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(BBC)   Apparently, dialing 999 because the bunny rabbit you just bought doesn't have floppy ears is a "wholly inappropriate reason" for calling the police. Who knew?   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2008-09-15 11:17:08 AM  
It's 666 upside-down. Summon the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.
 
2008-09-15 11:29:05 AM  
But that's no ordinary rabbit...
 
2008-09-15 11:39:13 AM  
Is it Bunday already?
 
2008-09-15 11:39:31 AM  
Did they name the rabbit Stu?
 
2008-09-15 11:39:37 AM  
doesn't 999 seem way too easy to accidentally dial?

(oh, and the _real_ number is 91....2)
 
2008-09-15 11:39:55 AM  
999? You crazy Brits and your nonsense numbers...
 
2008-09-15 11:41:21 AM  
No, no, no. In situations like these, you call 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3.
 
2008-09-15 11:41:29 AM  
Didn't she examine the ears for proper floppiness before handing the money over?
 
2008-09-15 11:41:51 AM  
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2008-09-15 11:42:14 AM  
/waiting for pancake bunny to appear...
 
2008-09-15 11:42:56 AM  
Missed it by that much...
 
2008-09-15 11:43:35 AM  

bump: /waiting for pancake bunny to appear...


23 seconds too late, my friend :)
 
2008-09-15 11:44:16 AM  
Yes, but what if the clerk insists that the parrot is just resting?
 
2008-09-15 11:45:49 AM  
999?

Just more european socialism for ya.
 
2008-09-15 11:46:15 AM  
I'm confused. Did these people not ever go to, say, kindergarten? I remember being told numerous times in elementary school how to use 911 (or 999 for you Brits). WTF?

I know people are stupid, but this stupid?
 
2008-09-15 11:46:39 AM  

captainspud: 999? You crazy Brits and your nonsense numbers...


yeah, we also answer the call with "Ahoy, Hoy?" too...
 
2008-09-15 11:47:25 AM  
HAPPY BUNDAY!

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2008-09-15 11:47:29 AM  
Wascally wabbits

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2008-09-15 11:47:49 AM  

dustman81: No, no, no. In situations like these, you call 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3.

 
2008-09-15 11:50:15 AM  
But that rabbit is dynamite!
 
2008-09-15 11:51:24 AM  
Mmmmmmmmm Rabbit!
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2008-09-15 11:52:21 AM  
'Apparently, dialing 999 because the rabbit you bought doesn't have floppy ears is a "wholly inappropriate reason"'


So, what part(s) have to be floppy for it to be a wholly appropriate reason?


/What kind of wholes, again?
//And was a non-floppy-part used to dial?
///Who judges just how floppy Flopsy is, anyway?
////But what about Mopsy, Peter, and Cottontail?

/*has yet to read the floppin' article...
//*perhaps should cut down on pre-breakfast caffeine...
 
2008-09-15 11:57:09 AM  
big deal. like the cops over there have anything else to do besides eat doughnuts, generate revenue through bogus tickets, etc. fark 'em.
 
2008-09-15 11:58:45 AM  

stir22: big deal. like the cops over there have anything else to do besides eat doughnuts scones, generate revenue through bogus tickets, etc. fark 'em.


FTFY.
 
2008-09-15 12:00:23 PM  
Crime, Pts 1 & 2
by 999

Don't saw off that shotgun
You'll win in the end
It's not superficial
They killed your best friend

Don't fight it with crime
Don't fight it with crime
Don't fight it with crime
Crime don't pay, crime don't pay!

He took the post office
Didn't look back
Before he could see them
One shot through his neck

Don't fight it with crime
Don't fight it with crime
Don't fight it with crime
Crime don't pay, crime don't pay!

X and Y were the best of friends (of friends)
They stuck together round the awkward bends
Since the killing Y tries to find (to find)
A way to pay the guilty back in time

He's Dead.

Crime don't pay, crime don't pay!

X and Y were the best of friends (of friends)
They stuck together round the awkward bends
Since the killing Y tries to find (to find)
A way to pay the guilty back in time

You want to deliver
You feel the revenge
But be a forgiver
And win in the end

Don't fight it with crime
Don't fight it with crime
Don't fight it with crime
Crime don't pay, crime don't pay!
 
2008-09-15 12:06:24 PM  
I just dialed 999 and nothing happened.

Damn British.
 
2008-09-15 12:06:35 PM  

JimmyCarter'sSecondTerm: 999?

Just more european socialism for ya.


The European number (that works alongside national ones) is 112.
 
2008-09-15 12:09:03 PM  

dustman81: No, no, no. In situations like these, you call 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3.


Dammit, that was in my head for a week and I just got rid of it a couple of days ago. Now it's back. Thanks.
 
2008-09-15 12:10:26 PM  
If we had a more sensible number like 999 then 9/11 would never have happened and this guy could have gone on to his one true calling in life

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2008-09-15 12:11:42 PM  
Christ, how dull do you have to be to think that non-floppy ears is an emergency? Seriously, what did this person's mother say when she explained what 999 was for? "Now, honey, they say this number is for emergencies, but you are sooooooo precious that anything you don't like is an emergency, so just use it whenever."
 
2008-09-15 12:12:50 PM  
The grumpy gits also don't like it when you call 'just for a chat'.

/So I'm told.
 
GCD
2008-09-15 12:13:00 PM  
...operators, who receive 34,000 999 calls a year, said the number was being dialled for "wholly inappropriate reasons".

34,000 calls? A YEAR?!?!? THAT'S IT?!?!?

We're already showing calls in the high 6-digits since Jan 1, 2008...and I live in what would be considered a "small" city...
 
2008-09-15 12:13:53 PM  
999? The next thing you know you people will be measuring weight in rocks and driving on the wrong side of the road.
 
2008-09-15 12:16:14 PM  

The Whore Of Mensa: I'm confused. Did these people not ever go to, say, kindergarten? I remember being told numerous times in elementary school how to use 911 (or 999 for you Brits). WTF?

I know people are stupid, but this stupid?


You obviously don't have a job where you work with the public. The answer is YES!!
 
2008-09-15 12:18:42 PM  
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/my bun didn't have floppy ears. he was the best.
 
2008-09-15 12:26:16 PM  
Silly, Brits. Get with the new world litigation order! You call a lawyer.
 
2008-09-15 12:26:38 PM  

The Icelander: Yes, but what if the clerk insists that the parrot is just resting?


Beat me to the parrot!

Officer, my parrot is dead, please throw the shop assistant in jail.
 
2008-09-15 12:28:17 PM  
You know what else is floppy? Damnit, now it's not..be right back.
 
2008-09-15 12:31:37 PM  
Can they not fine people who abuse the 999 emergency line?
 
2008-09-15 12:32:18 PM  
just came to say wtf is 999?
 
2008-09-15 12:36:35 PM  
9/11!!!
 
2008-09-15 12:39:50 PM  
Honestly, I suspect that a lot of inappropriate emergency calls could be dealt with more easily if police forces did a better job of advertising their non-emergency phone numbers.

Seriously: almost everybody knows the three-digit emergency number for their part of the world, but how many people can recite their local jurisdiction's non-emergency number without having to go look it up somewhere?
 
2008-09-15 12:41:36 PM  
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"9 11 you crazy non-American peoples!"
 
2008-09-15 12:43:24 PM  
I wouldn't pay the guy for a bunny I didn't want, but I certainly would be really pissed at ending up with a bunny that didn't have floppy ears. They're infinitely cuter than normal bunnies.
 
2008-09-15 12:45:19 PM  

GCD: 34,000 calls? A YEAR?!?!? THAT'S IT?!?!?


No. Editing error, it's per month, for a pop. of about 275k.

/getting a kick out of these replies
//no, I won't tell you why
 
2008-09-15 12:46:52 PM  

xanadian: ordinary


He's got teeth....he can leap....LOOK AT THE BONES!!
 
2008-09-15 12:47:06 PM  
FTA "One call was from a woman splashed by a car which drove through a puddle."

Perfectly reasonable. That'll make you fail a driver's test.
 
2008-09-15 12:47:56 PM  
Was the bunny pining for the fiords?
 
2008-09-15 12:48:17 PM  
Bunnies aren't just cute like everybody supposes.
They got them hoppy legs and twitchy little noses.
And what's with all the carrots?
What do they need such good eyesite for anyway?
Bunnies, bunnies!
It must be bunnies!
 
2008-09-15 1:03:27 PM  
There's a simple solution:

Caller: (bullshiat reason for calling 999)
999 operator: Alright, cops are on the way.
Time: Passes
Cops: Are you the one who called 999 for (bullshiat reason)?
Caller: Yes.
Cops: You're under arrest for abuse of emergency services. Come along with us.

Do this regularly and people will get the hint. It'll also help cops pad their arrest numbers so they won't have to bother innocent people.
 
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