Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Now y'all know that I am all about the partying. But I also like to stay safe. Most will say that you are safe because you have a cellphone. Guess what? That may not be the case.

Back when I was working for the Death Star, I went into San Francisco to take a test. On my way back to the office, a group of three guys tried to mug me. I escaped, unharmed, and immediately hit "911" on my phone. Guess what? In California your call is sent to the nearest State Police dispatcher. In my case, that would be Vallejo. And if you're familiar with the Bay Area, then you know how far away this is. Then this dispatcher contacts the local PD. The delay in relaying the message could mean your life.

As a result of this incident, I have always kept the number for the police in my city programmed in my phone. Pre-iPhone, this number was one of my one touch dialing options. Now it's one of my favorites.

Please look up the number for your local PD and program it into your phone. It could be a matter of life or death.

And big props out to Fluffycat for our conversation that made me remember this tidbit.


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