Being a 911 dispatcher would be an extremely stressful job. Everyone calling you for help during life-or-death situations would probably be enough to drive the most sane person crazy.
Well, one child in Colorado was in another stressful, albeit different situation and decided to turn to 911 for help. However, the child seemed to understand the situation wasn’t exactly an emergency.
“Hi, this isn’t an emergency, but I’m 10 years old and I’m working on my math homework right now and I can’t figure out what 71 divided by 3,052 is.”
Well, never fear because the helpful dispatcher on the other end was happy to lend a helping hand.
“Just doing it on the calculator, it’s 42.98, which you would round up to like 43.”
While it’s a cute story, one has to wonder why the child would turn to 911 for help? Where were the parents?
Math is often a problem, but it’s debatable whether it ever reaches the point of an emergency. Probably not.