Sunday, April 26, 2009

Kids. OnStar. Don't touch!

Scenario: Mason, Payton and Nika are sitting in the car listening to music while Kyle and I assemble rocking chairs in the driveway.

Connecting to Onstar Emergency ...
*blares from the car speakers*

Ring, ring, ring ...


*sprint to the car*

Onstar Emergency, this is Johnny. What is your emergency?

*pull kids out of the car*

Sorry, my daughter hit the button on accident.

Okay, we will disconnect the call. We are here if you need us.

Thank you.


Payton! No! No! No!


Unfortunately this has happened to us more than once. Okay, more than twice. Perhaps more than three times. Even when we have been sitting in the car with the kids. Sigh. Why is it that the emergency button is in such an ... umm, accessible ... spot? The first time the button was pushed, we disconnected the call before they answered. But they called us back. Apparently you can't hang up on an emergency call. Oops. Makes sense to me ... now that I think about it.

I know we aren't the only ones. Fess up peeps. Let's hear it. BTW ... watch this video ... hysterical.


  1. That was hilarious!!

    We don't have On star- probably a very good thing!

  2. We don't have Onstar, but my youngest called 911 when he was about 9 months old. We lived on base at the time, and I was talking to a friend on the home phone, and see cops pull up in front of the house, They inform me someone has called, and they have to search my house!
    Then they accused me of running an in home daycare. I said no, my kids are just spoiled.
    So at least they didn't come an search your car. I have to admit, my car would be more embarrasing than my house. My house is clean, my car, well