It’s Friday, and that means some fun stories to cap off the week (like data overages increasing to $100/GB from some wireless carriers), this time from an Uber Eats order gone horribly wrong.
According to CBC News, a Hamilton man was so upset with his cold McDonald’s burger and fries received via his Uber Eats order—he called 911. Uber Eats is a food delivery service, which allows for mobile orders from your smartphone.
Hamilton Police are using this example to inform the public you should not call 911 for cold fast food, but rather only for emergencies:
Officers were called to a McDonald’s in the city Sunday by an “irate” customer who received a cold hamburger and fries after ordering them through Uber Eats, according to service spokesperson Jackie Penman.
“Calling 911 with nuisance calls ties up our lines and makes it difficult for people with serious emergencies to get through to dispatchers,” added Penman. “The system is meant for life and death emergencies.”
According to @SeanJasonWebb, he tweeted an image of the man in question talking to police officers at McDonald’s. Sean writes, “He was getting pretty abusive with the staff. It might have escalated further if they hadn’t shown up.”
A guy at McDonalds called the police in Hamilton because Uber Eats and McDonalds got his order wrong last night. pic.twitter.com/DQvOr5vkXN
— Sean Jason Webb (@SeanJasonWebb) July 2, 2018
This guy definitely wasn’t loving it. Someone give him a giant hug already.