Tween and teen

This teen called 911 when her parents "forced her" on a cottage vacation

We know you’re way cooler than your parents but that doesn’t mean you need to be rescued.

Photo: iStock

Photo: iStock

A Mississauga teenager called 911 to complain when her parents “forced her” on a trip to a rental cottage in Trent Hills. We didn’t get the memo, but apparently the new definition of an “emergency” according to the teen dictionary is being forced to go to the cottage with your parents. No WiFi, too many mosquitoes, having to hang out with your boring parents? Oh, you poor thing. Someone get this girl some help!

The Ontario Provincial Police informed her that going on vacation with your family is not, in fact, an emergency. “This appeared to be a case of a teenager being a teenager,” says Northumberland OPP Const. Steve Bates who did not believe this was an appropriate way to use the emergency phone number, despite how the girl felt about the situation. The officers also had to check out the area to make sure there was no real danger.

The 15-year-old girl was given a warning about the misuse of 911. Let’s just hope her parents teach her some more common sense before the next “emergency.” And for future reference, to all the teens out there: we get it. We know you’re way cooler than your parents, but that doesn’t mean you need to be rescued.

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