Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Scheduling conflict

When people are upset, they don't always do a great job of thinking things through, but most people do a little better than this:
Lee County Port Authority Police said Soraya Evette Billinge, 36, called from her cellphone and told the dispatcher she was upset about her husband working nights because she doesn't like being home alone, WBBH-TV, Fort Myers, reported Tuesday.

A transcript of a recording of her phone conversation with the dispatcher indicated she said her husband works for Delta Airlines at the airport.

Billinge became upset when the dispatcher told her police could not help with her problem, police said.

"OK I blow up, I blow up 10 planes," she allegedly said before hanging up the phone.
Okay, let's look at where she went wrong. First of all, if you're unhappy about being at home alone while your husband is stuck working at the airport, threatening to blow up several planes is probably not going to get him home from his shift any faster. Also, making that threat directly to a police dispatcher is likely to cause you some legal difficulties. Other than that stuff, though, pretty solid plan.

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