From the department of "It Seemed Like a Good Idea At the Time," UK officials in Poole, Dorset conducting surveys waved morning commuters over with their clipboards in order to get participants to answer their questionnaires. The all-too-predictable result? A two-mile long rush-hour traffic backup, which caused hundreds of motorists to be late to work.
So... what answers were officials seeking from the motorized masses? A survey regarding traffic congestion.
[Source: The Sun UK]