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  An April Rainy Friday
by Patrick A Granfors
Friday, April 13, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A little rain in LA has a tendency to lobotomize the average driver here. Crash stats skyrocket every time it sprinkles, snarling up what should be an easy ride.

An April shower has the power

To wash the commuter’s brains away

At least that’s what I’m witnessing

As I drive to work today


Judging by the place I sit

Traffic’s backed up for three miles

Instead of Friday’s normal light

Scowling soon replaces smiles


In the rain they drive like idiots

Instead of using care

Now I see the problem

That idiots run in pairs


Someone got impatient

Became a traffic swine

A slow motion collision

While taking cuts in line


Nobody has been injured

Except for someone’s pride

Unless a silly fight ensues

Because there is no place to hide


Then it finally hits me

The reason I can tell

Today is Friday the 13th

Freddy Krueger’s commute from hell




Copyright © 2012 Patrick Granfors



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Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/16/2012
Well done, Patrick.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/16/2012
Giggle...I love your lighthearted spirit, Patrick!!! You can make the most annoying things seem funny....great job!

Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 4/14/2012
Ah yes, triscadekaphobia rears its ugly head.
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/14/2012
April showers bring May flowers as it goes..
LA is a good place to drive a Dodge Dart !!
Humor is always a calming factor!
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/14/2012
Used to love driving my
I pray to drive and dodgem!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Richard King 4/14/2012
You should try driving here in Florida, where those of us in our late 60's are the youngsters. Left turns from the right lane are an every day occurrence and during our rainy season, we have rain for an hour or so nearly every day.

Enjoyed.... Dick
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 4/14/2012
I hear what you're saying and enjoyed the touch of humor you added to lighten a major aggravation.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/14/2012
I doubt that people need an excuse to drive like idiots today,
But they keep coming up with more and more excuses.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 4/13/2012
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/13/2012
you're right,too many panic over nothing making things worse. Did you get hail? we had one cloud burst an unusual hard driving hail that covered everything. Glad it didn't last long or it could have been terrible.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/13/2012
The same thing kinda happened here,
Though it wasn't rainy but everybody drove queer,
Pulling out in front of high speed traffic causes me to at them sneer,
And to think I thought that Friday the 13th was just bunk,
If they keep driving like that I am going to turn their cars into junk...Jurseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/13/2012
You'd think it have an effect on all the latino tempers in this heat, but then it only rains once or twice a year, I never seen those cement wash basins ever full, the ones that run through the city, the dry river beds,,,, Bless ya!
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 4/13/2012
Certainly true in Northern California as well. There should be a permit issued to drivers who can drive in the rain.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 4/13/2012
So glad I have no place to go today, Patrick, 'cause it is raining cats and dogs (whatever that means) and thunder like I've never heard. Living off the 101, Friday afternoon traffic is never light heading northward, or, depending on how one looks at it, Westward. So glad I have no place to go today.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 4/13/2012
Hah! I hear you, used to live in Los Angeles. You really want to see some bad driving check out south Louisiana when we have our ten to fifteen year annual snowfall. I don't bother to go out. Period. Lunatics in killing machines.

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