It's been a peripheral amusement to read of the latest calamity eclipsing our community: that of converting one of our local thoroughfares from a four-lane road into a three-lane one (two lanes + a center turning lane + expanded accommodation for bicyclists). The sound + fury editorials and back & forth on comment threads has been a source of no small amount of "pole-vaulting over a moose turd" insofar as an objective perspective on this traumatic issue. Meaning that most folks really know how to put the "my" in myopic, since regardless of one's position on the earth-shattering degree of change coming down the proverbial turnpike, this is all over a 3.8 mile stretch of road one can easily traverse in less than ten minutes.
“If you are in a hurry you will never get there” - Chinese Proverb
In fact, if one is really, really in a Big Hurry, Important People can always take our version of an expressway, which will shave anywhere from one to three minutes off precious commute time. Not to mention one surefire way to piss people off in this town is to actually drive the posted speed limit on College Road, the majority of which is 35mph. Heaven forbid folks will have to slow down a little, or even wait a moment for someone else in life who commits the unpardonable sin of getting in their goddamned way.
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” - Winnie the Pooh