It's A Traffic Jam Here Always During Rush Hours!

Philippines
January 23, 2009 11:37pm CST
I have to be there at the chapel by 7:00 pm, there is an important meeting to be attended by the members. I left the house at 6:15 playing safe since, it might take as much as a good half hour for travel. I boarded the jeepney immediately. Ummm, good that was fast, i was thinking. I'd surely be there way ahead of time. 'Hey! Why aren't we moving?', inquired one passenger. 'It's this traffic again, sir', came the driver's reply. The driver did all he can to manage that traffic. The swerves and the cuts that he did were awesome! Anyway to make a long story short, we reached my destination after more than an hour. I was late, much to my dismay. Is traffic this difficult to go through in your area? It is really irritating when things like this happen.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Traffic can get hectic when my hubby drives to and from work, certain hours of the day when everyone leaves for work at the same time and comes home around the same time. When the President and his motorcade is out and about DC, roads are blocked off so that can cause traffic jams too. I always tell him to take the metro as even though lots more people are catching the train nowadays, he gets into work faster that way.
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• Philippines
28 Jan 09
hello, maddysmommy, how i miss you all these days that i have comeback doing mylot. i have learned that you have been away for sometime when i visited your profile. it is sooooo good to interact with you once again. so you live in the place where the president resides! yes, those motorcades and the barricading of the roads, they cause such a headache. makes one keep on thinking where to go, where is that passable road option. this happens to me most of the times at the province where sorts of motorcades are being held for so many reasons.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
28 Jan 09
HUGS Hi trinidad, I wasn't sure whether you remembered me or not. I noticed you were away for sometime and I was too. Had a hectic Christmas period with my part time job but now that I am on call, I have time to come online. Thanks for your comment and welcome back :)
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
Hi trinidadvelasco! Traffic can be very irritating indeed. Here in our local area, traffic is really slow and almost not moving usually after school and office hours. So, I do avoid going out or traveling on those rush hours. It can be distressing especially when one is in a hurry. Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith210
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• Philippines
24 Jan 09
yes, faith. i agree with you that it is best to avoid being on the road during rush hours. there are times though that we cannot avoid being out there because of some appointments that we have to keep. i'd surely have a great day doing mylot with all of you around being so supportive, faith.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
I do agree with you that there are times we can't avoid it because of appointments we have to keep. I just pray when that happens that I might still be able to make it on time of maybe just a few minutes late. I do know that even if we go to our appointment an hour earlier just to give the traffic some allowance, we still can't predict how slow the traffic will be. lol..Anyway, I am happy too and enjoying mylotting very much because of the support and warmth our circle of friends show here. and I am very happy that I found friendship in you! Blessings to you always... lovelots..faith
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@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Sounds almost like here in the Seattle area. A lot of times if we ever have to be around Church before 6 p.m. during the week it is almost impossible to get there without it taking at least 30 mins. Especially during the holiday months for sure. They have been working on the roads by our church for months now so sometimes it is interesting. And if you are not going that direction there are some areas that might take you 30 mins. normally that take you way over an hr. during the rush hour times, so I can definately relate for sure, and like you wish there was something more that could be done about it as well.
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• Philippines
28 Jan 09
yes, krausehome, traffic delays our travel so much. such that, those lengths which used to be covered within ten minutes can be made into 30 minutes. and that is too bad for us. then for 30 minutes to become a full hour, that would be disastrous.
@murugezh (273)
• India
25 Jan 09
hi trinidadvelasco on my way to the office at chennai (india)everyday we have to do many magics to reach my office on time with my bike. I have trace out single cycle cap to penetrate my bike to the traffic. I have to play many ticks to come forward among from the ocean of traveling materials (Car,Bus,Truck,auto,tricycle,bicycle,human,bulls and etc). Now it is getting cleared by providing many bridges on the city by the government. But the numbers of vehicles being increased day by day what to do invent the way to fly with car like in the Hollywood movies.
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• Philippines
28 Jan 09
murugezh, what a good idea. how i wish that all those private cars around here will just be flying up above. they are the ones which has been causing about 90 percent of the traffic. it is good that you can maneuver that bike so very well. in our country, bikers use the motorbike instead of a plain bicycle. yes, they get through easier between cars that get caught in the jam.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
24 Jan 09
Ya it irritates too much in such situations, the roads of my city are also not well developed and also not broad though its a big city, but it is not very much developed, so it happens most of the times here too....and then the political rallies, sometimes religious....such things spoil the situation to the worst, once i was caught in the ladies market....u know how ladies go mad for shopping...and it was festival time, Diwali the biggest festival in India, and at the same time there was a rally of shikhs(a religion in India)going from the road at front...oh God...i wished that i cut a new road from somewhere or that there should be a flyover...as i was getting late to reach home...children waiting for me....terrible..
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• Philippines
28 Jan 09
i agree with you, eshaan, that indeed that was a terrible experience that you had there. i hope that in the near future, those roads in your place get to be improved. then also, that those rallies totally disappear. it will just be a matter of passing a law disallowing the holding of rallies in areas where those can disrupt the traffic flow of people and transportation. try asking a lawmaker in your area to sponsor a bill to this effect. this was done in our city and we don't have this problem anymore to deal with.
@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Where I live traffic is never a problem the roads around me are mailnly all just 2 lane with your ocasional passing lane up a long hill. But I also just live about an hour and a half from the city and had to travel in to the city very often last year to visit my ailing mother in the hospital. And my sister and I depending on the day of the week it was had to plan accordingly for traffic, we liked to be there at the hospital at certain time in the morning and when mom was in ICU they had set visiting times where as you got to visit for 2 hours then sit for 2 hours and visit again so with a drive like what we had to get there we liked to be there on time. But there were some days where traffic gets to jumbled and heavy and on any given day there could be an accident that would cause traffic to back up maily because of everyone tryign to get where they are goina nd in such a hurry and weaving and cutting, accidents are bound to happen. But I find it very very very irriatating driving in the city coming from a small town, I would hate to live only 10 miles from my job but have to leave an hour early just to make it there where as here if you love 10 mile from somewhere you can get there in 10 minutes or less depending on how fast you drive. Here is a small example my aunt who was also going in to visit my mother one day left her apartment at the same time I left my house to go to the hospital her apartment is a total of 18 miles away from the hospital and just on the very outskirts of the city, I live 63 miles from the hospital. We arrived at the hospital minutes apart, and I beat her there. My travel time is about 1 hour 15 minutes on average. so she had sat in traffic basicly for 45 mintues to an hour.
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• Philippines
28 Jan 09
it is really great to settle in a place where traffic is nearly unheard of. it is true, tina, that when one is caught in a traffic jam, we lose those precious minutes to nothingness. the big difference between the two of us is, you are a great driver and i am a very lousy one. so i always take public transport or a taxi most of the time.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I work from home now so I do not have to deal with the traffic jams anymore. I used to though. I always tried to leave a few minutes early to try to avoid them.
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• Philippines
28 Jan 09
it is truly very comfortable to be working from home. less of all the hassles of the preparations to report for work and to maneuver with the traffic. i am happy for you stephcjh, that you have found a sufficient home based job.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
24 Jan 09
When I lived up north the traffic was horrible and you never knew when you would get stuck beind...something. Sometimes you never knew what the problem was. It used to take me half an hour to get to work and an hour to get home...and I never could figure out why. But, now I live in Florida...in the country...near a teeny, tiny town where there is very little traffic on the roads. We joke whenever there are more than four cars on the road at one time that it's total gridlock!
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• Philippines
24 Jan 09
it must feel like heaven traveling in an area where these traffic jams are nowhere to be felt at all. i have a good idea of how it is to live in those teeny tiny town, too. i have my fair share whenever i am in the farm area. it must feel great to be there in that place, spalladino.