March 4, 2009 by admncc
The Constant Complainer is an award winning blog. Therefore, that must mean that I am a good blogger. I share everything from real life stories to opinions on here. And they are all written in a well thought out manner. I do research on my topics for the purposes of future discussion and I am very particular about which Guest Posts I use.
Now, you can take the fancy introduction I just wrote and toss it out the door, because I am about to go on a one-sided rant that you haven’t seen the likes of since Chevy Chase’s character flipping out in this scene near the end of “Christmas Vacation.”
Do you realize it is against the law to misuse calling 911? Latreasa Davis of Fort Pierce, Florida, found that out when she called 911 three times to report that a McDonald’s restaurant would not serve her a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets.
No, I did not mis-type. You read that correctly. This woman allegedly ordered a 10-piece, paid for it, was told they didn’t have any McNuggets available, was asked to choose another item from the menu, stated she wanted a refund, was told she couldn’t get a refund and then called 911 three times to request police assistance.
I am glad she was arrested. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that she misused 911. Of course now it appears that she’s trying to spin it and say that she considered it a theft because the employee wouldn’t return her money, but to me, that excuse is coming way late and in no way justifies her actions.
Ms. Davis, I’d like to ask you a few questions to help me better understand your decision making rationale. My guess is that you didn’t stop for a second to consider or ask these questions beforehand.
- Why was the restaurant out of McNuggets? Were some cooking at the time or were they completely out of stock? And if they were cooking, how long was it before they would have been ready to be served.
- Why wouldn’t they give you a refund? Was it against their policy? Was the manager not readily available? Was their computer system down?
- Were you even talking to the right person? You thought you were talking to the manager, but did you confirm that? Did you ask who the highest ranking person in the restaurant was? Did you ask if it was a corporate or franchise restaurant and/or who the owner was? Did you confirm that the person you were talking to even had the authority to make decisions?
- Why didn’t you just leave and take up your monetary issue with the owner or corporation later?
- Do you realize the waste of county resources you caused by tying up the 911 line three times?
- In all honesty, was your issue a legitimate emergency?
Ms. Davis, I’m glad you were arrested. I think you wasted the taxpayer’s money with your antics. I think you wasted county resources and their time. I think you overreacted about a $3 product and could have handled it a million other ways. I think it is embarrassing that any news outlet is giving you 15 seconds of fame. I thought you were out of your league in your news interview. And I think that you should have left the restaurant that day, even if you were upset, and tried to resolve the issue through other avenues, such as the Better Business Bureau.
Have fun trying to find a defense lawyer. You should have at least bought a cup of coffee, spilled it on yourself and sued. Then, at least you’d have a case…