How about this one:
An ambulance service has shared audio of an inappropriate 999 call it received about cracked eggs in a bid to stop people from calling the emergency services if there is not an emergency.
The unnamed caller contacted the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to ask if storing cracked eggs in her fridge was a health risk.
The operator replied: “This is the ambulance service, we cannot advice you about eggs I’m afraid.”
EMAS used the call to illustrate the sort of nonsense requests their operators receive.
The service said it was just one of many nuisance requests 999 callers have asked, including someone with a broken toenail, another who wanted a taxi home and a patient waiting to be seen at a GP surgery who didn’t want to wait 30 minutes for their appointment.
Other examples include someone who had toothache, and another who wanted their breakfast making.
Last month, EMAS received almost 60,000 emergency 999 calls – a small proportion of which were deemed inappropriate.