Friday, 25 June 2010

Pardon Me For Asking, But...

"At that point I knew I couldn't wait any longer, I thought my son was going to die."
...why did you wait that long in the first place..?

Good grief, are people totally unable to help themselves? Is it always the done thing to call the emergency services to sort out your problems?

15 comments:

ranter said...

For the average British person and especially one from a sub group that has normal sounding names BUT strangely spelled the answer is 'YES'. The arse wipe culture that has taken root over the last 30 years and why stupid '999' calls increase year on year.

I blame the schools, the teachers, the police, the government...etc...etc

dr cromarty said...

She has a car and a son (named after a berry) at 20.

'You've done too much, much too young...'

Not, it would seem, blessed with either looks or brains. Still, she gets by. Probably by getting the State to do everything for her.

dr cromarty said...

..although I suspect she didn't get the State to impregnate her. Then again...

Furor Teutonicus said...

Miss Woodburn said she called 999 because that was the only number she knew and she does not understand why a fire engine was not called out on her behalf.

'If the police couldn't help, why didn't they send someone else?'


O.K, she is a dumb fuck. BUT that is a fair question.

Why WASN'T the call transfered? They always used to be.

Anonymous said...

In fairness, if I accidentally locked my dogs in the car (my kids are strapping 40+ & can open car doors from the inside themselves) I think I'd call 999 because breaking a window would, no doubt, turn out to be very expensive, and as I know nothing about breaking car windows I'd be afraid that they'd get badly cut by the glass shards. And no, I'm not on any sort of benefits nor do I expect the State to look after me cradle to grave. Just another viewpoint - sorry.

Furor Teutonicus said...

Anonymous said...

I think I'd call 999 because breaking a window would, no doubt, turn out to be very expensive,......

I'm not on any sort of benefits nor do I expect the State to look after me cradle to grave.


So, for your utter imbecility, you expect the tax payer to pick up the bill, and take a possibly urgently and SERIOUSLY needed fire appliance off the road, because you are a stupid cunt?

What is the DIFFERENCE between you and a benefit scrounger then?

RobT said...

There is a positive side, she was not charged with breaking and entring or for wasting police time.

Angry Exile said...

I doubt many insurers would pay up for a broken window when you'd locked your keys/kids/dogs in the car whether you broke it yourself or got the police to break it for you. As far as they're concerned it was your own daft fault. And FYI I broke a jammed driver side window a few years ago while trying to unstick it - can't remember how much but I can remember think 'is that all?'

Back to the post, the answer to Julia's question is that lots of people really are that hopeless and do expect the state to step in and help in almost all situations, even if it's just to tell them what to do. Not with a bang or a whimper. More like a 'duuuhh'.

Anonymous said...

'What is the DIFFERENCE between you and a benefit scrounger then?'

- how about working & paying taxes?

Can't cope with anyone having a different opinion to you Furor?

Angry Exile said...

Just mentioned this to Mrs Exile. She wonders whether Miss Woodbrain's baby will be taken into care because she's not bright enough to work out how to get him out of a locked car on her own.

Bucko said...

Anon - ""I think I'd call 999 because breaking a window would, no doubt, turn out to be very expensive, ""

What do you think the police would do? They would break a window. So would the fire brigade or the AA, and it would be just as expensive and the emergency services are not there to save you money.

""and as I know nothing about breaking car windows I'd be afraid that they'd get badly cut by the glass shards.""

You take the tyre bar from the boot and swing it. The glass doesnt shatter and fly about because its laminated. And you havent wasted the fire brigades time.

Simples.

Disenfranchised of Buckingham said...

Your average lout has no problem breaking a car window, usually a dozen a night. They have no problem helping themselves to your possessions.

Shouldn't she have just asked the kids dad what to do? Or her dad, brother, cousin, school mate? She probably has most of their numbers on her mobile.

Chuckles said...

Tricky, cos the guvmint spent all that money on adverts telling us NOT to use any initiative, but to call the experts, who will know what box to ticka nd what to do.

If you don't do that you risk moving yourself from the box labelled 'victim' to the box labelled 'responsible' or 'troublemaker'.

Leeona (ah, yes...) was lucky she was able to trump the charges by going for the newspaper 'think of the cheeeldren' and sympathy cards, otherwise the Social would have been round right sharpish to get young Logan into care.

And saying she could have used a coathanger would probably be misinterpreted.

SadButMadLad said...

Jeeez, anon. Windows in cars will not cut you when they break. Think about what happens in a minor accident. You wouldn't want the windows to break easily and cut you to pieces in the slighest accident would you? Do some thinking.

JuliaM said...

"...a sub group that has normal sounding names BUT strangely spelled..."

Heh! Spotting oddly-spelled names is becoming a habit now with these sorts of stories...

"Still, she gets by. Probably by getting the State to do everything for her."

Almost certainly.

"...BUT that is a fair question.

Why WASN'T the call transfered?"


I suspect a screw-up in the call centre, hence the apology.

I did wonder at her remark that '999 was the only number she knew' though. It's the only one you NEED to know - as long as it's a real emergency.

"I doubt many insurers would pay up for a broken window when you'd locked your keys/kids/dogs in the car whether you broke it yourself or got the police to break it for you."

Indeed. Most normal people would chalk it up to the cost of being a dumbass, though, rather than attempt to claim.

"She wonders whether Miss Woodbrain's baby will be taken into care because she's not bright enough to work out how to get him out of a locked car on her own."

I very much doubt it. Unfortunately.

"What do you think the police would do? They would break a window. So would the fire brigade or the AA..."

Quite. In fact, disenfranchised of buckingham's suggestion might be preferable. They'd probably get in without that! :)

"She probably has most of their numbers on her mobile."

Heh!

"...the guvmint spent all that money on adverts telling us NOT to use any initiative, but to call the experts, who will know what box to ticka nd what to do."

Consider this a horrifying glimpse of a future where such are in the majority...

"You wouldn't want the windows to break easily and cut you to pieces in the slighest accident would you?"

It might reduce both car crime and foolish driving if they did...