


lh6.googleusercontent.com

Mother of God. What state still certifies...oh, California. Got it.
 
2012-10-08 11:28:25 PM  

stickymichael: Tommy Moo: You laugh, but this is the only way to get a hold of the police in some jurisdictions, including the town I grew up in. The front door was locked most of the time, and even when it was open, the person at the desk would tell you to call 911 if you needed an officer dispatched.

Had a similar experience renewing a university library book.

Librarian: "You can't renew that at the counter"
Me: "Well how do I do it?"
L: "You need to call this number" (hands me card)
M: "Where does this number put me through to"
L: "The library"
M: "But I'm here"
L "You still need to call this number" (points to card)
I go out to the lobby area and call. The same librarian answers.
M: "I'd like to renew this book please"
L: "Sure - what book number is it?"
M: "I'll come and show you if you like"

Stupid isn't the word.


What sort of counter are we talking about?
 
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