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What’s the Matter with Broward County?

This wouldn't be tolerated in Reno

Broward County, Florida residents are upset.  No, it’s not the high unemployment, the poor schools or Charlie Crist‘s flip-flopping.

No, they aren’t getting the service they feel they deserve from fast food joints.  Forget dealing with the manager or complaining to the regional office.  They’re going right to the top. 

They’re calling the Broward County 9-1-1 emergency service to complain. reports that “911 Callers are a Joke in Broward County”:

“I ordered chicken nuggets and they don’t have chicken nuggets,” one woman called 911 to report.

“Screaming in my ear, ‘I wanted the sausage, and he gave me the burrito!'” emergency dispatcher April McGill recalls from one call. “She’s trying to force me to eat something off the menu that I don’t want!”

People have asked for police escorts to concerts, rides to the liquor store and instructions on how to make meatballs. One woman even called to ask what day it was.

Now, I know you’re saying to yourself: This is a political blog. So, what does this have to do with politics?

In the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential race, Broward County was the epicenter of the “hanging chad” and “butterfly ballot” controversies.

Make sense now?

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Written by kensten

10/05/2010 at 6:08 pm

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