Friday, December 23, 2016

'Twas Two Days Before Christmas and Traffic Was a Mess....

Sucker-Punched will return next Friday with no story missed. After all, it's almost Christmas. Is anybody REALLY reading blogs today?

I didn't get the next episode written because Collin really, really wanted to go to his favorite Chinese buffet for lunch. I don't like the place much, but he likes it, so I go. Even two days before Christmas, breaking my own rule about not going anywhere between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

Big mistake. Huge.

Traffic was horrendous. I hear the exit ramps on the interstate were parking lots. Our neighborhood wasn't much better. The restaurant is less than a mile away, but traffic was bumper-to-bumper all the way. Coming back, it was even worse--and it was raining. The bus had to go through the mall. It took almost twenty minutes just to do that. We did manage to make the bus driver laugh. Some guy in a red pickup truck was distracted just long enough for the bus driver to get into the line of vehicles waiting to exit. Collin and I started a running commentary about the guy's body language that got a lot of laughs--especially the part about the bus being able to crush his truck like a soda can.

Anyway, I hope everyone who does read this has a wonderful Christmas!








 

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  1. Yikes! What a day to go through!

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. No fun, for sure!

      Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  2. But you made it fun. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and Colin.

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  3. Oh my good gosh, that sounds funny with you guys making the driver laugh. Love it.

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    1. We were telling her how agitated he was. Looked like he was having a Redneck Meltdown!

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  4. Sometimes that "no good dead goes unpunished" is true.
    We had a take thehamish to his many appointments day.
    Traffic was weird but not so bad.
    Take care no more going outside.
    I hope you have gifts for the minions ? ! ! !

    Merry Christmas !
    cheers, gayle

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    1. We got them chocolate-scented teddy bears!

      I have no intention of going anywhere until at least Monday....

      Merry Christmas to you too, Gayle!

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  5. Making the bus driver laugh is your good deed for the day. We should all be so nice to people around this time of year!

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    1. Making her laugh was easy. That guy in the red truck gave us so much to work with!

      Merry Christmas, Cheryl!

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  6. We had to run to our grocery store, and they were crazy busy, but we got through it alright. No melt-downs here. I loved that you got the bus driver to laugh. It's difficult to drive a bus in such a mess, very stressful (I've been there), and doing it w/o having an accident, because you have all these people on board that trust you.
    Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you and Collin.

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    1. She was running twenty minutes late, and there were a lot of cranky people on the roads yesterday. I saw on the evening news that traffic was backed up for two hours on the exit ramps. She handled herself very well under some pretty bad conditions.

      Merry Christmas, Lorelei!

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  7. Dang. The price of a buffet is sometimes unexpectedly high. Sounds like you and Collin are fun to be stuck in traffic with though.

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn--and Merry Christmas!

      Collin is pretty mellow in most situations. I'm either cracking jokes or breaking out the weapons....

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