The petrol station I work at has had its fair share of issues over the years and we have often had to close temporarily for whatever reason.
The site is laid out so we are on one side of the road, with an entrance one end, and the exit is maybe thirty yards away and in between both is the pavement (sidewalk.) So when we have had to close, it's very easy for us to go and put some barriers in the entrance and exit, thus blocking off any traffic from coming onto site. Or so you would think.
Nearly every time we close off in this way you can guarantee some dumbass is going to just completely disregard the cones- so many times I have seen people drive over the pavement, slalom round the cones, push the cones out of the way with their car... I could go on.
The best part is the incredulous reaction you get when you inform them that "Yes, we are closed," and "No you can't get any petrol right this moment, due to the fact that all the electricity in town is off."
I dare say the place could be on fire and people would still drive in and pick up the pumps, oblivious to everything that is going on around them.
There were no pumps; they had just been delivered and were sitting on the back of the lorry wrapped in plastic.
Enter little old lady (probably driving a Nissan Micra) who manages to squeeze in through the gap in the fence, pulls her car up along side the lorry, and starts to unwrap the plastic from the pumps before trying to fill her car up.
Fuck the fact that the pumps weren't actually attached to the floor yet, let alone the fuel tanks, she wanted her fuel.