The excessive or compulsive playing of computer and video games could potentially have disastrous negative effects on your behavior and everyday life. The video game addiction may present itself as rapid mood swings, compulsive obsession over game achievements and even full isolation from social life.
All of these were reasons for a worried mother from Wales to call the authorities. She complained that her child wouldn’t stop playing on his new Xbox in days and even refused to eat. The operator had to neglect all the other calls to deal with this bizarre case by giving the mother tips on how to deal with her kid’s obsession over Xbox.
This case and other weird calls featuring people complaining of lost broken heels and stuck couches in the hallway are just some of the thousands of random calls that the police operators pick up on a yearly basis.
According to police officials this trivial usage of the emergency line could potentially hinder the authorities in picking up a call with a real life-threating situation.