Respect and sympathy; is that all you want? Shoot, I thought, at least, that you would want too make some $$ out of this.
There are already people doing just this, as you read this.
Just get a pair of fatigues, and stand on an off-ramp with a sign that just says "Screwed by Govt, Bureaucracy". Only false thing will be the fatigues, but, no law against it; and, as far as the sign goes, technically, you wouldn't be lying, as if you haven't been already, then, it will happen to you sometime in your life. You could pull in a nice sum.
When I lived in a duplex that was next to an off-ramp; there was this guy that stood there about 3-4 times a week. I talked to him and he said that he makes an average of about $300 a day. I watched him quit one day and saw him cross the street, get into his Mercedes and drive off.
Respect and sympathy does not pay the rent.