By supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - 11/08/2016 08:33 - Australia - Maida Vale

Today, my car broke down on my way home from university. I tried calling for help, only to realise my phone had completely run out of charge. Luckily, I had passed a police station so I decided to walk the 10 minutes down the road to ask for a phone. When I got there, the station was closed. FML
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Fact: a "closed" sign on an Australian police station is shorthand for "off fighting giant mutant spiders and steroidal kangaroos".

I didn't even know police stations closed o___O

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I can't imagine it getting worse from here.

A deranged serial killer could show up? There are so many ways this could get worse. I never understand why people ever say this.

If this were a sitcom it would be one of those times you'd hear thunder in the distance.

I'm ashamed to admit that the comment was shitty because I wanted to be first, and that's the first thing that came to my mind.

Bad things come in threes. I guess your not so great luck is coming to an end! :-)

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There's loads of uses for a bag of magnets!

To bad you missed the fact that their phone died....

I'm sure the police would have been more than happy to charge you, if not your phone.

Fact: a "closed" sign on an Australian police station is shorthand for "off fighting giant mutant spiders and steroidal kangaroos".

A closed police station? Well that's not very convenient.

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A lot of small regional Police stations have closed, these are usually 1 or 2 man stations which date back quite some time with some having historical significance. The Police have moved to newer, larger more centrally located stations. In these areas patrols are still quite frequent however.

To add onto species comment, even slightly larger departments close down overnight do to either lack of man power to run 24/7 or lack of crime/ activity. Typically in those cases the town is then covered by another larger department like the county sheriff's department or state troopers. 911 calls will get rerouted to those departments who are covering the area. I don't know if it's the same in Australia as it is in the United States, I would assume so but I don't know.

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Actually I was referring to Australia but it's probably the same in most countries.

I didn't even know police stations closed o___O

I was thinking the same thing.

In my small town, the police station has been closed many times before.

This is when you post an FML, oh wait...

In America, the police stations never close. It's more convenient to get a mug shot than a mug of coffee.

Not true, actually! In very small towns, they do close. The lights stay on but the doors are locked and no one answers the phones. You have to call the county sheriff to get any help late at night. (My husband had a head on collision with a bull at 2am in the morning once)

it's 2016, you really should have a car charger that you directly connect to the car's battery just In case of emergency.