Me: "Good morning - Planning and Economic Development. How can I help you."
Whiny Resident: "Um yeah. There is this king of insect that is infesting my trees and killing them. What's the town going to do about this?"
Me: "Excuse me?"
WR: It isn't just my trees either - trees in the whole neighborhood having these bugs and they're killing everyone's trees! Who's problem is this?"
Me: "Sir, I'm sorry, but I think this is your problem. Are the trees located on your property?
WR: "Yes - but can't the town come out and spray or something?"
Me: "No, sir, I'm sorry. I don't have the town spraying the aphids that are chewing on my roses. Take a piece of the tree down to your local nursery and they'll give you something to spray with"
WR: (huffily) "Well, just fine then!" (hang up)
grrrrr - I don't know who was worse. This guy, or the lady yesterday who wanted Highway to repave her road to cover up the UFPO locations DPW had spray painted on her road and looked, in her opinion "trashy". sigh.