Really?! Really?! Interstate 10 (the main artery for me to get to work) is CLOSED!
Normally, it takes me 35 minutes to get to work. This morning it took me 1 hour and 40 minutes – not an exaggeration!
So many cars going nowhere. Inching, inching, inching along – people’s minds preoccupied with the fact they are going to be late. People are texting and talking on their cell phones all around me. My phone is ringing – my co-workers are also stuck in traffic. This is not a natural disaster; but why does it feel like one?
Just .4 miles before I make that left turn, according to my Google Map voice. It seems like a long way to go when you’re moving so slow. I will get there – it just requires patience. This is when I tell myself, “Relax, you will get there.”
People are turning off, making U-turns, and going in different directions while changing their minds or perhaps losing losing their minds. You can see the desperation in their faces.
So, I stayed the course. I’ve made the necessary phone calls and notified the right people. I am not the only one in this predicament; therefore, I relaxed so I would be safe and sure to get there.
I made it…