(Actual dialogue between me and a PD dispatcher, March 2009.)
Me: I’d like to report a road hazard.
PD: Where is it?
Me: I just made a right from Main onto Lexington–roughly 3-4 yards in from the intersection.
PD: Can you describe the hazard?
Me: Yeah. It’s a sink.
PD: You mean the road is sinking?
Me: No. There’s a sink right there.
PD: You mean a sink-HOLE?
Me: No!! A stainless steel kitchen sink, it’s up-ended.
PD: Was it under-mounted?