911, not a joke but awkward
I was walking down the street when this woman ran out of a office building, and ran right into traffic while screaming. Luckly she didn't get hit by a car. No one was chasing her, as far as I could tell she didn't have anything wrong (other then yelling) so I wasn't sure what to do. I decided to call 911. The call went something like this:
Operator: This is emergancy services.
Me: I just saw a woman running down the street screaming.
Operator (pause): And?
Me: I thought someone should do something, she almost got hit by a car and doesn't seem to know what she's doing.
Operator: Was someone chasing her?
Operator: So you want to report a woman was running?
Me: Yes (pause) and screaming, like something was wrong.
Operator: Was their anything wrong with the woman?
Me: I don't know.
Operator: OK, thanks for calling, (hangs up).
About 10 mintues later my cellphone rings. I answer it and it's a cop.
Cop: This is officer (whatever). Why did you call 911?
Me: Well I saw a woman almost get hit by a car...
Cop: So someone almost got hurt and you called 911?
Me: It wasn't like that, she was screaming, like something was wrong.
Cop: OK, where was this woman supposed to be?
Me: Heading down Smith Street, and she wasn't 'supposed to be' she was doing it.
Cop: Were is she now?
Me: I have no idea, she ran off.
Cop: So what do you expect me to do?
Me: I don't know, I thought I should call in case she was in trouble.
Cop: (no response)
Me: Can I go now? I don't know what else to tell you.
Cop: (sounding annoyed) Yeah I guess but expect that I might call you back.