Emergency phone lines seem pretty straightforward, right? If you're having an emergency, you call and someone helps you handle it. Easy peasy.
Well, it turns out we don't all have the same definition of what constitutes an emergency. This results in many calls to 9-1-1 that aren't actually matters for the police or EMTs — but it's not a total waste of time, as these calls can be kind of hilarious.
A recent Reddit thread asked, "911 operators of Reddit, what are some of the funniest things someone has called in for?" The results prove that we might need a little more guidance on what constitutes an emergency.
My dad used to be in charge of the 911 call center. One particular story I remember was in like 09 some guy called asking how much weed he could have in his car while driving through the state. They went back and forth for maybe 20 minutes of the guy repeating and rephrasing the question and my dad just responding “none” - FarmerExternal