Thursday, July 13, 2006

An Open Letter to the Men Doing Road Work on Washington

Dear sirs,

It is with the deepest regret that I must inform you of something that I would think would be very obvious, but is apparently not.

Most people go to work between seven and nine in the morning. When you close down lanes on a road that everybody in El Cajon takes to go to work during that time period, you make us miserable. I suspect that at least eight out of ten of us would like to inflict bodily harm upon you because in addition to the injury of not being rich enough to not have to work, you are adding the insult of making our commute even more of a grind.

Why do you insist on working between these hours? Why not work earlier in the morning when fewer people are driving? It would even be cooler than when you are working in that the sun wouldn't be out yet.

I know that we all have bills to pay, and I appreciate that you are trying to make the street drivable. But why are you doing it between seven and nine?

If I ever find out where you live, I am going to park my car perpendicular to your driveway so that you cannot get out and go to work. I will claim that I am being paid for this, and I will tell you to take an alternate, longer route. When the shoe is on the other foot, we will see how you respond.

With love and devotion,


FlippingChipmunk said...


superaustin said...

Dear Sir,

Sit on it and twirl.


(not superaustin)

Analyst Catalyst said...

I knew that they were doing it on purpose!

thesmallblondeone said...

The one good thing about not living at Cobblestone anymore-- I take Chase to work instead of getting stuck at Washington. I don't envy you, AC. I don't envy you at all....

Analyst Catalyst said...

Yeah, Washington is miserable.

However, I will be moving myself, soon enough, and so I will no longer have to deal with Washington nor the left turn light that takes forever to turn green onto Granite Hills.

I hate that light. Sometimes, I run it. Don't tell the police.

Anonymous said...

Revolutionaries Unite!
I'm going to rally all my friends to park perpendicular in the driveways all the construction workers we can find! WHAT A GREAT IDEA! To AC be the GLORY!

This was a great post.

Analyst Catalyst said...

Thinking in Ohio, I didn't read your reply until today, 7/18. Your response made me laugh out loud. Thanks for bringing joy to my day.