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Parafinfairy
Parafinfairy

old hand
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 5th Sep 2003
Total posts: 845
Posted:On the topic of food again...

Is this really true??? I don't know whether to laugh or just not believe it or even just put it in social chat!!!

To be honest if Pie Minister ran out of pies I may be inclined to do the same but that's another story.......

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/763961/woman-calls-911-in-chicken-mccrisis
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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125
Posted:the lady shouldve been fined for misusing 911, and jailed for idiodcy frankly hard to comprehend..

of course.. mcdonalds shouldnt offer to sell something they dont have.. but calling the police.. really.. do grow up..

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Pyrolific
Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:lols - thats it. the end of the world is nigh! when someone considers not getting McNuggets as a life threatening emergency, when we live in a world with Climate Change, Energy Crisis, Economic Crisis, Food Crisis, Deforestation, Bushfires, etc etc...well I figure its about time for our civilization to collapse....and thus...

the end of the world is nigh! smile


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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:would you like tazars with that?

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Originally Posted By: ParafinfairyOn the topic of food again...

Is this really true??? I don't know whether to laugh or just not believe it or even just put it in social chat!!!

To be honest if Pie Minister ran out of pies I may be inclined to do the same but that's another story.......

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/763961/woman-calls-911-in-chicken-mccrisis
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And this, folks, is the face of mental illness in the U.S.


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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:personally i think the bigger problem is she was refused a refund. obviously she did over react by calling an emergency number and becoming "irate", but i am sure it was fair to become annoyed when refused a refund for a product they could not provide.

personally i think she should have told them if they didnt give her her refund she would come over and take it. then THEY would have called the police and gotten bad press for failing a pretty standard business transaction. if you dont have the product you dont sell it.


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PyroWill
PyroWill

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Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:WTF?! Some people!

Good to see you posting Lex


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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:I agree with Mr Maj that it's totally McF*ckedups mistake in not providing a refund when they couldn't provide the product. How dare they! Mentally ill Doc, how to you get there? The caller didn't get particularly irate, she sounded quite calm. Unless you mean wanting to eat junk food in the first place. That;s pretty sick.

I want to know where her parents got that stupid name though. What's with these names?


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Lev
Firedance Philosopher
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
Member Since: 19th Jan 2009
Total posts: 79
Posted:Reminds me of corner gas, if corner gas sold out to McDonalds.

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hamamelis
hamamelis

nut.
Location: Bouncing off the walls.
Member Since: 5th Jan 2006
Total posts: 756
Posted:I would laugh more at this...





But I did once phone the police when I go locked out of an empty hostel in my pyjamas..

At least I knew I was being a twit though.. and it was cold..

The cashier probably *couldn't* refund the money, I suspect their tills are set up the same as the ones I used to work on, so you couldn't do a refund (or open the till, unless you put through a fake sale, and got in even more trouble) without getting the manager. You just need a manager that's a jerk, which I suspect McB****rds has no shortage of.


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MRC
MRC

Funky Blessings Daily

Member Since: 17th Jun 2008
Total posts: 215
Posted:A woman once called the police because burger king didn't make her burger correctly and she flipped out at them so they just didnt't care. There's audio of it, probably on youtube.

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Sorry but I think she was valid in calling the police, but not 911.

They effectively stole her money and she had the right to call the police to help solve the dispute.
However, over there 911 isn't for such events (I say that because here in smalltown USA, it is).

I wouldn't have gone that route and told them to give me something else but hey, I don't eat at those crap places anyway.


Pele
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NathanielEverist
NathanielEverist

enthusiast
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 20th Aug 2007
Total posts: 315
Posted:*straining*
Must resist racist jokes... about black people liking... fried chicken...

In honesty though, McDonalds should've given the lady her money back, I mean, whenever McDonalds has messed up my order (in Aus), they've been glad to either change it or refund it, I've gotten refunds from them, along with a free meal on a couple of occasions, so I'm not sure if it's just in America or whether the cashier messed up, but that doesn't sound right to me.

And yeah, she had every right to call the police, but 911? She needs to be educated on the meaning of the word "emergency".


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V_Regal
Lost in the Lights
Location: BC, Canada
Member Since: 16th Feb 2009
Total posts: 101
Posted:Lulz. How often do people know the police line that doesn't constitute 911?

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:Originally Posted By: V_RegalLulz. How often do people know the police line that doesn't constitute 911?

yep, i'd need a phone book.


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NathanielEverist
NathanielEverist

enthusiast
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 20th Aug 2007
Total posts: 315
Posted:I've got my local police dept. in my mobile.

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V_Regal
Lost in the Lights
Location: BC, Canada
Member Since: 16th Feb 2009
Total posts: 101
Posted:I guess Nathaniel's a goodie goodie. o:

You know it's a bad thing when half the local police department know you by full name. ^-^;


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NathanielEverist
NathanielEverist

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Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 20th Aug 2007
Total posts: 315
Posted:I have to call the police on a regular basis, I see lots of people consuming illegal substances around the festivals, markets, gatherings and such that I frequent. It's no uncommon to see somebody smoking a marijuana cigarette (also known as a "joint") at occasions where there is spinning, so of course I have to call the police, eventually I just put the number in my phone. I can also take photos of people on my camera phone for evidence when the police arrive.

Just doing the right thing, no need to thank me guys. smile


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V_Regal
Lost in the Lights
Location: BC, Canada
Member Since: 16th Feb 2009
Total posts: 101
Posted:Good point.

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Originally Posted By: NathanielEveristI have to call the police on a regular basis, I see lots of people consuming illegal substances around the festivals, markets, gatherings and such that I frequent. It's no uncommon to see somebody smoking a marijuana cigarette (also known as a "joint") at occasions where there is spinning, so of course I have to call the police, eventually I just put the number in my phone. I can also take photos of people on my camera phone for evidence when the police arrive.

Just doing the right thing, no need to thank me guys. smile

OMG - are you serious?
Don't ever come to a UK spinning/juggling festiaval/weekly meet, I think you might pass out...


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Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
Member Since: 27th Aug 2006
Total posts: 4728
Posted:Geez, no kidding!!! I think someone has picked the wrong hobby to be the local narc!!! The one time that you'd have a pack of very irate hippies on your hands.

And speaking of irate...I think I'd be a bit ticked off if I ordered something, paid for it, and was then told that they didn't have it. I don't do fast food, but I think this woman was completely justified in acting the way she did. The best thing she could have done, tho, is to go inside and ask to see the manager. There is no reason why she should not have been given a full refund and offered a free meal, too. Sounds like an incompetent, lazy idiot probably took her order.


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V_Regal
Lost in the Lights
Location: BC, Canada
Member Since: 16th Feb 2009
Total posts: 101
Posted:I don't know if I want to go tot he UK anymore... =P

I have bad experience with druggies. I'd probably end up setting a few of them on fire for really annoying me.


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MikefromGlos
MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 985
Posted:there are alot of us uk hippy fire spinners tbf

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Check me out and my thread de-railment wink

Though I suppose you could argue "pointless wasting of police time" is the thread topic tongue2


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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:I think calling the police 3 times was fairly extreme - however, I'd certainly have agreed with getting a bunch of witnesses and taking sueing them - I'm sure her statutory consumer rights must have been contravened.

And yet again, another reason I wouldn't go to McDonalds

maybe we need a 'pot smoking and spinners' thread


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NathanielEverist
NathanielEverist

enthusiast
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 20th Aug 2007
Total posts: 315
Posted:For the record, yeah, I was joking. If I had something against pot smokers, I'm probably going to the wrong festivals.

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Parafinfairy
Parafinfairy

old hand
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 5th Sep 2003
Total posts: 845
Posted:hahahahahah that post by NathanielEverist was a classic btw, cracked me right up before fatty banned him from UK (go toast...) wink!!!!

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MRC
MRC

Funky Blessings Daily

Member Since: 17th Jun 2008
Total posts: 215
Posted:Originally Posted By: PeleSorry but I think she was valid in calling the police, but not 911.

They effectively stole her money and she had the right to call the police to help solve the dispute.
However, over there 911 isn't for such events (I say that because here in smalltown USA, it is).

I wouldn't have gone that route and told them to give me something else but hey, I don't eat at those crap places anyway.
I tend to agree. It sounds blatantly illegal to have some one pay for something you're not going to give them.

I remember hearing the Baltimore area was trying to promote 311 as a non-emergency number.


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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:yesterday i discovered the difibrilators in my placement all say "dial 911".... not the most useful advice in australia.....

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Originally Posted By: Mr Majestikyesterday i discovered the difibrilators in my placement all say "dial 911".... not the most useful advice in australia.....

That's damn slack of the crew in your placement, MM, not to have amended that.
(Explanatory note.. the emergency number here is 000. IN UK it's 999.)

Which segues to another amusing anecdote

Omigod also on that page is a link to this little classic...

Art Fail!



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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:You do get through to 000 if you dial 911, though. I guess its for touros.

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