In that case, I wouldn’t classify it as an emergency.

10 Aug

My good friend Karen recently started working as a 911 dispatcher in Chicago.

Today, her Facebook status relayed the following exchange between her and a caller.

Caller: There’s a man sleeping on a bench in the park. He looks a mess and his pants are following down.

Karen: Do you have any further description?

Caller: Well, his junk is all out.

Karen (trying to maintain professional decorum): So he is exposing himself?

Caller: <Silence>

Karen (as it slowly dawns on her): Ohhhhh. You mean his belongings…

I love that I have a friend who immediately made the leap from “his junk is all out” to “he’s exposing himself?” because that’s exactly where my mind would’ve gone.

Except my response probably would’ve lacked her professionalism:

“The twig, the berries or both? I need you to be more specific, ma’am.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: