So one stormy Saturday morning a tree near my house blew down into someone's front garden. When a neighbour 'phoned the council the lady who answered said that they were a bit busy, so she didn't know when they'd be able to turn up.
About an hour later two lorries rocked up. In the poring rain they had the tree down, cut into smaller pieces, and in the back of the lorry ready to ship out in about another hour. They even left a bit of a stump so the kids could still use it as a goalpost. Makes you wonder how fast they are when they're not busy!