The shared stress of one traffic tieup



“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.” Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Road construction at times is a real bitch. The overall congestion, vehicle tie ups, driver confusion and general anxiety the situation creates causes many drivers to lose their composure and panic.

T A K I N G   C A R E   O F   B U S I N E S S

If you take the time and evaluate the players involved in this real life melodrama you will appreciate the fact that they too are under the gun. More so than you as a mere vehicle operator on your way to a particular destination.

They not only have their job to do but also need to be extremely conscious of the many motorized vehicles passing by their cramped work area.

Some motorists honked their horns at other drivers, cut others off and even tried using a lane that they knew would force them into the main lane. This action only caused traffic to move even slower.

This crane operator seemed calm, relaxed and professional as I passed him and took his photo. He gave me a thumbs up and a smile.

My own stress levels seemed to dissipate even though I had been stopped at this one intersection for over 15 minutes.

Sometimes you just have to go with the flow, relax and enjoy the day.

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7 Comments on The shared stress of one traffic tieup

  1. Go with the flow….exactly. Just breathe. Thanks, Gerry.

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  2. everything is right in the world when one person does the right thing huh. Communication is important as signaling your intention. Love reading your post today.

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  3. Serendipitous Web Life. : ) // September 17, 2016 at 2:52 pm // Reply

    Nicely written! Here in Texas I’ve seen signs like “give us a break.” Those signs help people stop and think about the workers, just trying to do their jobs. I love real life…. : )

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    • Bravo! I too love real life over anything artificial. Those signs you have in Texas are great reminders to drivers who would rather curse the maintenance crews than give them a thumbs up for a job well done. Thank you for sharing. 🙂


  4. Serendipitous Web Life. : ) // September 17, 2016 at 5:51 pm // Reply

    An unselfish perspective. : ). I’ve seen signs here that say, “Give us a brake!” I like ’em. I have been known to be distracted by the eye candy, occasionally, lol…. They generally have my respect and appreciation.


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