When a BMW was left parked on a closed road in Durham, workers were left with no choice but to tarmac around it.
Listen, people get pretty attached to their parking spot and that's fine. But if road workers are closing the road you're on, you should probably do the wise thing and move your car.
One BMW owner, however, didn't and it left workers with one option.
Work was scheduled on Huntley Street from 9-10 May, with signs telling locals that the roads would be closed.
There were even said to be traffic cones along the road to make it clear what was happening.
However, a BWM remained parked along the closed-off road, leaving workers with one option... To tarmac around the car.
Yep, the pictures look as ridiculous as it sounds, with people taking to social media to comment on the situation.
One user wrote: "Oops. Someone didn't read the road signs."
While another added: "The thing that's getting me is they would have had to move the cones to park the car. The signs were there a few days before the work was carried out."
A third wrote: "There’s always one, should have Tarmacked over it," while another added: "The guys missed a trick there, they should have tarred and tarmacadam the cars as well!"
We imagine that would waste a lot of tarmac and as most towns can't seem to tackle pot holes, it's clearly in a limited supply.
As people joked about the car being left curbside, others suggested where why the driver might not have moved: "Has anyone thought about the owner being in a different country on holliday," one user pondered.
Another asked: "Why weren't the local police involved?"
This is a question that Darlington Council addressed in a statement about the BMW to the Evening Gazette, saying: "As the vehicle in question has been left in an area without parking restrictions, we’re not able to take action against the driver on this occasion.
"Attempts have been made to contact the owner to ask them to remove it but so far without success."
"This does mean that the road resurfacing has been carried out around the vehicle, leaving a patch behind – this will be dealt with at a later date when the car is finally removed, but it will mean an extra cost to the council and the patch will be visible.
“Signage advising of planned maintenance works is put up in good time with the aim of avoiding situations like this."