"The Hamlet Public Works."
"Hello. I'm calling about the street closure on the Avenue. When will it be open again?"
"Well, sir-- the street isn't closed. We're going to be re-surfacing it this week. They are prepping it now. If you need to get up to your house, you should have no problem getting there-- they just let you through. In fact, they're keeping one lane open for that purpose."
"I don't live in The Hamlet. I want to know how I'm supposed to park up there when I go for my hike."
"Sir, there's lots of side-streets like X and Y, where you can park your car."
Another long pause.
"Well. That's just impossible. When will there be parking again on the Avenue? I want to go on my hike."
"Next week the parking should be open again," I said, forcing cheerfulness into my voice.
"Thank you." Click.
My understanding of this phone call:
- This is a person who wants to go on a hike in the mountains above The Hamlet.
- He drives to get to the place where he wants to hike.
- If he can't start his hike after embarking from his car in which he drove to get to his hike, he doesn't want to take his hike.
- He won't park on a side-street near the Avenue, because it might add a few hundred feet to his hike;
- OR he doesn't want to park on a side-street near the Avenue, because it might be too hard to find a spot to park, embark from his car, and take his hike.
I am so confused. I hate these idiots.