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Published:February 10th, 2009 11:26 EST
Old Guy Calls 911 After Diner Runs Out Of Lemonade

Old Guy Calls 911 After Diner Runs Out Of Lemonade

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Authorities said a man, 66, was arrested after calling 911 on Saturday to complain that a fast food restaurant ran out of lemonade."

The Associated Press

Fast food restaurants are manned by clueless teenagers, and we`ve all endured trivial irritations like getting the wrong order. But when a pimply kid asks me "Do you want fries with that?" I don`t tase him and I don`t call 911.

Did the crotchety old guy think that the 911 dispatcher was going to send an officer with a glass of cold and refreshing lemonade to quench his thirst?

Abusing the 911 communication system is a serious infraction, and I hope that the old man spends at least a day in jail. I wonder who he`s going to call if his cell mate becomes overly friendly with him.

If that old codger returns to that same fast food joint, I hope the employees intentionally give him milk or a Coke the next time he orders a lemonade. The old fool would really go bonkers, they`d better have a defibrillator on hand.