Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Line Of Traffic
Where I live in Florida, traffic and traffic jams are just not an issue.
(Every Floridian who just read that has just had their jaw hit the desk in disbelief and their eyes have popped out onto the keyboard)
I'm not kidding. The longest I've been held up around here was mistakenly getting into a watermelon festival parade stoppage once and then there was that cattle drive down county road 341. I thoroughly enjoyed that one.
Now when I go home to St. Auggie to visit my family, I am flabbergasted by the traffic which consumes every square inch of road. The sad thing is, if you just moved here from some filthy, crowded, traffic laden urban area north of the St. Marys River, you see this as normal, not as a degradation of the quality of life in the area.
Still, Florida will occasionally soften the frustration of traffic jammitis with something neat to look at as you fume.
Gridlocked on A1A last week, patrols of pelicans glided by over the beach dunes, having the last laugh at the advanced humans stuck in their metal boxes. They came, one group after another, heading north along the beach.
...smirking smug smiles.
Posted by R.Powers at 6:30 AM