Obama Causes a Little Traffic in LA

So, President Obama visited Los Angeles this week and people seem to be in an uproar because of the traffic issues caused by his motorcade.


Now, I understand hating traffic. And anything that makes it worse is truly annoying. But really, what’s with all the backlash at the President for visiting?


You should be honored when the President visits your town, whether you like him or not. I would bet that all the bad press regarding the traffic has less to do with the traffic than it has to do with people wanting to bad mouth the President.  You’re entitled to your opinion, but let’s call it what it is and not hide our dissatisfaction under the guise of complaining about the traffic he caused. Ok?


And if you truly are enraged about the traffic, there are plenty of other issues that should concern you.  Here are a few:


  • Bad public transportation
  • Inadequate funding for expansion of public transportation
  • Old, neglected, inadequate freeway systems
  • Inadequate funding for freeway expansion
  • Inadequate funding for freeway maintenance
  • Urban sprawl
  • Commuters
  • Too many cars
  • Bad drivers

I think you get the idea. Let’s grow up and stop playing dumb political games.


Space Issues

Maybe I just have personal space issues, but is it normal for some random person to sit in the booth with you when you’re eating your lunch?

I was sitting in a booth at Subway eating my regular 6-inch tuna on Italian Herb and Cheese bread when a teenager came and sat down in my booth today. Apparently, he was too tired to stand in the line, that’s what I overheard him tell his friends. The experience was a little odd and I was a little perturbed that someone would just come and sit in my booth, but it got me thinking. Why do I need a whole booth to myself anyway? Wouldn’t society be better off if we could sit in booths with strangers and be perfectly content?