If you're a 911 dispatcher, you've likely heard everything. Still, this unusual call from a few years ago, which has gone viral again this week, may top them all.
When a four-year-old boy named Johnny ran into problems with his math questions, he naturally turned to help from the first responders of his community.
The kid was up front about what he needed assistance with - no, not his mouth, his math - and insistent that he needed help ... and the dispatcher obliged:
Once he realized what was going on, he didn't hang up on the kid or ask to speak to his mom (who made an appearance later), but rather asked:
"What kind of math do you have that you need help with anyway?"
After the kid said "takeaways," the following exchange occurred:
Boy: Okay, 16 take away 8 is what?
Dispatcher: You tell me. How much do you think it is.
Boy: I don't know. 1?
Dispatcher: How old are you?
Classic. At that point, Johnny's mom walked in and discovered this. Understandably, she was far from pleased that he called the cops, but he countered:
"You said if I need help to call somebody!"
He's got a point, mom ...