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June 18, 2015

Cobb: "911 is what you call when you have nowhere else to go."

911 is what you call when you are completely helpless to do anything for yourself. 911 is for the crisis.
When the pooch has not only been screwed but gang raped and bludgeoned. When your world of talent, ability, luck, discipline, education, know how, can do, get up and go and blessings of the Almighty have completely been exhausted, who do you call? You call the cops.
You call the cops at your wits end, but you still really don't want to. You wonder how the hell you got into the situation and you're mad as hell, confused and scared. Everything has gone wrong in your world and you can't handle it. What could be worse?
Indifference.
Few things piss off people than the image of a fat, sloppy, lazy, bored police captain listening to you puke your guts out in a complete state of panic while he's eating his donuts and coffee, looking for a sharpened pencil for filling out your report. 911 will put you on hold. But nurses in reception do the same thing when your leg is broken and you're bleeding from your eyeballs. Tech support does the same thing when your screen goes black. City Hall does the same thing when your kid gets hit by a car at the intersection where you've been begging for a traffic light. FEMA does the same when your house is flooded with effluent from the river that the Army Corps was supposed to have diked. The White House does the same when your diplomat is shot in the head in Benghazi.
Are you sensing the pattern? The Last Man in the World You Want to Deal With - Cobb

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 18, 2015 9:58 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 18, 2015 9:56 AM

"Few things piss off people than the image of a fat, sloppy, lazy, bored police captain ..."

One thing that pisses me off is a whiny less-than-man parroting clich├ęs about the men and women that stand between him and all the rioters, looters and other bad guys that would rape him, skin him and kill him probably in that order.

Nine eleven is the number I will call if I want chalk outlines.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 18, 2015 11:51 PM

I don't call 911, I call on 1911!

Posted by: Roger in Republic [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 19, 2015 8:25 PM

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