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(CBS Boston)   911 is not the appropriate number to call to get assistance ordering Chinese food   (boston.cbslocal.com) divider line 46
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2013-03-30 08:31:45 PM  
911 is for emergencies.  When I'm hungry it's an emergency.  Thus it's ok to call 911.

QED.
 
2013-03-30 08:48:10 PM  
It's an emergency when you're ordering from somewhere that doesn't have forks and all they give you are those Goddamned  chopsticks.

Really, why do civilized westerners who otherwise use forks and spoons for everything else suddenly decide to use two sticks when they order Chinese? For eating rice, no less. But I digress.
 
2013-03-30 09:23:56 PM  
No, I said nine wontons!

Remind me to never say I want a Brazilian churrasco.
 
2013-03-30 10:23:52 PM  
Uh... oops

/just cancel my order, please
//sorry
 
2013-03-30 10:37:34 PM  
But I can still call if I need a ride, right?
 
2013-03-30 10:55:16 PM  

Mugato: It's an emergency when you're ordering from somewhere that doesn't have forks and all they give you are those Goddamned  chopsticks.

Really, why do civilized westerners who otherwise use forks and spoons for everything else suddenly decide to use two sticks when they order Chinese? For eating rice, no less. But I digress.


Because they're hip
 
2013-03-30 11:00:14 PM  

Mugato: Really, why do civilized westerners who otherwise use forks and spoons for everything else suddenly decide to use two sticks when they order Chinese? For eating rice, no less. But I digress.


Because sometimes tweezers work better than a spear or a shovel.
 
2013-03-30 11:16:08 PM  
The bigger problem with calling 911 to order Chinese food?

Two hours later you've got to call again.

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2013-03-30 11:16:47 PM  
Why did it take two weeks to arrest her?
 
2013-03-30 11:17:58 PM  
At the Chinese food restaurant near me, 911 is the duck platter with pork fried rice and a choice one one of the sides.
 
2013-03-30 11:18:09 PM  
How about Arabic food?
 
2013-03-30 11:18:36 PM  
I called 9/11 to report that 911 was an inside job.
 
2013-03-30 11:22:33 PM  
but it's still okay for Italian and Thai, right?
 
2013-03-30 11:25:56 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Why did it take two weeks to arrest her?


'cause 911 is a joke in her town.
 
2013-03-30 11:28:04 PM  

Mugato: It's an emergency when you're ordering from somewhere that doesn't have forks and all they give you are those Goddamned  chopsticks.

Really, why do civilized westerners who otherwise use forks and spoons for everything else suddenly decide to use two sticks when they order Chinese? For eating rice, no less. But I digress.


There's a Thai restaurant near me that has a sign: Don't ask for chopsticks, we're Thai not Chinese.
 
2013-03-30 11:30:26 PM  
Ned Beatty has grown his hair, I see.
 
2013-03-30 11:30:55 PM  
I am quite curious what kind of help she expected or needed.  "I can't read the menu because I spilled Jim Beam all over it and can't pronounce general Tsao."?
 
2013-03-30 11:32:39 PM  
I know I've said this in other threads, but this raises the question of whether it is ever a person's fault for calling 911. I guess there are instances where there is just a deviousness that could be curbed with more self control. But in most cases it seems to me, a person would either have an emergency or would call 911 because of altered mental status and ask for something like help with ordering Chinese food.

I mean looking at that woman, do you really think she called 911 to get her jollies off? I think she was probably in a confused state. I love (not really) how the media always picks up on the weird things apparently mentally ill people say and report that as the headline rather than the bigger story that the content of what someone says in a disorganized mental state is pretty meaningless compared to the fact that a person was in a disorganized mental state in need of help. Although, in this case, I guess the people who responded to the call must have concluded she was in her right mind and needed to go to jail.

But that goes back to my question: can you really be in a right state of mind and call 911 for help with ordering Chinese food? That seems like one of those things where you're kind of inherently innocent because while what you were asking for wasn't a reasonable request of 911's services, the fact that you called them was a presenting symptom of needing help.
 
2013-03-30 11:35:37 PM  
How about ordering donuts?
 
2013-03-30 11:38:25 PM  
This is what happens when you call me instead of the chinese restaurant down the street, you hungry, dyslexic ghetto dwellers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLRxdphbZJQ
 
2013-03-30 11:39:51 PM  

swingerofbirches: I know I've said this in other threads, but this raises the question of whether it is ever a person's fault for calling 911. I guess there are instances where there is just a deviousness that could be curbed with more self control. But in most cases it seems to me, a person would either have an emergency or would call 911 because of altered mental status and ask for something like help with ordering Chinese food.

I mean looking at that woman, do you really think she called 911 to get her jollies off? I think she was probably in a confused state. I love (not really) how the media always picks up on the weird things apparently mentally ill people say and report that as the headline rather than the bigger story that the content of what someone says in a disorganized mental state is pretty meaningless compared to the fact that a person was in a disorganized mental state in need of help. Although, in this case, I guess the people who responded to the call must have concluded she was in her right mind and needed to go to jail.

But that goes back to my question: can you really be in a right state of mind and call 911 for help with ordering Chinese food? That seems like one of those things where you're kind of inherently innocent because while what you were asking for wasn't a reasonable request of 911's services, the fact that you called them was a presenting symptom of needing help.


By that logic almost anyone who commits murder is innocent because even if only temporarily, you aren't in your right mind when you do that.  Same goes for most all crimes.
 
2013-03-30 11:43:58 PM  
911 is for after you've eaten it.
 
2013-03-30 11:45:45 PM  

Phoenix_M: There's a Thai restaurant near me that has a sign: Don't ask for chopsticks, we're Thai not Chinese.


As long as they keep giving me those delicious fortune cookies, I don't care.
 
2013-03-30 11:45:55 PM  
Something something fire drill.
 
2013-03-30 11:47:04 PM  
blog.chron.com
www.moviefancentral.com
 
2013-03-30 11:49:04 PM  
But if some big guy at your Chinese buffett four hour and he don't go! He scare your wife! Then can call!
 
2013-03-30 11:51:07 PM  

Mugato: Really, why do civilized westerners who otherwise use forks and spoons for everything else suddenly decide to use two sticks when they order Chinese? For eating rice, no less. But I digress.


Especially for dishes that Chinese never use chopsticks on. Like fried rice.
 
2013-03-30 11:52:00 PM  

0Icky0: Mugato: Really, why do civilized westerners who otherwise use forks and spoons for everything else suddenly decide to use two sticks when they order Chinese? For eating rice, no less. But I digress.

Especially for dishes that Chinese never use chopsticks on. Like fried rice.


For that they use their hand...but never their left hand.
 
2013-03-30 11:54:41 PM  
Look, maybe she'd never eaten Chinese food before and had no idea what to order? I mean, if I were confronted with, say, a Laplandish or Khazakstani menu, I'd be pretty damn confused since I've never tried those cuisines. Maybe she just wanted someone over who'd eaten Chinese food before and could guide her towards what she'd like. I have taken people out for Thai who have never tried Thai food and gently steered them away from the curries and towards the barbecued chicken, since that's what they can handle as a newbie.

Why are we condemning her for seeking outside help so she didn't end up wasting her money? Doesn't look like she probably has a lot of money laying around, and, ironically, it turns out that this is going to be the most expensive Chinese food she'll ever eat, assuming she ended up ordering and ate it. The article was missing that key detail.

/mostly kidding
//seriously, what the hell do they eat in Khazakstan?
 
2013-03-30 11:59:25 PM  
i83.photobucket.com
This is not the Chinese take-away. This is a residential number and you are speaking to the lady of the house on a white, slim line telephone with last number redial facility.
 
2013-03-31 12:00:45 AM  
I wish it were that easy. "911? Chinese food." I'd eat forever.
 
2013-03-31 12:02:02 AM  
I call a cab cause a cab come quicka.
 
2013-03-31 12:03:09 AM  

silvervial: Look, maybe she'd never eaten Chinese food before and had no idea what to order? I mean, if I were confronted with, say, a Laplandish or Khazakstani menu, I'd be pretty damn confused since I've never tried those cuisines. Maybe she just wanted someone over who'd eaten Chinese food before and could guide her towards what she'd like. I have taken people out for Thai who have never tried Thai food and gently steered them away from the curries and towards the barbecued chicken, since that's what they can handle as a newbie.

Why are we condemning her for seeking outside help so she didn't end up wasting her money? Doesn't look like she probably has a lot of money laying around, and, ironically, it turns out that this is going to be the most expensive Chinese food she'll ever eat, assuming she ended up ordering and ate it. The article was missing that key detail.

/mostly kidding
//seriously, what the hell do they eat in Khazakstan?


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I heah they taste like lobstah.
 
2013-03-31 12:07:40 AM  
How hard is it to tell them what number you want?
 
2013-03-31 12:16:31 AM  

Count_0: This is not the Chinese take-away. This is a residential number and you are speaking to the lady of the house on a white, slim line telephone with last number redial facility.


It's pronounced "bouquet!" Not "bucket!"
 
2013-03-31 12:49:52 AM  

strangeluck: Count_0: This is not the Chinese take-away. This is a residential number and you are speaking to the lady of the house on a white, slim line telephone with last number redial facility.

It's pronounced "bouquet!" Not "bucket!"


Snert.
 
2013-03-31 01:35:11 AM  
The best local chinese place doesn't have a english fluent staff.  I like just about everything I've had there, but I don't know what to expect from a dish called "China Town."  Any help?  The googles don't help.
 
2013-03-31 02:02:19 AM  

0Icky0: Mugato: Really, why do civilized westerners who otherwise use forks and spoons for everything else suddenly decide to use two sticks when they order Chinese? For eating rice, no less. But I digress.

Especially for dishes that Chinese never use chopsticks on. Like fried rice.


I eat Chinese food with a fork. But it has to be a cheap little white plastic fork.
 
2013-03-31 02:04:31 AM  

strangeluck: Count_0: This is not the Chinese take-away. This is a residential number and you are speaking to the lady of the house on a white, slim line telephone with last number redial facility.

It's pronounced "bouquet!" Not "bucket!"


Richard, call the Chinese ambassador.
 
2013-03-31 02:06:32 AM  

JonZoidberg: The best local chinese place doesn't have a english fluent staff.  I like just about everything I've had there, but I don't know what to expect from a dish called "China Town."  Any help?  The googles don't help.


thatwasn'tchicken.jpg
 
2013-03-31 09:36:36 AM  
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2013-03-31 10:39:30 AM  

0Icky0: Especially for dishes that Chinese never use chopsticks on. Like fried rice


errr, yes they do
I used them tonight at dinner (Beijing)
You use the ladle to serve it, chopsticks to eat it.
 
2013-03-31 11:08:31 AM  

Slartibartfaster: 0Icky0: Especially for dishes that Chinese never use chopsticks on. Like fried rice

errr, yes they do
I used them tonight at dinner (Beijing)
You use the ladle to serve it, chopsticks to eat it.


Wait, are you sure it's not the other way around?

Wow, is my face red.
 
2013-03-31 12:07:14 PM  

Slartibartfaster: 0Icky0: Especially for dishes that Chinese never use chopsticks on. Like fried rice

errr, yes they do
I used them tonight at dinner (Beijing)
You use the ladle to serve it, chopsticks to eat it.


In Hong Kong they don't.
You use sticks on white rice, which is much more sticky.
Maybe Beijing fried rice is more sticky than ours.
(We use one long-handled spoon to serve it, and a Chinese spoon to eat it with)
 
2013-03-31 05:29:53 PM  
Get up, get, get down. Chinese food is a joke in ur town. 🔊
 
2013-03-31 09:43:18 PM  
Wong numbah!
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