I have been told I am a bit off center and/or goofy. In fact I accuse myself of this from time to time. It’s just my easy going nature. What happened to me is certainly entertaining and funny, definitely blog worthy! I was at a residential customer’s house and had completed the service. The customer wanted to pay by credit card and for security reasons it must be called in Vs written down. I had left my phone in the truck so the customer told me to use her home phone.
Not Actual Photo, Used For Parody Purposes
Our main office number is 781-769-9111 so I began dialing 781-769….. and the customer asked me a question which I replied to. I did not realize the phone number entry erased since I did not continue with the number. After a 1 minute pause for responding to the question I continued dialing the remainder of our number 911 and hit send. I was distracted so I did not realize I left off the last 1 before I hit send so I hung up. I redialed correctly and called in the payment. I was walking to the truck and the police office asked if everything was OK to which I said yes. The homeowner came out and the police wanted to know if she was OK.
When asked what this was about the police said someone from this home dialed 911 then hung up! They checked out the house & saw everyone was fine. We all had a good laugh about the situation. Needless to say I will not make this mistake again….at least I don’t think so.
Dave McNulty - EHS Pest Service Specialist