Late from a traffic jam

Long queue of cars
@mydanods (6752)
Nigeria
February 4, 2018 1:32am CST
Yesterday was Assembly day. An Assembly is a gathering by Jehovah's witnesses, fairly large gathering, to discuss the Bible and listen to encouraging experiences. But we arrived there angry; we arrived late. Why? Because some high school was using the road to hold a marathon race. Marathon race in a public highway? That's what you get here in Lagos. The disregard for others is gross. The police did nothing about it. So, we arrived late and tired from the traffic jam. Have you experienced a traffic jam that made you late? What do you say about traffic jams in broad terms?
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@just4him (120560)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Feb
We have marathons several times a year for different causes. If I need to go somewhere, I find the route they aren't using to get to my destination.
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@mydanods (6752)
• Nigeria
4 Feb
That's how I thought it should be done. The public should be told in advance before it's done. In this case, there was no information about it. If there was, we would have been informed the very minute it went out.
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@just4him (120560)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Feb
@mydanods I'm sorry you weren't.
@RitzzView (2759)
• India
4 Feb
This is not right. Schools and colleges are allloted with grounds, they should use that! Did any one inform police about the same?
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@mydanods (6752)
• Nigeria
4 Feb
The police were aware. I believe that. On the road, because it's a road that leads to the border between Nigeria and Benin republic, there are some police checkpoints. Customs are also along the road.
@jstory07 (68374)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Feb
I can see why you would be angry.
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@mydanods (6752)
• Nigeria
4 Feb
Thanks. Like starting the morning on a bad note.
@SIMPLYD (80400)
• Philippines
4 Feb
Yes, in Manila a very busy metropolis especially along Edsa Road, is always on traffic. That is why, those with cars would rather take the Light rail Transit in going to their offices, which can also take about 30 minutes because of the long lines of those wanting to take the ride to their offices. But that's okay, compared to the more than an hour traffic. That was indeed gross, that the marathon was done in a busy street.
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@mydanods (6752)
• Nigeria
4 Feb
Everyone was wondering what had happened to law and order. The police were just standing there, doing nothing.