Okay, so it's a little early. But we just found out at work that we are having a costume contest on Halloween for those of us
Except there's a catch: We have to dress up as a typecode.
Let me 'splain.
As a 911 operator in my county, I have the
Every call we take has to be entered with the appropriate typecode, which is a 2 to 6 digit "code" for whatever is going on. Like "DV" for domestic violence. PERW for a person with a weapon (but only if it's not a DV, because if it was, then it would be DVW).
ACCINJ for a vehicle accident where someone is injured.
BURGR for a residential burglar.
And the less obvious like PRKVIO for parking violation. DVOPV for violation of a restraining order. LANDIS for landlord tenant disputes. ALMH for hold up alarm.
And the extremely obvious: ARGUE. FIGHT. DUI. NOISE. STAB. ARSON. BOMB.
I've been trying to get STOOPD and WHINER, but so far they aren't going for it.
So I've been trying to figure out what would be fun. Clearly things like LEWD just wouldn't be appropriate for the workplace. PROST(itution) probably wouldn't be either. DOA might be fun.
Secret Agent Man suggested I be a missing person:
this kind (ADULTM)
...and just not show up.
AIRDN (airplane down) would be interesting to try.
As would RECKDR (reckless driver).
I also like DETOX (detox van for an intoxicated person) or LIQVIO (liquor violation).
Or WELFAR (check the welfare of someone).
Too bad we don't have a typecode for train wreck...
I can do that without even trying!