It's completely ridiculous for someone to call 911 to inquire whether it really is illegal to grow marijuana for personal usage. But it's completely reasonable to do so if you're in the middle of a SANDWICH EMERGENCY. Which is exactly the situation Rother McLennon found himself in yesterday when his local deli gave him a hard time over his order. Listen below.
“I specifically asked for little turkey, and little ham, a lot of cheese and a lot of mayonnaise and they are giving me a hard time," McLennon told the 911 dispatcher, complaining about the Greatful Deli in East Hartford on Wednesday afternoon. "I wonder if you can stop by and just…” Instead of calling in their elite Sandwich Rescue Service, the incredulous dispatcher just recommended he not buy the sandwich there. But this is not just about today's sandwich: "She's telling me she won't make it for me again, and it's because of that. I just want to solve this the right way...So I'm just wondering if you could come by."
McLennon really lucked out with the most patient 911 dispatcher ever. In the end, it turned out that McLennon had placed a phone order for 14 sandwiches, then complained about how they had been made and refused to pay. The deli owner told NBC that McLennon called and apologized, and told them that he would be coming back in the future for more sandwiches. Next time he has this problem, McLennon should turn to the Waterfront Commission, who have a lot of experience dealing with these types of investigations.