Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

‘Someone has stolen my snowman’: Real ridiculous 999 calls

You won't believe some of these 999 calls (iStock)
You won't believe some of these 999 calls (iStock)

 

HERE are real transcripts provided by BT operators of exchanges showing the humorous side of unnecessary 999 calls.

Adviser: “Do you need fire, police or ambulance?”

Caller: “I’m sorry to call 999 but I was looking for 101 but I don’t know the number.”

 

Adviser: “Do you need fire, police or ambulance?”

Young caller: “Mountain Rescue please.”

Adviser: “Where are you?”

Young caller: “I’m on the top bunk and I can’t get down.”

 

Adviser: “Do you need fire, police or ambulance?”

Caller: “I need the police please it is my daughter’s wedding day and her dress doesn’t fit anymore. I need the police to come and help me get her in it.”

 

Adviser: “Do you need fire, police or ambulance?”

Caller: “I need the police, I ordered a takeaway that cost me £30 and they took it to number six, when I live at number seven.”

 

Adviser: “Do you need fire, police or ambulance?”

Caller: “My laptop password won’t work, I need you to reset it for me.”

Adviser: “That’s not something we can help with.”

Caller: “Can you call my service provider and get them to ring me back?”

 

Adviser: “Do you need fire, police or ambulance?”

Caller: “I need an ambulance, my husband has lost his pyjamas and he cannot breathe without them.”

 

Adviser: “Do you need fire, police or ambulance?”

Caller: “Well it’s quite urgent my rabbit has escaped, I need help.”

 

Adviser: “Do you need fire, police or ambulance?”

Caller: “Can I get the Police, someone has stolen my snowman from my garden, can you come quickly?”

 

Adviser: “Do you need fire, police or ambulance?”

Caller: “I need to cancel my hairdressers’ appointment, it’s an emergency and I can’t get through to the salon.”

 

Adviser: “Do you need fire, police or ambulance?”

Caller: “There’s a seagull with a broken arm.”