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Criminally bad service?

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:


Only in the USA.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Pilgrim

    11.09, 12/08/2006

Absolutely hilarious.

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

    11.30, 12/08/2006

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

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