If I were a kid on summer vacation driving on 101, sending an SMS to other kids on summer vacation driving on 101, clogging traffic with all the extra vehicles

omgwtf cn u all not b drvng here go home kthxbi

No, actually, I’m not sure why traffic has seemingly increased since June. My best guess is that it’s summer vacation and everyone out of school with a car is probably tooling around the bay because hey, that’s what I’d do in their position. If I wanted to be emotionally and intellectually mature about it, I’d plan ahead for the increased traffic, making sure I leave home with enough time to compensate for it and still get to work at a decent time. I’m trying to do that. I am.

But even though I have no proof that it’s the kids, I still dream of school being back in session. Or a bullhorn. And a monster truck. And maybe one of those bulldozer-scoop things like in that movie where Soylent Green was people and I’m really starting to scare myself so I’ll stop now.

3 Comments so far

  1. cd (unregistered) on July 26th, 2005 @ 4:20 pm

    That’s weird – traffic, at least for commuters, is way better now than it will be in the winter/school year. Where are you driving? The fun places?

  2. Jason S. (unregistered) on July 26th, 2005 @ 5:45 pm

    I wish it were to fun places. :) Nope, this is just going to and from work in the south bay. I’ve seen traffic get thicker since the beginning of June. Even if I leave for the south bay late in the morning, when traffic’s usually good, it’s still bad.

  3. courtney (unregistered) on July 27th, 2005 @ 9:46 am

    Yeah, I’ve kinda noticed the same, in the opposite direction, since I come from the Valley up the Peninsula. It seems that there are actually more accidents happening this summer… a ridiculous amount of them, IMHO.

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