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What's the Number for 911?: America's Wackiest 911 Calls
     

What's the Number for 911?: America's Wackiest 911 Calls

by Leland H. III Gregory
 

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Who do we call when we're in dire need of help? 911, of course. However, some situations that callers perceived as emergencies, may not be so urgent…

Dispatcher: "911. What is your emergency?"
Male caller: "Yeah, I want to order a pizza."

What's the Number for 911? America's Wackiest 911 Calls is a collection of more than 170 stories and

Overview

Who do we call when we're in dire need of help? 911, of course. However, some situations that callers perceived as emergencies, may not be so urgent…

Dispatcher: "911. What is your emergency?"
Male caller: "Yeah, I want to order a pizza."

What's the Number for 911? America's Wackiest 911 Calls is a collection of more than 170 stories and actual transcripts of strange, and hilarious 911 phone calls. Most of the people who made these calls needed help all right—but not 911 help. It is an easy read, with stops only for shaking your head, turning the page, and laughing out loud. It's amazing what some people have used their telephones for—Alexander Graham Bell would be shocked.

People love to laugh at the stupidity of others and this book shows stupidity at its, well, stupidest. Here are just a few of the absurd 911 reports:

  • Male complainant called and requested police call gas stations on all exits of I-95 to find out which ones are open.
  • Female complainant called to request police officer come to residence to change battery in smoke detector as she couldn't reach it.
  • Roger's Department Store called three times asking if they could close during a storm.
  • Complainant called about neighbor keeping a pet cow in the yard.

    About the Author:
    Leland Gregory is the coauthor of America's Dumbest Criminals, which spent 17 weeks on TheNew York Times Best-seller's list. He is also the author of Great Government Goofs!, Presumed Ignorant, and Presidential Indiscretion. Leland writes for television, radio, films, and magazines and does political media consulting. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and son.

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Some folks dial 911 when they find themselves in a situation of dire need. Others call when they need pizza, an open gas station, or perhaps someone to assist in the changing of a battery. These outrageously inappropriate calls, and many more, are recorded in What's the Number for 911?, sidesplitting proof that some people will go to any lengths to get rid of their neighbor's pet cow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740700323
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.95(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

 The jokes, wacky anecdotes, and inane quotes in Leland Gregory's Stupid-themed anthologies showcase the best of human nature at its worst. Through his Twitter handle of @ChronicStupid, Leland shares headlines, quips, and unbelievable feats of folly culled from print, online, and broadcast media around the globe. He has authored more than a dozen humor titles, including What's the Number for 911? and the New York Times best-sellers Stupid American History and America's Dumbest Criminals. A tireless promoter, he has made hundreds of radio and television appearances, including multiple appearances on NBC's Today show.

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