Night of the Many Pylons
You know you're getting old when you want to take off your belt and whup someone's ass.
Yesterday, on my way home from work there was a particularly unusual traffic jam. It stretched an entire industrial block. When the stopping and going finally landed me at the other end of the block, I discovered the problem.
Yep, some punks had placed orange traffic pylons across one of the left turn-lanes, forcing all of the cars to turn from one lane. However, the idiot drivers who encountered the pylon blockage were also trying to turn left from the straight-thru traffic lane, which was essentially causing the massive vehicular clog.
Half of the pylons were even knocked over, partially blocking the only left-turn lane. This was forcing cars to drive around them, into the on-coming traffic, causing an entirely different set of problems.
It was a total mess.
When I got home I immediately telephoned the police and reported the shenanigans. Then, Suz and I left for the Christmassy wonders of Canadian Tire and, using a 10%-off coupon, we purchased decorative gold Christmas trees that resemble traffic pylons.
Upon our return, the traffic jam was gone, as were the offending orange pylons. I was very happy that my phone call resulted in some corrective action. I just hope the pylons who put the pylons on the road are caught, and taught a lesson.