After the recent news in Atlanta (my hometown) covering the complete gridlock and shutdown of all the major roadways in the 9th largest city for almost 24 hours because of 2 inches of snow on the ground puts my daily traffic issues into perspective.
I woke up this morning to a text message from my older sister telling me that my other sister (who is 6 months pregnant), my brother-in-law, my mother, and my brother were ALL separately still stuck in gridlocked traffic in Metro-Atlanta after leaving work early the previous afternoon. This was due to an astonishing 791 reported car accidents as over 1 million people were trying to get home on icy roads all at the same time.
Some of my family ended up abandoning their cars and walked miles home, while others waited it out. Thankfully everyone is home safe at this point and there have been no fatalities in this car-pocalypse, but there are still thousands of motorists stranded on the highways.
So today or tomorrow when you're stuck in traffic on 95, 595, the Turnpike, or etc, and honking your horn, just remember that it could be much worse and though it may take you (or myself) over an hour to get home, at least it isn't snowing and we won't be spending the night in the car!