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Richelle Villabona

Stuck in Traffic

Stuck in Traffic

Whether it be the internet ‘traffic’ of a buffering page, or the actual bumper to bumper action on I-95, it is pretty safe to say that both are very time consuming and quite frustrating. 

A couple days ago, my brother and I were stuck in some pretty heavy traffic just before the Whitestone Bridge in New York.  We had just dropped our father off at the airport, and on the ride home, I was contemplating which homework assignments were due very soon.  Though throughout the week I have been trying to hit the ground sprinting, none of my other professors have uploaded the necessary assignments and codes needed to complete the homework.  This was my technological roadblock, and my professors who seem to be doing what they need to, are not moving this construction site along quickly enough. 

Despite my internal meltdown, I figured that while we were moving approximately zero miles per hour under this sign in actual traffic, I would take a quick snap of it.  My brother looked at me like a fool, but to be honest, “you miss a hundred percent of the shots you don’t take” (Wayne Gretzky/Michael Scott).  There is no way you could get a picture like that if the hustle and bustle of cars were speeding through right behind your rear.  Nonetheless, the moral of this story is: if we decide to keep looking at the red lights directly ahead of us, or the loading wheel leading to nothing, we are aimlessly waiting for really neat things to pass us by.