My friend sent me this:
An operator at an Emergency Call Centre has been fired, much to the annoyance of colleagues, who are reportedly unhappy at the dismissal.
A caller dialled 999 from a mobile phone, stating: “I am depressed and lying here on a railway track. I’m waiting for a train to come so I can finally meet my maker.”
Apparently, “Remain calm and stay on the line” was not considered to be the appropriate response.