However, they're also human, which means sometimes they can't help but laugh when someone calls to report the emergency of boiling water being "too hot to touch." While it's important to always be safe and report anything potentially life-threatening to 911, more people could benefit from tapping into their common sense in a panic. Of course, it's always better to be safe than sorry and 911 dispatchers won't tease or brutally roast you (to your face) if you call in a very silly emergency. If you're not careful, though, you might just be their favorite story of the job at dinner parties and training sessions.
So, when a recent Reddit asked, "911 operators of Reddit, what is the stupidest reason that someone has ever called?" dispatchers with a tale of emergency hilarity were ready to share.