Sunday, July 27, 2008

Advice on coping SAARC traffic

Tried exploring a few routes today and ended up getting directed into a jam on Maitland Place. I did not want to go to Maitland Place, I was trying to get to Reid Avenue from Gregory's Road but it seemed that a right turn was not possible at Maitland Crescent so turned left and left again into Maitland Place and ended up getting stuck for about 45 minutes.

After about 20 minutes of being idle I realised that I had a book in the car and began to read; and that, dear readers, is the advice I can offer to you.

Carry some reading material, perhaps a packet of biscuits and a flask of hot tea if you fancy, and when you do get into the jam just switch off the engine, relax and read.

The lucky people who are out of Colombo will laugh, but for those forced to be in the city, this is the best option that I can think of.

5 comments:

pissu perera said...

they announced the negombo road will be closed at 3pm but i was on the way back from negombo at that time and there were quite a number of vehicles on the road. lots of police, even the big shots, but the road was open, til about 3.15ish anyway. dunno about after. there WAS a massive convoy of defenders, Mercs and police cars (brand spanking new ones at that) with flashing lights and blaring sirens that sped towards the airport though.

Lady divine said...

good thing I don't have to get into the city..:)
But I can see how annoying it is.. leaving so many ppl pissed at the same time..sigh...

chaarmax said...

I was caught in the very same block down maitland crescent for a good half hour me thinks..

santhoshi said...

hey i was also stuck at maitland for about half an hour... I guess carrying a book is a good idea for these days of waiting in the road...

Jack Point said...

Hell, almost like a bloggers meet up down Maitland Crescent....:)