Imagine if you will the end of the day. You’ve been working hard, you’ve been going to class and there’s no telling how long you’ve been on campus. You’re tired but you’re content, because ah…this is it. You’re going home. You hop in your car and you turn the ignition over and zoom, you’re on your way. (Already, you’re relishing the thought; Ah…home.)
You didn’t expect to sit in traffic. You didn’t even know you could sit in traffic for this long. Before you know it, you’re convinced that you’re going to be trapped in OCCC’s parking lot for the rest of eternity. Okay, you can stop imaging now – this is turning into nightmare territory.
None of us find it very fun to be stuck in a traffic jam, or to have our daily travel come crashing to a halt due to construction. We don’t like waiting, of course, and if you’re like me then you find being late comparable to the sort of crime that deserves corporal punishment. But there’s a special kind of annoyance that I experienced the other afternoon when 12:30 p.m. rolled around and I was stuck sitting in traffic on Faculty Circle until well past 1:00 in the afternoon. This kind of wait would’ve been understandable and acceptable even, if maybe there had been some sort of traffic accident that kept me waiting. However, this wasn’t the case.Read More