From today’s news:

The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) says it is worrying that two girls lost last night in a stormwater drain raised the alert on a social networking site rather than ringing 000.


What’s happened to our youth when they’d think of Facecrack before, oh you know, calling the emergency number.


I always thought of 000 as one of those ‘common knowledge’ things in life. Apparently I’m old-fashioned and a fuddy-duddy!

Although, I have to admit that my second thought was “wow, you can get mobile phone reception in a drain?”

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4 thoughts on “This is the part where I say “back in my day…”

  1. They only did facebook because they didnt want their parents finding out! But then their friends who saw it didnt know what to do and called 000 so their parents found out anyway… good effort though, smart plan :P
    .-= Manda´s last blog ..Googling The Dead =-.

    Posted on 7 September 2009 at 6:23 am
  2. Maybe they thought their friends were familiar with the drains and would know the way out. Makes sense to me. :)
    .-= spotrick´s last blog ..Social Networking explained =-.

    Posted on 7 September 2009 at 6:31 am
  3. haha, good on their mates for dobbing them in ;) hopefully they’ve learned their lesson now!

    Posted on 8 September 2009 at 2:14 am
  4. It stopped making sense to me when I read people tweeting their labours and births. Too scary.
    .-= Naomi´s last blog ..have kids, will travel =-.

    Posted on 13 September 2009 at 11:28 am