Stuck in Reverse….

….quite literally actually. An average person spends at a minimum four-six hours a week being stuck in traffic jams. Some call it snarls, some call it being in a Catch22 situation. I call it being stuck in reverse.
People curse when they’re stuck at these traffic congestions; hurling out abuses, honking incessantly, hoping to find some relief, some simply get out of their vehicles and simply try to ease the job of the rather flusteres police sergent who is trying his best to monitor and control the rather unruly traffic. Cars entering into bus lines, scooters entering into tram lines, trams having no place to go and to add to all of that the cacophony of thatt those noise rendering the rather calm mind with quite a headache.
People complain less if its winter. Atleast the weather isnt going to be an added factor of irritation, although mostly, being stuck with smoke and dust all around cannot be pleasant one bit. But it almost gets unbearable on a bright summer sunny day when the traffic refuses to move and no one knows the hell why.
Sitting inside an air conditioned vehicle, life seems simple, life seems easy. I do not think anyone inside an AC sedan has any right to complain about the horrible traffic conditions unless:
a)she/he’s dying.
b)she’s pregnant AND her water broke.
c)someone he/she knows is dying.
d)is going to miss a flight/train/bus/ship/flying saucer,  etc.
A person complaining how she is getting late for a mani-pedi trip or for some party, because of which her makeup is wearing off deserves not to get her ears blocked, but people like these should not be allowed on the roads. Because beside your Hyundai Sonata is a bus where people are getting late for say, more important things like a doctors appointment and are sweating profusely and not complaining.
End rant.


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