Tag Archive | traffic

A surefire way to move traffic

During the summer before I started college, I worked as a laborer for a lawn-cutting service. There were five guys on the crew — including me — and my boss was a guy named Crew Leader Carl. He had hair down to his shoulders and always had a cigarette sticking out the side of his […]

Stuck in the middle with you

Learning to drive in the city

When I moved from the country to the city, the DMV said my driving skills weren’t sufficient to keep pace with urban living. They told me I had to take a personalized driving lesson with one of their special instructors. “I’ve never heard of this,” I told the toad-looking woman behind the counter. She had […]

A calm, easygoing commute

As you might know, I have a demonstrated propensity for getting stuck behind monstrous, slow-moving trucks on my way to work. Today was no exception. I was already late, because I had stopped at the Jack in the Box drive-through to get a breakfast sandwich. I’d devoured it even before I reached the highway, and […]

‘Not responsible for any of the crap that flies out of my truck’

Every day for the past week, I’ve been stuck behind a truck on my way to work. It’s always hauling gravel, too — most of which showers the roadway and patters on my windshield and hood.