Sunday, February 1, 2009
Walking down memory lane...
Since I am working a twelve hour shift today at the police department, while the rest of you are eating spinach dip and nachos. I thought it would be fitting to share with you a favorite 911 call. I dug through my posts and was surprised to see that this post was published a year ago today.
It must have been meant to be...
Welcome once again to what I fondly like to call my "Seriously..are you kidding me?!?" favorite police call of the night.
AND THE WINNER IS....
ME: 911, what is your emergency?
Ryan: (child sniffling) Can you send a policeman out to talk to my mom?
ME: What's going on there?
Ryan: My mom took my (not sure what he said here)...
ME: Your mom took your what? I couldn't understand what you said.
Ryan: My mom took my teddy bear. My teddy bear with a backpack.
ME: What is your name?
ME: How old are you Ryan?
Ryan: 8yrs old.
ME: Why did your mom take your teddy bear with the backpack on it?
Ryan: Because I won't do my homework.
(This is where I am quietly screaming inside, "SERIOUSLY!?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!)
ME: Well Ryan, it sounds to me like your mom is being a mom. Maybe if you do your homework you will get your teddy bear back.
Ryan: (Sounding disappointed that I told him to do his homework) Yeah, I guess.
ME: Ryan, if I have to send a policeman to your house tonight it will be to talk to you. He will be very disappointed that you didn't listen to your mom and do your homework.
And Ryan, don't ever call 911 again for something like this...ever.
Ryan: (quietly) ok...