June 21st 2013 6:40 am
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We had some extreme excitement last night -- at 3 a.m., to be precise. Mom was awakened by somebody leaning on the doorbell and pounding on the door. She bolted upright in bed and saw, through the bedroom window, beams from flashlights darting around outside. She grabbed her robe, ran downstairs and opened the door to see three police officers in the doorway and three squad cars in our driveway!
They had a 911 hangup call from our phone. Assured that Mom hadn't called 911, the officer suggested that maybe one of us did. Mom thought that very unlikely, but she checked all the phones and all of them were in their cradles.
At 7:30, when she was drinking coffee, the cops came again. Another 911 hangup call. And again at 9 a.m. Mom called Verizon. The technician can't come until Sunday. So Mom unplugged all the phones and called the police to tell them to please not break down the door if they get another 911 call and she isn't home to reassure them.
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sheesh! that is scary! I hope they can figure it out. Heck us kitties would only call for a catnip delivery anyways...
That's so weird! Hope it all gets figured out.
Wowza, that is a good trick! I haven't figured out how to call 911 yet - I need instructions, how did you do it? I hope you don't get arrested and sent to cat jail. If you do, we'll all come break you out!
wow how very strange, I am with Newman we will help break you out but please do tell us how you did it? Mom only has a cell phone an we do not know how to use it
You know there's ways of changing your number to any number you want. Maybe the cops have a way of checking for that. Could be snotty nose kids playing pranks.
Hope you guys figure out what is going on.
Forgot to tell ya, that they use the internet to change their numbers. Just another irratating misuse of the Internet.
The Verizon guy was here today, and he changed out the service box and the backup battery. But of course he first said that it was probably our phone. They always say that.
Mom would be happy to drop the landline service, but we have really bad cellphone reception at our house. She had to stand at the end of the driveway to call Verizon to fix the landline. Not something she wants to do on a regular basis, especially in the winter.
So all that excitement was caused by faulty phones. That more excitement than I could handle at that time of night. Mum's not a happy camper if she woken up suddenly.
Wasn't the phone, though. The Verizon guy changed out the service and the backup battery, and guess what? Today we have no phone, no Internet and no TV. You think our computers and our televisions all went kaput at once?
And Verizon says it can't get back to us until Wednesday, so I'm going to lose out on a lot of Catster! Grrrr.