Listen: UK woman calls emergency services over cracked egg

An ambulance service in the UK has revealed the most pointless emergency call it has received in the last six months.

Audio of the conversation was posted on Facebook as part of a campaign urging people to only use the number in the case of an emergency, such as "strokes, cardiac arrest, breathing difficulties and unconsciousness".

In the clip, the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) call centre worker can be heard repeatedly asking the woman if the patient is able to breathe before finally getting a response: "Yeah I'm alright, I'm alright."

The woman then goes on to elaborate on her issue, which is far from the emergency the 999 number is reserved for.

"I just need some advice," she begins.

"I've got a box of eggs in the fridge. One of them was cracked so I moved the eggs into the lid of the box and the box has been open in the fridge overnight.

"Can you keep a box of eggs open in the fridge?"

The call centre worker somehow remains professional in her response, explaining "this is the ambulance service, we can't advise you about eggs I'm afraid".

"Well who can I ring?" the woman asks, to a blunt response: "Not 999."

The EMAS says it receives about 2500 calls every day, and has had a number of bizarre calls in the last six months alone - including about a person pouring milk over their body as part of an art installation, a stolen cup, and a request for some breakfast.


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