Currently I live in the St. Louis metro area. It isn’t the worst area for rush hour traffic, but it isn’t the best either. The other day I had a doctor’s appoint on the complete other side of the metro area. I live in the Metro-East and the appointment was the extreme other side.
And I got out of the appointment at the thick of rush hour.
What that means for my drive is that I went through three (yes 3) rush hours: Chesterfield, the inner-belt, and downtown.
We inched for the first 5-6 miles, then actually drove. Then inched again through the inner-belt exchange, then drove again. Then came the downtown mess. It was as thick as ever.
Then I saw a sign that made me laugh. It was kind of like this one:
Well, it wasn’t that, but when I saw that one online I cracked up so I thought I would put it here.
The one in downtown St. Louis said “Santa is Watching … Drive Carefully.” I cracked up. Whoever was manning the keyboard had a little fun with that one here in late December.
So, since we were inching along again (not even registering on the speedometer) I decided I could get a picture of it with my cell phone. Nope, couldn’t do it. It came out looking like this.
BUT … that is not the funniest part. I mentioned that it was incredibly heavy traffic. Bumper to bumper literally, 5 lanes across. My son was behind be (unbeknownst to me) and saw me snap a picture during rush hour traffic!! Out of thousands and thousands of drivers … really???
So, I was busted.
I figure he is just jealous that he can’t handle such a maneuver. Which, clearly, neither can I.
So, drive carefully this holiday season. Whether or not Santa is really watching, I do want you to arrive safely and have an absolutely lovely time with your family and friends.
Blessings on you and yours straight from my heart,
Celebrating the Love of Christmas