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911 Dispatcher Tells Sexual Assault Victim To “Quit Crying”

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  • A 911 dispatcher in Columbia, Ohio, is being criticized for telling a woman who had been sexually assaulted at gunpoint to “quit crying” during the upsetting call. The 20-year-old was attacked after 4 a.m. on Sunday morning by a strange man who broke into a house and held a gun to her head. Although the dispatcher was trying to get much-needed information out of the caller, she was extremely rude and lacking in basic human empathy. [ABC News]
  • Men’s rights activists are leaving sexist notes like “Women lie about rape” inside copies of the book Everyday Sexism inside bookstores. Clever, gentlemen. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

RIP Society: Woman Calls Emergency Services Over Ice Cream Sprinkles

Sprinkles Are Not A Crisis

A woman in West Midlands, England, called 999 (Britain’s emergency call service) because of ice cream sprinkles. In the middle of an argument with the guy who’d just sold her an ice cream cone, she called police in a huff and detailed how he refused to put sprinkles on both sides. Um. Desserts are an emergency, okay? She insisted to the operator that ”it doesn’t seem like much of an emergency but it is a little bit.” After all, the ice cream man had “put bits on one side and none on the other.” Okay, so this is kind of hilarious (especially the recording), but wasting minutes of emergency responders’ time leaves people with real, non-dessert-related emergencies waiting longer for assistance. That said, I totally can’t help but laugh about this one. [Telegraph UK]

Drunk Dialers Beware: Now You Can Text 911 During An Emergency

I can’t decide if this is a genius or terrible idea. Cell phone providers have now made it possible for users to text message 911 during an emergency in case they’re unable to speak.

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have all hopped on board with the new feature, but the ability to reach 911 via text message is only currently active in limited areas. Only certain states and counties have call centers that support 911 texting, but they’re working on making this a nationwide feature as soon as possible. Providers are telling users to text 911 their location and emergency if they’re, say, hiding in a closet with an intruder in the house or hearing impaired, for example. Keep reading »

Man Calls 911 Because He Can’t Deal With One-Night Stand’s Loud Snoring

Remember the name Benjamin Todd Duddles. He should now be added to every woman’s DO NOT SLEEP WITH LIST. But especially if you live in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In order to get rid of his one-night stand who was “snoring like a train” in his bed, Mr. Duddles called 911 and requested that she be “removed from his bed.”As if one-night stands aren’t precarious enough already. We’ve all been given subtle hints that it’s time to leave the morning after a hookup, but never while we were still asleep.  Keep reading »

This 911 Operator Is Such A Jerk

For reals?
This 911 Operator Is Such A Jerk
She Laughed When He Said His Girlfriend Was On Fire!

We’ve all had moments in life when we’ve found ourselves laughing at the most inappropriate times. Like, in the middle of an argument or upon seeing someone’s penis for the first time. (I still regret that.) But it shouldn’t be too hard to keep a straight face in the middle of a life-threatening emergency. When Arizona man Lalo Delgado was in a serious accident, he called 911 to report that both his car and his girlfriend were on fire. The operator’s response? Oh, she giggled. Because possible death is really hilarious. Seriously, WTF? Keep reading »

Debate This: Are You Bothered By This AT&T 9/11 Twitter Post?

Debate This: Are You Bothered By This AT&T 9/11 Twitter Post?

Today is the 12th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. AT&T posted this advertisement, featuring a hand holding a smartphone with an image of the memorial lights for the Twin Towers against the NYC horizon, to their Twitter page, writing, “Never Forget.” Hmm, using a national tragedy to essentially advertise your products/services? Crappy business move, in my opinion. What do you guys think? Tacky, tasteless and offensive, or is this no biggie? [Twitter]

Man Calls 911 Because His “Prostitute Is Too Ugly”

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man dials 911 to complain about ugly prostitute

Emergency services are there for you to call when you’re short on Kool-Aid and weed, or to bitch about your mom, or, in the case of an unnamed British guy in West Midlands, England, to complain that the prostitute you’ve hired isn’t attractive enough. The guy called the British equivalent of 911 and told the dispatcher that the prostitute he’d hired was unattractive. And to make matters worse, after he’d told her that and refused to pay her, she took his keys and threw them at him.

The emergency dispatcher’s recording includes the man explaining that the prostitute “got her knickers in a twist” over his insults. “She mis-described and misrepresented herself totally,” said the man. “She was angry––she thinks I owe her a living or something.” Hmm, we’ll marinate on that one for a minute. Keep reading »

Be My Boyfriend: Man Who Dialed 911 Looking For Kool-Aid & Weed

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This guy wears the bat signal on his face! Read More »
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He made the world's largest gumball out of Nicorette. Read More »
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Dear Jarvis Sutton,

Are you my soulmate? I think you might be, because it’s pretty clear you appreciate Kool-Aid almost as much as I do. I love the Kool-Aid man so much, especially when he comes crashing through a wall screaming his signature catch phrase, “Oh yeah!” in his creepy smoker’s voice. 

Or maybe there’s another reason you dialed 911 eighty times to request a home delivery of Kool-Aid, hamburgers and weed. When St. Petersburg, Florida, police arrested you for misusing the 911 system, you were apparently so hungry that you tried eating the foam attached to the metal cage in the back of the police car. I understand that you are still in jail at the moment, unable to make the $150 bond. I would bail you out, but I was planning on using that money for a mammoth Kool-Aid run at Costco, so… Keep reading »

September 11: Tragically Inspiring

Klassy, "Today Show"
kris-jenner-breast-implants
NBC skipped the 9/11 moment of silence for a Kris Jenner Q&A. Read More »
Lessons In Resilience
Four lessons I learned about resilience from the survivors of 9/11. Read More »
Coping With 9/11
John DeVore looks back on how he survived 9/11. Read More »

On this day each year, I’m supposed to be remembering the thousands of lives lost as the Twin Towers collapsed 11 years ago. I do, of course, commemorate the innocent men and women (and children) who both passed away and risked their own lives to save others.

But to me, September 11 is also a day of gratitude and inspiration. My father realized — as he was running to Battery Park six blocks away from the Towers, face mask attached to his ears and debris raining down—that life is too short, too precious, to not be living it to the absolute fullest. In our family, living life to the fullest, I soon found out, meant saying goodbye to our charming lifestyle in Connecticut and flying over 3,000 miles, across the “pond,” to a little island of four-leaf clovers and major downpour. Keep reading »

NBC Skips 9/11 Moment Of Silence For Kris Jenner Interview About Breast Implants

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Outside of New York City, “The Today Show” chose not to air the 9/11 “moment of silence” at 8:46 a.m. this morning, the time when the first hijacked airplane hit the World Trade Center — in favor of … wait for it … an interview with Kris Jenner. The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” momager gabbed about her breast implants and debuted a bikini pic of herself on a magazine while other morning shows like “Good Morning America” aired footage from observations at Ground Zero and the White House. So, so, wrong. I am grateful “Today” at  least showed the moment of silence for us New Yorkers, and as well as other coverage of WTC tributes. But that programming gaffe is disrespectful to survivors and loved ones of the deceased and it’s beyond embarrassing news judgment-wise. Damn, NBC, are you just writing “The Daily Show”‘s content for them now?! [Huffington Post]

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