I hate D.C. traffic.

This morning, my 30-mile commute took two hours to complete. The roads were clear and there were no accidents, but I somehow managed to average 15 mph anyway. My carpool, meanwhile, did the trip in about an hour (using HOV lanes). This is still ridiculous, but somehow I’ve been convinced that a one-hour commute is okay.

Even better, I had the good fortune to be stuck behind someone who was READING HIS NEWSPAPER as he drove. He was holding it up in moving traffic, and in stop-and-go, he would sit motionless while reading. I had to flash him several times, but I finally got sick of his inattentiveness and passed him in a wide portion of a single-lane road. If a policeman had seen this maneuver, I wonder what he would have said? This guy ranks right up there with the woman I once saw with a bowl of cereal (yes, including milk) in her lap.

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