‘IF YOU eat your greens you’ll grow up big and strong.’
Everyone will have heard the expression at one point in their childhood, usually as they stare at the vegetable-based remnants of a dinner that once included more alluring food items like meat or potato.
But one 12-year-old boy from Canada was having none of it when his parents made him eat a salad for his dinner.
He decided to take a stand for greens-hating kids everywhere and did the only thing that made sense at the time: call the police. Twice.
According to NBC New York, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police received a call from the boy at around 10pm on Tuesday, June 19th, asking for help.
It’s unclear quite what he expected the police to do. Maybe turn up armed with turkey twizzlers.
But before they could even come to his ‘rescue’, the boy called the emergency services again to ask when the police would be arriving and bitch a little bit more about the salad.
Once they arrived at the scene, the police decided to have a stern talk…with the boy, of course.
Speaking to NBC Corporal Dal Hutchinson explained that the incident serves as a reminder to children and parents to think carefully before calling the emergency services.
“While many can relate to the dislike of a salad at times, this raises a more important issue that warrants discussion at all ages,” he said.
“The improper use of 911 is an issue with all age groups and it ties up valuable resources, preventing emergency first responders from dealing with real emergencies.”
Unfortunately, at the time of writing, details of what was included in the salad and what made it so repulsive to the young boy, are unknown.
For all we know it could have had literal pieces of s**t in it, which would have made the kid’s call a justifiable one. That seems unlikely though.