O.K., I'll admit, it seems like there might have been better traffic control. But this quote pretty much sums up why we have an obesity—and name-your-rage—problem in this country:
Katie Rynn, 26, a television producer, spent her morning in Arlington County picking flower arrangements for her wedding (she chose calla lilies for herself and white tulips for the bridesmaids) [NOTE: This is what we call adding color in newswriting]. After spending an hour on what is normally the 15-minute drive to her fiance's apartment in Kalorama, she eventually decided to abandon her car and walk the last few blocks.A nightmare? A NIGHTMARE, Katie??
"A nice, happy morning turned into a nightmare," she said.
A nightmare was 9/11 when the Pentagon was hit and people lost loved ones, or the 7/7 bombings in London, or what the Iraqis, and our troops, live with daily. I can think of a few more nightmares and I bet you can too, and none of them have anything to do with having to walk three freakin' blocks.
Give me a break.