Earl and Bubba had been on a weekend hunting trip and had bagged an enormous buck. They were taking turns bringing their prize back to the campsite, and it was Bubba’s turn to carry it. He was struggling under the weight, when all of a sudden he clutched his chest and collapsed!
Luckily, Earl had a cell phone, and he immediately called 911. The following is a transcript of the conversation.
Operator: “9-1-1 operator. Please state the nature of your emergency.”
Earl: “We was out hunting, and my friend Bubba just keeled over dead!”
Operator: “Okay, sir. I need you to remain calm. The first thing I want you to do is go make sure your friend really is dead.”
Earl: “All right, hang on just a second…”
(17 seconds elapse, followed by a loud “BANG”) Earl: “Okay, he’s dead. Now what?”