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Chair homicide

Chair homicide
I called 911.* The detective will be here any minute.

*Why does the US use 911, instead of the British 999? If you've been stabbed or just had a stroke, I think punching the same number three times is way easier to manage!

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21 comments - The latest ones
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Perhaps it might deter 0.000000000000000000000000001% of hoax calls.
2 years ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
WRONG! Plenty of those! In fact, some made by my clients over the years, termed "abuse of services" when repeatedly made and subject to a misdemeanor charge. Example: "I want to report theft and abuse. My girlfriend has stolen my shirt and is now wearing it to go out with another dude plus she's a bitch so can you send an officer out? [long pause] Uh, yes, I am drunk, ma'am...so will you also have another King Cobra 40 sent over?"

Before I even knew it was 999 in the UK, I wondered why it wasn't the same three numbers for emergency. Preferably 111, because I can't see a darned thing without reading glasses, which are always somewhere else, and I often get 9 mixed up with 8, 0 or # on the TV remote or any keypad.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Diane Putnam club
You are so right on all counts, Diane ... except one.
I actually wrote that it might deter 0.0000000000000001% of hoax calls - meaning effectively that it was useless in this regard! Unless I have now totally misunderstood you!
Anyway the heatwave is breaking wirth the mother of all thunderstorms imminent. It is a continuous roar and lightning show over the mountains, the air is still, the rain has started and is turning onto hail and I need to go and batten down the hatches. Bye for now ...
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Andy Rodker club
Wow, that sounds exciting! Still HOT here, clouds rolled in, a little thunder, but still HOT. Oh, I don't know, I probably didn't pay attention to your teeny-tiny percentage. Anyway, doesn't matter, it's time for a raindance!
2 years ago.
 Clint
Clint
I remember back in the days of rotary phones when people would complain about the 9, saying it took too long in an emergency to wait for the dial to spin back around. Imagine if there were three of them.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Clint
Different phone systems. You had immediate connection after each dialled number. In the UK, you had to wait. So the reverse would have been preferable - 999 in the US (or 111) and only 111 in the UK!
2 years ago.
 Heidiho
Heidiho club
... here it is 110 (police) and 112 (fire brigade) ....
2 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
It looks like a massacre;-)
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Gudrun club
I think it was. I didn't find the weapon, though. ;-b Danke, Gudrun!
2 years ago.
 David Hodson
David Hodson club
This looks look like Jack 'the couch' Ripper has been at his games again. The reason why we have 999 as our emergency number is because when phones had rotary dials the nine was nearest the stop, so in the dark, or smoke you could find it easily. Push button has made that harder. However, if you look at the five you will notice a little nipple on it. This is to help the blind navigate the keyboard. They do not do this on the tv remote, I think they should, it would make the life of blind old bats, who can not see there glass's, a lot easier. :)
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to David Hodson club
Digital designer bods are all aged under 28 (or perhaps 13) and therefore have 1. perfect eyesight, and 2. immortality. Therefore they will never suffer from deteriorating eyesight. So why not design smaller and smaller screens, touch pads and the like! What fun! And f,,, o,, you oldies who just get in the way!
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Andy Rodker club
Hahaha - that is exactly the attitude, Andy. I've been around a few of those whipper-snappers and they're shockingly arrogant about what everyone should be able to use, no matter what, and expressed impatience with the grandma/grandpa set. I even told one of them he'll just have to wait until we all die out, then it will be his turn to be useless!
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to David Hodson club
One of my TV remotes has little Braille dots, one on each side of the 5. The older one doesn't. Never even noticed them before!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Diane Putnam club
You have it spot on, Diane. And said whipper-snappers will rule the world, colonise another planet, live for ever but still be f.....g useless and moronic because they will all have the mindset of a hormonely-challenged teenager!
I know. I was one myself until my mid 40s.
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Andy Rodker club
As for the goal of colonizing other planets, my answer to that is, why in the h__l don't we just take care of the one we've got? ;-o
2 years ago.
 GrahamH
GrahamH club
In the era of electromechanical telephone exchanges (strowger, step by step, crossbar etc) '111' could be unintentionally dialled by pressing the hang-up switches three times so this was never a good idea. ( Back then I once successfully dialled a normal 6 digit number just by tapping the hang-up switches, just for fun).

In Australia it was originally '2222' but this was changed in the 1960s to '000'. '0' is also used as the first digit in other special services and regional/state codes.

In Australia '112' is also an emergency number in the mobile phone networks.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to GrahamH club
Sheesh! I had no idea this was all so complicated! I'll be contemplating the idea of dialing numbers by tapping the hang-up switch, something that would not occur to me in a million years!
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
It's just a flesh wound.............nothing that a few stitches wouldn't sort out..!!

www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/11/999-vs-911-brits-americans-get-emergency-numbers
2 years ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
That's what I always say when I've got a knife wound! Thanks for the link, Keith, now it's all cleared up!
2 years ago.
 Bindubaba
Bindubaba
Agreed!
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club has replied to Bindubaba
Haha! Thank you, Bindubaba!
2 years ago.

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