Monthly Archives: June 2014
And so to today’s most ridiculous news story …
Police in the West Midlands have released a recording of a woman who dialled 999 to request help in a row over the number of sprinkles on an ice cream. During the minute-long call, the woman told the operator: “It doesn’t seem like much of an emergency but it is a little bit.”
In the recording, the woman can be heard complaining about the ice cream she has been given. “I’ve ordered an ice cream and he’s put bits on one side and none of the other,” she said. “He’s refusing to give me my money back and saying I’ve got to take it like that.”
The Police would have been well within their rights to tell her she was skating on thin ice, put her in cold storage where she could cool off and then perhaps explain the difference to her between a “99” and 999.
After all is said and done:
Well it didn’t take too long did it? Just a few days into the infamous Edinburgh Tram service and the complaints are starting already.
Residents living near an Edinburgh tram stop are calling for its tannoy system to be switched off after it could be heard several streets away.
One resident said: “I woke up on Saturday morning thinking my bed was in an airport arrival terminal.”
Another woman compared it to 1980s TV sitcom Hi-de-Hi in which holiday camp visitors are blasted awake with a morning tannoy announcement.
Today they are apparently broadcasting information regarding this evening’s One Direction concert at Murrayfield in addition to the actual tram information the system was designed for. Not so much a case of “Hello Campers”, but more “Hello Harry Styles!”…..
Disclaimer: Any suggestion of a certain boy band member’s sexuality is the opinion of the writer alone and not based on any facts whatsoever!!!