I’ve come to hate the signs and the sight. Ronnie reminds me that I'm too “Type A,” but that’s only part of the problem. I learned to despise standing in line while in the army and vowed that if there was a way not to, I’d find it. The sign tells me I’ve no choice: “Road Work Ahead.” Stretching ahead on the interstate, as far as the eye can see, cars, trucks, and buses stand idly, then inch ahead, then wait some more. The other sign is right; I can “Expect Delays.”
Granade, S. Ray, "Advent Devotional "Prepare the Way"" (1996). Creative Works. 33.