Archive for the ‘Phone’ Category

Emergency Room Service

September 2, 2010

Okay…I just want to get this out of the way.  Another oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It is not a platform owned by BP.  No fatalities.  That is all I have to say about that.

Mark Eskelsen, of Oregon, spent 10 hours resting in a hot tub.  The problem is the hot tub is not his.  See, Eskelsen is homeless, so his calling the police to tell them he had been soaking in a hot tub, periodically yelling, was not his intuitive side shining through.  There is more, yet—he started the call by telling the 9-1-1 operator he was the sheriff of Washington County.  Later, he came clean with the dispatcher.  He also requested a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows…and a hug.  The article does not mention who owned the hot tub.  The detail that arrests my attention is the cell phone he used to call 9-1-1.Homeless Coder I do not know many homeless people walking around with cell phones.  The homeless person I did know had a cell phone, but he stopped buying minutes when he could not afford rent.  The stereotypical image of homeless people shows a group of people in one area with shopping carts and bags full of cans (with a music box somewhere in the mix…and a spray bottle with a towel).  What purpose would a cell phone serve here?  *ring* Hey, I found the motherload of cans over here, under the bridge.  Yeah, there are even one-pint Pabst Blue Ribbon cans.  All right, see you in about 10 sec—oh wait…there you are *click*.  They may be homeless, but there is an appreciation for classical music—until they figure out how to change the ringtone.