August 04, 2005

Miracle in DC?

Driving down a popular roadway last night there were cars lined up in both directions as far as the eye could see. They were slowly creeping forward, moving as the traffic lights would allow. It was a typical night of traffic in Northern Virginia...almost...

Traffic in both directions stopped one lane at a time, like traffic had done a reverse wave. Lights were green and no one was moving. No horns were honking. No people yelling. No one even looked angry.

What possibly had the power to make the world come to a complete stand still? A flock of geese. Yes, as in a group of those giant honking birds. All 15 or so of them decided to cross the road, single file, in the middle of rush hour...and not a single one was harmed.

I wish to hell I had a camera with me...when else are you going to see 6 lanes of traffic come to a voluntary stand still? As my companion at the time said, "you know if they'd been people, no one would have even cared."

I feel as though I have witnessed a DC miracle... but it was damn funny regardless of what you want to call it. And by far the most amazing thing I've seen since moving here.

Posted by Princess Cat at August 4, 2005 12:03 PM @ 12:03 PM in Hilarity // Permalink | TrackBack

Great post -- thanks for sharing this story.

Posted by: KOB at August 4, 2005 02:14 PM

You know, that really does beat what happened in my hometown on Tuesday. It wasn't a lot really, just an Air France plane that crashed, exploded and didn't kill 308 people.

Why is it that all the coolest stuff never happens where I live?

Posted by: skippystalin at August 4, 2005 09:59 PM