August 21, 2006

Overtime in Hollywood North

I've been pulling all the overtime I can grab over the past few weeks - for obvious reasons. This morning we received a frantic 911 call from a citizen reporting four men, all dressed in orange prison jumpsuits and chained together running down the street. Thankfully it was just a film crew for the latest episode of Prison Break. Wonder if the officers who caught up with these famous convicts got any autographs?

I had a giggle myself whilst taking some information from a young man calling in on behalf of his brother after an assault.

Me: What's your brother's name?
Caller: Steven
Me: Is that Stephen with a "v" or a "ph"?
Caller: No, Steven with an "S".
Me: ... [banging head slowly on the keyboard]

Colleague sitting next to me for our 8 hour stint shared the following exchange he heard on an ambulance call.
Caller: My mother has fallen and injured her hip.
Ambulance Dispatcher: Is that your mother I can hear screaming in the background?
Caller: Yes.
Ambulance Dispatcher: Is she conscious and breathing?
(Yes, you have blonde jokes, I have ambulance dispatcher jokes.)

On the back of my current favourite T-shirt:
"God created police officers, so that firemen could have heroes.
Then he created dispatchers, to show them who God really is."

4 comments:

Lou Lou said...

hey chickee
mmmm prison break yummy

moon said...

I love that one lol...I bow to thee Sue!

Gypsy said...

Great stuff! :) Here from Michele's today.

Geek's Girl said...

Steven with an S

LOL

I'm guessing you have quite a collection of anecdotes like this. At least it makes keeps the job interesting, no?