999 dumbarse calls

Old Dec 26th 2010, 5:10 am
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Default 999 dumbarse calls

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12078701
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11910088

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my mate at home works in the Police Call centre, they get calls like this all the time, the most popular one is "can you call me a taxi", honestly. Kids ringing up all the time.
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my mate at home works in the Police Call centre, they get calls like this all the time, the most popular one is "can you call me a taxi", honestly. Kids ringing up all the time.
They need a new number.............

999 was originally chosen because, with the old dial-with-your-finger phones, it was unlikely a young child would dial that number accidentally. Now it's all about pushing buttons, they need a rethink.

Any ideas?

What about 36746377253435763 (FORGODSSAKEHELPME)?
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Old Dec 30th 2010, 9:48 pm
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They need a new number.............

999 was originally chosen because, with the old dial-with-your-finger phones, it was unlikely a young child would dial that number accidentally. Now it's all about pushing buttons, they need a rethink.

Any ideas?

What about 36746377253435763 (FORGODSSAKEHELPME)?
Don't need a new number (although 999 / 998 / 997 / 996 to differentiate between the four emergency services could be useful). What they need to do is prosecute the prats who abuse the service--could even make it self-funding.
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Don't need a new number (although 999 / 998 / 997 / 996 to differentiate between the four emergency services could be useful). What they need to do is prosecute the prats who abuse the service--could even make it self-funding.
Most of these brats can barely afford a bus ticket let alone a fine - so unless we force them to work for free as payment for wasting valuable time it won't work.

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Most of these brats can barely afford a bus ticket let alone a fine - so unless we force them to work for free as payment for wasting valuable time it won't work.

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I wasn't thinking of a fine: as you suggest, community service (well-supervised and worthwhile), or a fortnight in jail. Take no prisoners.
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I wasn't thinking of a fine: as you suggest, community service (well-supervised and worthwhile), or a fortnight in jail. Take no prisoners.
I think five to ten lashes on the back in front of the town hall with their friends and family forced to watch would also do the trick...no seriously.


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I think five to ten lashes on the back in front of the town hall with their friends and family forced to watch would also do the trick...no seriously.


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I'm with you there, but it would never happen here (UK). Shame.
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I'm with you there, but it would never happen here (UK). Shame.
I am increasingly convinced of the merit of limit corporal punishment for some crimes - and I'd bring it back in school too. Since it went we have had a general decline in manners in the class room.

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