Math Homework 911 Call

A boy calls 911 to get help with is math homework.


Operator: 911 emergencies. 
Boy: Yeah I need some help. 
Operator: What’s the matter? 
Boy: With my math. 
Operator: With your mouth? 
Boy: No with my math. I have to do it. Will you help me? 
Operator: Sure. Where do you live? 
Boy: No with my math. 
Operator: Yeah I know. Where do you live though? 
Boy: No, I want you to talk to me on the phone. 
Operator: No I can’t do that. I can send someone else to help you. 
Boy: Okay. 
Operator: What kind of math do you have that you need help with? 
Boy: I have take aways. 
Operator: Oh you have to do the take aways. 
Boy: Yeah. 
Operator: Alright, what’s the problem? 
Boy: Um, you have to help me with my math. 
Operator: Okay. Tell me what the math is. 
Boy: Okay. 16 take away 8 is what? 
Operator: You tell me. How much do you think it is? 
Boy: I don’t know, 1. 
Operator: No. How old are you? 
Boy: I’m only 4. 
Operator: 4! 
Boy: Yeah. 
Operator: What’s another problem, that was a tough one. 
Boy: Um, oh here’s one. 5 take away 5. 
Operator: 5 take away 5 and how much do you think that is? 
Boy: 5. 
Woman: Johnny what do you think you’re doing?! 
Boy: The policeman is helping me with my math. 
Woman: What did I tell you about going on the phone? 
Operator: It’s the mother… 
Boy: You said if I need help to call somebody. 
Woman: I didn’t mean the police.



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