Sep 11, 2007

What do I do?

OK I have had enough! Its becoming a routine now. Its almost an expected and a planned event. You know you are heading for it and still cant do anything about it. You have tried all routes possible and yet cant seem to avoid it. So, when you cant beat them, join them, said... said... I dont know who said that. But it makes a lot of sense now.
Yes, that monster called traffic jam is waiting at every nook and corner of the road to gobble you. No, you cant escape it. Oh yes, go ahead, go ahead and try that alternate route. You think others are not smart? They are there before you, dear and there you have another monster. OK you have one way to beat it. Try starting for your office a few hrs earlier. Say 4 hrs before your office starts. Maybe you can help the office boy to set the office up!
But if thats not possible, you have to think of ways to be prepared to deal with it.. hmmm. Here are a few tips and tricks to pass your time (if you are alone)
1. Do some yoga and meditation.
2. Catch up with your friends. After all what are mobiles for?
3. Peek into others cars. Try to analyse the story of others lives. Where they could be heading? What do they do for earning the bread, butter and JAM!
4. If its daytime, maybe you can look at the cloud formations, or birds flying... maybe it inspires you to write a poem!
5. ...... please help me fill this... what else can be done when stuck in a soup... sorry I mean a jam!!!

That brings me to a question.... why is it called traffic jam? why not traffic butter? why not traffic cheese? Maybe then it would have been smoother... as smooth as a butter!!! Sigh!!

14 comments:

aargee September 12, 2007 at 12:56 AM  

because jam also means " a crowd of people", " obstruction" :)

ddmom September 12, 2007 at 5:56 AM  

3) sounds like fun. LOL!
5) construct a nice plot to make a movie.. he he..

Swati September 12, 2007 at 10:19 AM  

Ohh ..I do the 3rd one :)
5th - MUSIC ..how could your forget MUSIC

Just Like That September 12, 2007 at 12:25 PM  

Today, came to office at 11, courtesy jam on Old Madras Road!

seems a strike was the reason for the jam. Dunno who and dunno why, but can you imagine a strike disrupting traffic SO MUCH?

what on earth are the cops doing? Suppose a woo-woo carrying somebody almost on their deathbed wa caught in it...

Just Like That September 12, 2007 at 12:30 PM  

If you're one of the lucky few who gts chauffeured by the husband, read comics.
I talk to friends/family too when caught in a jam. Sometimes drives husband madder when i'm yakking away cheerfully in the middle of all that honking

LOL at 3. hmmm..sounds like fun.

Moppet's Mom September 12, 2007 at 3:12 PM  

Music, music, music. That's what helps me. I also do a variation of no 3 - construct lives and characters of the folks in the vehicles in front based on the items that I can see through their back window :-)

~nm September 12, 2007 at 3:42 PM  

Your last para on why is it named so reminded me of a question that Betu had asked us about 6-7 months ago when me or DH said "kitna Jam hai". He immedialtely piped in saying "Jam? Jam kahan hai? Jam to khate hain! Yahan to jam nahi hai!"

:D

timepass September 12, 2007 at 5:17 PM  

Wow, traffic butter, traffic cheese..you made up new words LOL

WhatsInAName September 12, 2007 at 7:44 PM  

Aargee:
hmmm obstruction indeed!! :(

Ddmom:
Movie ... What if the movie gets jammed too :(

Swati:
Oh yes, how did I forget that. Malishkaa and 98.3 are my saviours

JLT:
Poor you :( Am with you! I go through this torture everyday! LOL you sure know how the hubby reacts to jams!

Moppets Mom :
Welcome to my blog and thanks for bearing my gibberish :) Isnt point 3 fun!!

NM:
Give a hug to Betu from this aunt! :)

Timepass:
I like your nick. Thats precisely the need of the "jams" :) Thanks for the visit!

Gauri September 17, 2007 at 7:47 PM  

I can imagine being caught in a traffic jam on Bombay roads. God - the stress levels get incredibly high.

yeah - try music - should be relaxing - or yet again - in teh midst of all those honking horns - will it ?

WhatsInAName September 18, 2007 at 1:50 PM  

Gauri:
Yes, sometimes cars talk to each other - the honk language :)
Music helps at times!

Peridot September 19, 2007 at 3:35 AM  

6th - Cuss the world out.....the only time I use foul language is when Im alone and only I can hear...plus...its a good vent :-)

Suki September 19, 2007 at 11:34 PM  

:D.
How's about the good old book? when the jam is the "stationary for 20 minutes" kind rather than "one inch every 5 seconds"?

WhatsInAName September 26, 2007 at 11:28 AM  

Peridot:
lol. That really works, doesnt it?

Suki:
Thanks girl :) Will carry books with me.

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