Normally it takes me 1/2 hour to get home. Today, it took me over 2 HOURS!! I took this picture while on the on-ramp by the Humane Society. One hour after leaving work I was on the freeway still in the Kaimuki area cursing the tea I drank before I left. I needed to pee badly, and I knew with the traffic inching its way that I wasn't gonna make it. I prayed to God, "Please, please, please let me make it to Kahala Mall." It took me f-o-r-e-v-e-r to reach the off ramp. When I finally reached it, I cheered to myself. Yahooooo!! My glee was shortlived, however, when I ran smack dab into traffic that was moving even slower than the mess I had just escaped from. To make matters worse, it soon became evident to me that THERE WAS NOTHING LIT. THERE WAS NO ELECTRICITY IN THE AREA!! NO RESTROOM!! I started mumbling to myself, "OMG, OMG, where do I go, where do I go? Maybe a bush. I can do bush. Okay, where's the nearest bush? Hurry up. Hurry up. How can I get outta this traffic? Oh no, you're not cutting in front of me. Hurry up. Hurry up. Aaagggrrrr. Go, go, go." "Hey, is that a light?" There was a dim light coming from Times Supermarket. Hurry up. Hurry up. Go, go, go.
I made it to the parking lot!! Run, run, run. They were letting people into Times even though it was only dimly lit. I begged the guy at the door, "I gotta pee REALLY BADLY!!" He pointed me in the direction. I found the restroom. I ran in and closed the door. It was dark. I made my way to the toilet and sat down. Oh crap, I don't think the seat is down. I wonder if I'm in the Men's or Women's restroom. Oh never mind. Who cares. I'll worry about diseases later. Right now I'm so happy, I could sing. "Aaaaa aaaaaaa!!!"
Getting out of the Kahala Mall area took me another hour. But with an empty bladder, I felt like a champ! Waiting in traffic on a dry seat? Priceless!
One thing that I learned about being stuck in traffic . . . if you're bored and want to talk to your husband on the phone to kill time, don't bother. He'll tell you, "You better stop talking and focus on your driving." Okay, fine.