I Work From Home

911 OPERATOR: 911—what’s your emergency?

ROBERT: Hi, I . . . uh . . . I work from home.

Read the full New Yorker post, I work from home, by Colin Nissan. Funny.

4 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Too funny…uncomfortably familiar.

  2. 911-Porsche.

  3. I work with 9-1-1 Dispatchers at the State level in Oklahoma. I was intrigued by the title but soon realized the Dispatcher is keeping the man talking, while she gets him help. Distracting him from his possible desire to being alone and possibly hurt himself. This is such a great example, all be it fiction, I think it shows the work Dispatchers truly do. Not every call is a pursuit, or gunshot, or horrific accident. Some are just people needing to know they are not alone, and when reaching out to those around them is too difficult, they reach for the only people they know will certainly answer the phone.

    Help comes in many forms.

  4. I read Stacey’s comment first so the tone with which I read the story was on the serious side. And then I read….”So you went from (watching) Meerkats straight to Pornography?” And then I lost it. :)