After spending many hours today battling LA freeway traffic, I am so very tired. Why would anyone do it? I can't imagine why anyone gets into a motor vehicle and heads into Los Angeles just for the heck of it. My destination today was UCLA, Westwood, the Medical Center to be exact. Driving someone in for a medical appointment. Good deed. Nice guy me. Yeah, right. It took two hours to drive in. Four hours to drive home. Bumper to bumper. Madness. Who would do this? Who?
Well, apparently thousands upon thousands of people because they were all out there today. Yep, from tiny smart cars and Mini Coopers to sporty sedans to SUVs to delivery truck and semi's. All of them were out there, jockeying for position. And of course it was a June afternoon. Another graduation day at UCLA. Preparing for a movie premiere, Now You See Me 2, opening tonight.
And on the freeway itself, the beginnings of the mad rush to get out of town after another work week. Heading to the dessert, the sea, Palm Springs, the Colorado River, the mountains or, believe it or not, home. Everyone, all at once!
Oh well, I survived. Aching butt, spasming quads, eyelids propped open with toothpicks. It seems to me someone should have known about this eventuality. But, no. Everyone wanted their own personal mode of transportation. And now here it is: autogeddon. LOL
I guess it just shows to go you what happens when we put our own selfish needs and desires first before the good of all. There's a lesson in all this. I just hope it isn't too late to learn it.