A lady who attempted to order Chicken McNuggets at her local McDonald’s was shocked to discover they had run out, and felt she had no recourse but to summon police to the scene; with police already on the way assist her with this pressing crisis, she made three 911 calls, pleading for aid.
The dire straits she was in were summed up in her desperate 911 call, prompted by her failed attempt to order 10 McNuggets:
“This is an emergency, if I would have known they didn’t have McNuggets, I wouldn’t have given my money, and now she wants to give me a McDouble, but I don’t want one. This is an emergency.”
She apparently attempted to secure a refund, but the implacable corporate giant stood by its policy that “All sales are final”, leaving her no recourse but to summon the law.
The lady felt she could not accept the offer of an even larger portion of food in exchange for the payment, and the cashier reported that her stressful ordeal caused her to become irate, yelling “I don’t want a McDouble and small fry!”
She explained her difficult predicament later: “I called 911 because I couldn’t get a refund, and I wanted my McNuggets.”
During the emergency she summoned police on no less than three occasions, and was informed that an officer was coming to assist each time.
The lady was later ticketed by police for abusing the 911 service. The report on the incident stated “Goodman maintained the attitude ‘this is an emergency, my McNuggets are an emergency.’”
Via the Sun-Sentinel.
Although clearly the prospect of running out of McNuggets may be uniquely pressing to some Americans, idiosyncratic “emergencies” reported to police and similar are a universal phenomenon; the Japanese equivalent is concern over one’s ice cream melting necessitating police intervention…