is a writer and editor
in san francisco
Joe Veix imagines emergency texts to 911: http://nyr.kr/1lwoWZL
JIMMY PETERS: hey u up?
911: Hello! You’ve reached 911 Emergency Services. Please text us the nature of your emergency.
JIMMY PETERS: just drinkin, thinking bout you. wanna come over?
911: Do you require the police, fire department, or an ambulance?
JIMMY PETERS: don’t u miss what we had?
911: This is 911, we never had anything.
Photograph: Alan Singer/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty
On 7/24 Lyra Smith was five minutes late so I started texting her.