13 May 2006
A Short History of Traffic Jams
Year 1: We are stopped by a herd of sheep. Year 10: We invent public parking. No one finds a free space without offering a substantial bribe to the parking czar. Year 100: We collide with another vehicle. Heated words are exchanged. Year 1,000: We arrive home from our evening commute an hour after we need to leave for our morning commute. Year 10,000: Benevolent worms explain the rudiments of living in one another’s laps. Year 100,000: We abandon our vehicles and pick flowers. Year 1,000,000: Crazy people invent a car. We incarcerate them in a house for the insane.
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