Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Remember the French Connection and Bullet?--Lenora Worth
Hello. Do you love movies with car chases in them? My reason for asking, I thought about that movie "Bullet" with Steve McQueen when I was stuck in traffic the other day. I had been shopping--maybe that's why things went downhill when I got back in the car. I really shouldn't have gone shopping. I should have been working. But ... I found some great bargains (yes, shoes, pajamas, tee-shirts and beach cover-ups--since apparently I will never be caught alive in a bikini again!)
I leave the store and start for home but there is a major traffic jam on the main road to my house. I cut through and decide I'll hit the Interstate and get home quick. Several hundred other drivers had decided to do the same thing. I cross over the road leading to the Interstate, thinking I'll take the back-road and get on at another entrance ram. Only this back road is down to one land because of construction. So I cut back through to the original road toward the Interstate and get stuck in traffic yet again. I finally veer to the left on yet another road and finally, finally get moving again. Just one little construction sight on that one where I had to swerve into another lane. A trip that normally takes me fifteen minutes took me almost 45 minutes. I tell you, I was swerving, shifting, turning and merging with all the finesse of Steve McQueen or Tom Cruise. When I finally got home, I was so exhausted I didn't even pull out my treasures to try on and enjoy! My husband was home by then and of course, I had some explaining to do. So I told him all about my harrowing experiences trying to get across town and by then I had him so confused and weary he forgot all about the packages I brought in. (I also learned how to hide things by watching spy movies!) Driving in traffic is frantic and scary. We have to always be ready to take a different way home. But then, that's part of the adventure I suppose. (The picture is of me in front of an Aston Martin at a James Bond inspired-fundraiser!)I sure needed that car the other day. What is your worst traffic nightmare?