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Warning: This post was published more than 10 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

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Many thanks for your understanding.

Earlier this year, you may remember that a plan was launched to introduce ‘101’ as a non-emergency alternative to 999. I’m now wondering whether such a system has been employed in the US. If this recording is anything to go by, it’s badly needed:

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Only in the USA.

This 924th post was filed under: Headliner.






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Comments and responses

Comment from Pilgrim


by Pilgrim

Comment posted at 11:09 on 12th August 2006.

Absolutely hilarious.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 11:30 on 12th August 2006.

I just liked
“Ma’am, we’re not going to enforce your Western Bacon Cheeseburger”
and
“What are we protecting you from? A wrong cheeseburger?” 🙂


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