Child calls 911 for help with math homework

We usually tell our children that whenever they need help, they can ask for it by calling 911. But this child took this lesson to a whole new level!

The boy had problems with homework, so he decided to call someone to help him. He went to the phone and called the only number he knew, 911. Is it true that this number is associated with people who need help? Yes. Somewhere he was probably right too…

The responding operator began asking standard questions. After some confusion, the operator understood that in fact with the math problems the child has problems.

Operator: 911 emergencies

Boy: Yeah I need some help

Operator: What’s the matter?

Boy: With my math.

Operator: With your mouth?

Boy: No with my math. I have to do it. Will you help me?

Operator: Sure. Where do you live?

Boy: No with my math.

Operator: Yeah I know. Where do you live though?

Boy: No, I want you to talk to me on the phone.

Operator: No I can’t do that. I can send someone else to help you.

Boy: Okay

Operator: what kind of math do you have that you need help with?

Boy: I have take aways.

Operator: Oh, you have to do the take aways.

Boy: Yeah

Operator: Alright, what’s the problem?

Boy: Um, you have to help me with my math.

Operator: Okay, tell me what the math is.

Boy: Okay. 16 take away 8 is what?

Operator: You tell me. How much do you think it is?

Boy: I don’t know,1.

Operator: No. How old are you?

Boy: I’m only 4.

Operator: 4!

Boy: Yeah.

Operator: What’s another problem, that was a tough one.

Boy: Um, oh here’s one. 5 take away 5.

Operator: 5 take away 5 and how much do you think that is?

Boy: 5

Wiman: Johnny what do you think you’re doing!?

Boy: the policeman is helping me with my math.

Woman: What did I tell you about going on the phone?

Operator: It’s the mother…

Boy: You said if I need help to call somebody.

Woman: I didn’t mean the police!


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