PSA: If a restaurant gets your chicken sandwich order wrong, speak to the manager, not 911.
While this might seem like the obvious thing to do, an Ontario man thought tying up the 911 emergency line was the right move.
Peel police released an audio clip of the man’s ’emergency’ call, along with a reminder that people should never call 911 over an incorrect food order.
During the call, the customer requests that the operator send help to Queen Street after the restaurant put a tomato on his chicken sandwich despite having told them not to.
When the 911 operator asks what the owner said, the customer says “Well, I ordered a chicken sandwich and basically the owner, I told him right before I ordered, I can’t eat tomatoes, because I’m allergic.”
The dispatcher then tells the caller that he shouldn’t have called 911.
“Please don’t call 911 in the future for fried chicken mishaps,” she says.
“A restaurant getting your order wrong is not an emergency,” Peel Regional Police tweeted following the incident.
“A better way to deal with it would be to speak to the manager or call head office.”
However, given the seriousness of the matter, police still made light of the situation and tweeted “P.S tomatoes don’t belong on any sandwich. Change my mind.”
A restaurant getting your order wrong is NOT an emergency.
A better way to deal with it would be to speak to the manager or call head office.
P.S. Tomatoes don’t belong on ANY sandwich.
Change my mind.
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) September 21, 2019