THEN CONSTRUCTION BETTER BE HAPPENING!
My drive to work typically takes between 20 and 25 minutes, depending on stoplights and such. On mornings where I hit the traffic flow just right, it can take a bit longer when mixed in with the other commuters. Yesterday, however, took me 2 hours to get to work. This was due to the fact that some construction company had cordoned off 2 of the three lanes of this major highway - during rush hour - for supposed 'ongoing construction.'
The construction company works on the roads at night. AT NIGHT! Yet, they conveniently leave all their cones up during the day, leaving the major vein between the suburbs and the business hub town where many of us work barely usable. Other roads leading to the same city might be used, but they take just as long, because you're going all the way around and coming up the other end.
In sort, I am screwed when it comes to my commute. Now, a logical person would think that IF NO CONSTRUCTION IS OCCURRING, THEN SAID CONSTRUCTION CONES MIGHT GET MOVED TO THE SIDE WHEN NOT NECESSARY! However, I guess that's too much of an inconvenience. I don't think I'd mind being slowed down so much if I actually saw people out there, you know, working. Doing road construction. But NOOOOO. No, they just leave their crappy cones up to piss the rest of us off.
I hate them.
Then I get a tweet from Oraia the Sphinx - of the podcast Media Astra ac Terra - about a 9 day long traffic jam that spans 60 miles in Beijing. I suppose it should make me feel less pissed, what with the whole 'it could be worse' mentality, but it doesn't.
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Love and Lyte,