Speaking of Needy … Bad Choices


Speaking of needy … some people make really bad choices.  (OK, this is kind of a continuation of another blog post, Why I Blog (in case you were curious) – Part 1 and Why I Blog – Part 2 )

I find myself marveling sometimes at the amount of people running around this world that are “needy.” So many people lack the ability to think a problem through and make a decision about how to handle a situation.  Am I the only one that doesn’t think it’s appropriate to call 911 when (a) your child won’t get up for school, or is being disrespectful to you, (b) your ex-girlfriend won’t give you back your laptop that you left at her place after you broke up with her, or (c) you loaned your car to your friend’s sister’s boyfriend and now he’s off driving it somewhere but you don’t know where.  These are all calls that have resulted from a lack of  conscious thought about the possible outcome of a situation, bringing about the implementation of poor decision-making skills and thus ensuring a negative outcome.  Sucks to be you.

In other words, they make bad choices and then want someone (police, medics, etc.) to “fix” it for them.

Maybe I’m becoming jaded. I guess it’s the nature of the job; if people didn’t make bad choices there wouldn’t be a need for 911, and I would be out of a job.

Not everyone is like this; we have “legitimate” 911 calls all the time. But we also get calls from people who have made poor choices, and now are surprised when the outcome isn’t what they wanted.  They then call 911 … remember people, 911 is for in-progress emergencies where life or property is in danger … and want an officer to solve their problem

Many times the “solution” is not what they hoped. Sometimes it involves a trip to jail … for both parties.  Again, chalk that up to poor choices.  If you’re the one to call the police, don’t give them an excuse to take you to jail.

Just a little food for thought.  🙂