It was a slow and boring drive to work this morning, despite the fact that I'm not particularly susceptible to the ubiquitous existence of the Monday blues. Now, my daily commute involves a slightly long wait (3 to 4 minutes only, actually... but in the mornings that is a rather long wait) at a particular traffic light, thanks to the overwhelming number of cars that need to use that particular intersection to get to their respective destinations. The placement of a traffic police personnel there has improved conditions beyond belief the past few months, but still, the wait (sometimes short, and sometimes long) is always inevitable.
This morning while I was *applying lotion on my hands while awaiting my turn to move, I came up with a list of things that I have possibly done throughout while **waiting for the lights to change colour
1. Look at cloud formations and create conversations for them2. Watch people head bang (quite a rarity, though), or head bang myself!
3. Look into the rear view mirror to unnerve the person behind you. People have done this one to me before (mentioned by sis)
4. Comb my hair5. Clean the specs
6. Put lotion on hands
7. Eat breakfast (chocolate milk from the tetra pack is the safest)
8. Compose a blog post in my head (or paper, if available and so desired)
9. Read (doesn't always work though)10. Stare at the sign, attempt to influence it to change sooner/or have the traffic policeman change directions of the traffic flow
11. Fold shirt sleeves until a comfortable level, just slightly below the elbows.
That is all I got in my 3 minutes there. What would you do at traffic light stops?* Yes, I happen to have a small bottle of lotion lying on my dashboard at all times. There was once even a bottle of contact lens solution (for emergencies) until about a week ago which I threw out because it had unfortunately dried out/evaporated
** Note the word 'waiting'