During lunch today, Johnny’s cell phone began to ring. The upstairs help desk was calling to report a flood of accounts being locked out. Johnny told the caller we’d be right back in the office — the ride back usually only takes ten minutes or so.
During the normally ten minute ride, we encountered (A) a speed trap that caused everyone to hit their brakes, (B) a passing ambulance that caused everyone to pull over to the side of the road, (C) not one but two trains on the same train tracks, end to end, and (D) a stuck railroad crossing guard that continued to flash for at least five minutes after the trains were long gone.
Fortunately we were not struck by a meteor and did not encounter an earthquake, the only two other possible delays we could come up with. The normally ten-minute drive took over half an hour. Ridiculous!