Contrary to popular belief, 911 is not the number to call if you have a culinary dispute. Unless someone seasoned your food with arsenic, it’s best to leave those three numbers be even if someone botched your meal.
The latest tale of abusing the service to right an alleged food wrong comes from Newfoundland. The Canadian Press reports that on Friday night a woman called the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary to complain about her pizza’s lack of cheesiness. Sadly for the caller, her complaint did not result in a SWAT team busting down the restaurant’s doors and demanding extra cheese. Instead, it baffled the force. Here’s how Const. Geoff Higdon explained the situation.
“The individual had an issue with the company she bought the pizza from, and there wasn’t enough cheese, and had approached the company and didn’t like whatever response they had given,” Higdon said Monday.
“I’m not sure if by calling us they assumed there was some sort of action we could take, or what the situation was, but of course we advised the individual they just needed to speak with the manager of the company and not the police.”
BUT WHAT IF THE POLICE ARE IN THE POCKET OF BIG PIZZA AND THEY’RE TRYING TO SUP— No, this caller just made a very silly decision to call a service intended for emergencies. It seems like there are always going to be ridiculous 911 calls in the world, so maybe one of these 911 misinterpreters can start their own phone line for sorting out pizza justice. Just a thought.
(via Grub Street)