Friday, January 07, 2011

Traffic.. Standstill

I am fortunate enough to live 3km from my work. As such, I don't have much traffic woes. This morning, there was an off site meeting and I had to go to Sunway. I was stuck in horrendous traffic. On my way back, I am practically at a standstill for about 30 minutes just 200 meter from Damansara NKVE toll. Honestly, this must be the worst traffic experience for me.

And it occurred to me that, to many people, this is probably a way of life, a norm to them. I was looking around at all the drivers near me. These are white collar guys, office professional. I am sure many of them had to call off meetings. How much frustration is created to them and to the people they are meeting. It's bizarre how much time is wasted in traffic. How these time could be translated to productive hours and propelled the country forward. But alas, our leaders did not recognize the importance of public transport and as such, we choked on our own congested artery.  At this pace, taking three steps forward and two steps back.

Then again, whatever advantage we had could be offset any time by declaring a public hols out of the blue! Doesn't matter anyway.

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