Which begs the question: Where are people leaving their cell phones during close encounters? He would have picked up my call if he did, or at least called me back later.
Diss dial — This sad story is posted on END — a relationship blog: “I saw his number flash across the screen and stared at it in shock.
The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association says auto-dial options for 911 are unsafe and illegal in some provinces.“There is no reason why anyone should pre-program 911 into their phone,” says spokesman Marc Choma.
Just stay on the line, swallow your pride and explain what happened to the emergency call staff. Toronto Police get a lot of accidental 911 calls but there are much more embarrassing butt dials on record: SWAT surrounds school — A closet hip hop fan from Illinois pocket-dialed his wife while driving home.She launched the study after finding the volume of emergency calls was up 120,000 in 2010 over 2009.So far, there have been no instances of real emergencies being neglected because call-takers were busy trying to find out if a butt dial is legitimate, but the phenomenon is taking up time and resources.Latinos may excel in the sack, but recent studies show that we fail at fidelity. Toronto’s 911 operators respond to 300 emergency calls a day that are placed by people’s butts.
“It sounds like the mall, maybe it’s just street noise,” says Judy Broomfield, 911 coordinator for the Toronto Police. An “unscientific” study found police were receiving an average of 300 “pocket dials” (also known as “butt dials”) every day.