So the whole fam-damily (me, wife, kids 13 and 10) is riding in Old Town Manassas, checking out the festivities for Independence Day. They had music and stuff starting at 6, so it was pretty crowded with cars and people that lived close to the area and people walking from wherever they parked. One way streets. So we're waiting to take a left on the one way, and they have crossing guards out. One let us make our left, then we get to the next intersection and this next crossing guard (yes, they had city crossing guards out handling these intersections rather than actual officers) looks at the 4 of us and tells me to get on the sidewalk. I openly laughed. I asked her "Did you actually just tell me to get on the sidewalk?" She starts going on about it being for my own safety, and I look back over my shoulder at the sidewalk with 10,000 people on it, I mean they are crossing the streets like 150 at a time, and I'm like "you really think it's safer for anyone if we get on the sidewalk?" What a clueless wonder, I was just laughing my ass off as she continued to prattle, I tell her that we know what we're doing, thanks.
I just thought you all would enjoy that one. We had a blast, good seat for fireworks after about a 20 mile ride, and got out of there faster than the cars or the pedestrians.