Read the post below, then this one.
A street near where I was having breakfast was being blocked off because of a 5K that was being run for charity. I noticed that a flatbed two truck just drove by with a couple of Mercedes on board. Probably left over from the previous night, blocking the street.
There was a PEO sitting in her car and I walked over and asked about the tows. “Yeah,” She said in a grouchy tone, “we tow immediately. The city needs the money.”
I have heard this term from PEO’s before. “The City Needs the Money.” All the good my PEO friend a few days earlier did with his kindness to the elderly was erased by what this person thought was a cute remark that was based on reality.
For crying out loud — can’t someone tell these folks that “the city needs the money” is not what someone wants to hear as they see a car being towed. Couldn’t someone say “Yes, we tried to find the owners, but the race is starting and we had to get the street cleared. We have had it signed for two days. They will be able to pick their car up at the towing facility marked on the signs” or some such.
Or they could be taught to simply smile and say “good morning.”