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    Someone Needs To Get His Brain In Gear

    | Hutchinson, MN, USA | Employees, Ignoring/Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful

    (Just as I’m coming down a hill, my car makes an odd noise and slows to a stop. I manage to get my car to the shoulder and try to get the gas going, but no luck. I see that there is a police officer nearby, so I put on the emergency flashers and go out to ask him if he can offer any kind of assistance.)

    Me: “Officer, I—”

    Cop: “You can’t park there.”

    (I’m slightly baffled as to why he thought I am voluntarily parked there, as my emergency flashers are clearly on and I am visibly panicking and near tears.)

    Me: “I’m sorry, I’m not parked; my car broke down. I was just wondering—”

    Cop: “You can’t park there. This is a parade route.”

    Me: “I’m sorry, I had no idea there would be a parade. I was only passing through when my car broke down—”

    Cop: “You’re going to have to drive it around that corner down there. There’s a parking lot a ways down.”

    Me: “…Sir, my car broke down. I can’t drive it.”

    Cop: “Well, you can’t park there.”

    Me: *nearly crying, and getting angry* “Sir, I can’t help that my car broke down. I can’t drive it. I was wondering if—”

    Cop: “Well, get in, start it, and put it in drive. You can’t be parked here. The parade’s coming through soon.”

    Me: “Sir, I already told you, I can’t drive it. I hit the accelerator and it doesn’t go.”

    Cop: “Well, you’ll have to move. I already told you you can’t park there.”

    (Fortunately, a couple of wonderful gentlemen came by at that point, saw that I was panicked, and pushed my car a few blocks away to a parking lot where I could leave it until I could get a tow and a ride.)