File this one under: things that make you feel better about your own decision-making abilities.
A Canadian teenager called 911 last week to complain about what she perceived to be a very serious issue: Her parents, in her words, "forced" her, to go on a vacation that was not up to her standards. Perhaps she thought a quaint but boring cottage holiday east of Toronto qualified as false imprisonment? Alas it was not.
Ontario Provincial Police, likely rolling their eyes back as far in their heads as possible, cautioned the 15-year-old girl that she was not using the emergency system the right way. Basically, #byegirl, as you might expect.
"This appeared to be a case of a teenager being a teenager," police honcho Steve Bates told CBC News. "Although she perceived this as a real issue, it was not an appropriate use of 911."
And that's a rather generous assessment. We remember being sulky teenagers and squandering our parents' hard-earned vacation time and money — but we can't recall ever being quite that clueless.
Officers actually responded to the cottage to make sure that everyone was safe and that there actually wasn't an emergency requiring police attention.
"Calls such as this tie up police resources which could impact the safety of others in the community who are in real need of assistance," Bates told the Canadian pub.
Sigh. We can only imagine that the teen will some day have kids of her own who will punish her in similar fashion, as is the cycle of life. Vacation karma is coming for you eventually, petulant teen!
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