Workers for the local SID (Serpentine Industrial District) have become understandably inured against the constant complaining from the citizenry: "Oh, my kitty is missing!"; "Our child is covered in puncture wounds and is swelling up like a balloon!"; "My Volkswagen!!!".
Therefore, the whining of motorists blocked from travelling down Main Street while the dedicated and selfless SID employees drilled for the carefully-hoarded and now quite valuable snake oil fell on deaf ears.