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    Man Dials 999 After Finding Cat In Kitchen

    Gloucestershire police have revealed a man dialled 999 for help to remove a cat that had wandered into his house.

    The bizarre request was one of more than 4,000 inappropriate emergency calls received by the force this year alone.

    The man in question was politely advised by the officer who answered the phone to simply shoo the cat out of the back door.

    In another call, police could hear only shouting in the background.

    But when officers arrived at the scene they discovered it was merely an argument between a husband and wife over whose turn it was to do the washing up.

    Further inappropriate calls included a teenager who rang to complain about his parents redecorating his room, and a taxi driver who had not been paid his full fare by a customer.

    Gloucestershire control room inspector Andy Poole said: "The delay this is causing in getting the emergency services to real incidents is self-apparent."

    Mr Poole urged the public to remember that "the 999 system is for emergencies only" and that non-urgent calls put lives at risk.
    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Strange-News/Cat-In-House-Prompts-Emergency-999-Call-To-Gloucestershire-Police/Article/201009415745889?lpos=Strange_News_Carousel_Region_ 4&lid=ARTICLE_15745889_Cat_In_House_Prompts_Emerge ncy_999_Call_To_Gloucestershire_Police

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    Police in Sussex have revealed examples of ludicrous emergency calls, including one woman who became so distressed about losing her slippers she dialled 999.

    Another phoned up as an unexpected delivery was under way - her gerbil had gone into labour.

    Call handlers at Sussex Police expect to deal with life-threatening situations, but have recently had to field calls about smelly drains and an unsatisfactory hotel room.

    The examples of time-wasting - which occured between November 2009 and January of this year - have been released by the force to remind people only to call in cases of real emergencies.

    A statement from the force said: "Every day, our communications staff can answer up to 1,000 emergency calls from the public: if you dial 999, we'll do everything we can to speak to you within ten seconds but sometimes our operators are faced with calls which don't quite come under the category of 'emergency'.

    "Just bear in mind that if your gerbil has gone into labour, you're not sure where your slippers have gone, your drains smell or you don't like your hotel room, you might want to try another route before calling the emergency services."

    A spokeswoman for the force told Sky News Online that in some cases the people calling in were physically and mentally vunerable.

    Devon and Cornwall police released a similar list in January.

    One man phoned up because his Chinese takeway was late, while a woman panicked and called police after she woke up with a duvet around her head.

    Other calls to Sussex Police included:

    •A regular caller who reads out newspaper articles
    •A drunk man asking for a lift home
    •Someone asking for the time
    •A woman phoning because her pipes had burst
    •A man asking for a taxi

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        my dad works for the ambulance service mashallah and there was a 999 call out recently for someone who had toothache

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          The burger king woman is a JOKE!
          *~* Learn Patience from Aasiyah (RA); Loyalty from Khadhija (RA); Sincerity from Aisha (RA) and Steadfastness from Fatima (RA).*~*

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            Originally posted by Zesty View Post
            The burger king woman is a JOKE!
            :rotfl: that was insane
            "O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and if you distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do." [An-Nisa 4:135]

            The Prophet :saw: said:

            "Whosoever leaves off obedience and separates from the Jamaa'ah and dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah. Whoever fights under the banner of the blind, becoming angry for 'asabiyyah (nationalism/tribalism/partisanship) or calling to 'asabiyyah, or assisting 'asabiyyah, then dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah."

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            Narrated 'Abdullah:

            The Prophet, said, "Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (evil doing) and killing him is Kufr (disbelief)." sahih bukhari


            "Creeping upon you is the diseases of those people before you: envy and hatred. And hatred is the thing that shaves. I do not say it shaves the hair but it shaves the religion!

            By the One in whose Hand is my soul, you will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Certainly, let me inform you of that which may establish such things: spread the greetings and peace among yourselves."

            [Recorded by Imam Ahmad and Al-Tirmidhi]

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              Originally posted by ahaneefah View Post
              lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              And the (faithful) slaves of the Most Gracious (All‚h) are those who walk on the earth in humility and sedateness, and when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness. (25:63)

              O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a trade that will save you from a painful torment? (10) That you believe in All‚h and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW),and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of All‚h with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know! (11) (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwellings in Adn (Edn) Paradise; that is indeed the great success. (12)

              JazakAllah khair for the duas but i would prefer duas for shahadah instead.

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                I remember one totally gormless-sounding Yorkshire woman calling up and going "boilers broke" on tv :rotfl:

                The dude that reads the newspaper sounds cute though, I bet it's an old man and he takes it proper seriously.

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                  what? scared to be scratched by a cat?...lol
                  "And swell not thy cheek (for pride) at men, nor walk in insolence through the earth; for Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster. Surah Luqman:18

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