Me and 3 other guys just pushed a car roughly 1.5 miles (coasted another mile down a hill) to the only gas station open at 3 AM, because I found out as we were leaving wal-mart my car won't restart if the tank is less than 1/8 full. It was sleeting outside, and below freezing. We got to within 100 yards/meters of the gas station and hit a hill that we couldn't push it up...luckily I had a gas can. Well, we were freezing, so we went inside to warm up. After a few minutes, a couple of cops show up and give my brother a written warning for being out after curfew. I'm over 18, and he was with me, which I'm pretty sure isn't illegal here.
About that time, I start feeling terrible....I'm dehydrated, but having never been dehydrated, I didn't know it. I feel like I'm going to puke, so I go outside, sit down, and begin to black out. The cops see that all the color has drained form my face and ask if I feel ok, which I deny, and proceed to notify my friends and leave. I barely stay conscious as they drag me in and put me in a chair...I was so close to blacking out that I couldn't see at all.
After they see that I'm not dead and get me some water, my brother goes to put the gas in the car, which takes a while as you have to reset the ECU and re-prime the fuel pump. He comes back 15 minutes later and says my battery's dead. It's about 4:30 AM at this point, and we can't get hold of anyone to come pick us up. So we wait, occasionally calling various housemates, friends, and parents, to no avail. At about 5:15, the cops come back, and we tell them the battery's dead. It's a small tow, so they have nothing else to do, but rather than offer us a jump, they simply tell us to push the car further off the road and dive off. It was about 6:15 before anyone was able to come give us a jump, so we could make the 5-minute drive home.
When we got home, I found that since nobody was there to let her out, one of our dogs had crapped right in front of my door, twice. Not only that, but she was apparently moving during one, so there were about a dozen little piles instead of one big one. The other pile wasn't even close to being solid.
All that trouble for this: