Atlanta Traffic, Anyone?

I am so glad I don't live in Atlanta! All that traffic! Wait. That's not Atlanta. That's Barnett Shoals Road near the intersection with Lexington Road. That's Athens! Insider's Guide to Athens. Tip #42. If you're headed downtown from the east side during the morning commute, it's probably better to use Lexington Road all the way. The light for the Barnett Shoals traffic at Barnett Shoals and Lexington stays green for about as long as it takes me to savor and swallow a mouthful of that new toffee doughnut at Dunkin' Donuts. Then it stays red for as long as it takes me to get around to the taxes in April. It's not for me to say whether this is the most sensible timing for the light. What do I know. I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that the whole road thing in that area has issues. Big issues. Issues that probably can't be resolved without a construction project that would take longer to build than the Great Pyramid of Giza, would cost more than an NFL quarterback, would put all of us through road hell trying to get to and from, would look ugly when it was finished, and would be obsolescent even as they were working on it. So, as Rosanne Rosannadanna might conclude, never mind.

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