We were sitting in a Chinese food restaurant this evening eating, and Shawna's phone rang.
I realize that the economy is poor; I pay attention to the news. But I didn't realize it was this bad.
It was 911 calling.
"Do you need emergency services, Ma'am?" they asked.
"Um...no," she replied, with a befuddled look.
"Oh. Well, do you need an emergency transport--and ambulance?"
"Uh, no I don't," she said, a little concerned.
"OK. There's nothing we can do for you then?" the woman asked.
"No. We're all fine."
"OK. Thank you anyways," the woman said, as she hung up.
Since when did 911 start cold-calling potential customers? I wonder if the head 911-guy got up this morning, called a staff meeting, and threatened rolling heads if "we don't pick up the pace of business around here."
It just seems a little bizarre to me. And, isn't that one service that is BETTER underutilized? It seems kind of...strange?--no, worse than strange--creepy, to push for more use of emergency services and equipment.
I wonder if they have frequent buyer discount cards?
(I'm not making this up folks; it's true!)