Call handlers for the North West Ambulance service are reminding people not to phone 999 unless in a genuine emergency - after getting a string of silly phone calls.
One woman called the Trust because she wanted some groceries and a shower.
Another man rang in to try to order an ambulance in advance, saying he "might need it later":
Other culprits revealed by the service include a man whose emergency is that he "just wanted to go home".
Staff at the Trust, who take between 50 and 70 calls during a 12 hour shift, are asking people to "make the right call" in deciding what service to ring - and to leave 999 free for those in serious or life threatening situations.
But while it’s possible to see the funny side of some of these calls, they take up vital time and resources that should be deployed to those with a genuine emergency.
Director of operations at NWAS, Ged Blezard, said: “Our call centre staff work very hard and play a vital role in the care of our patients. There are people alive today because of their actions.”