I’d Rather Be Stuck in 6-Hour Traffic

Would you rather be teleported randomly to anywhere on the planet once a year, or be stuck in 6-hour traffic once a year on a random day? I’ll take the traffic. Knowing it’s going to happen, I can plan for it.

See, I never leave the house without my bullet journal, pens, a book to read, my phone, one of those power pack rechargers for my phone, and a snack. When I had a car, I never let it go below half a tank of gas. There was an emergency kit with a blanket, water, an extra book, and more non-perishable snacks.

Knowing for sure that a least once per year I’d be randomly stuck in traffic, I’d have a kit. Some things on me, in the event I was trapped in someone else’s car, or on the bus. Other things in my own vehicle. I’d have things to do to keep my occupied, and some capacity to get work done.

6-Hour Traffic

Getting randomly teleported somewhere would be beyond my capacity to prepare for. What’s the weather like? More importantly, what’s the political climate like? I’d keep my passport on me at all times, but I don’t want to get shot because of my country of origin. Too many variables, and too many ways things could go horribly, horribly wrong. I will take the safer inconvenience of the traffic jam, thank you.


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