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Monday, August 23, 2010

The Road Trip From Hell

Google's Chinese Traffic Jam
Just imagine, you're driving cross-country for the weekend, a simple journey of 100km on a multi-lane highway.

You've packed some fruit and crisps, some fizzy drink and charged up the iPod, ready for the road ahead.

But as you hit the heavy traffic, you wonder whether you made a mistake. By the time you are ensnarled in a long tail of non-budging traffic, your thoughts are on escape.

At this point, many of you might want to turn around and head back. But in the case of these thousands of Chinese drivers, turning around is NOT an option - they have been stuck on the highway for more than nine days. Read the full story here: China's 100km long traffic jam

They have been caught up in a traffic jam since 14th August and it is expected to last until the END OF SEPTEMBER.

Of this such Hollywood movies are made. And insanity. And a fervent, pathological hatred of fruit, crisps, fizzy drink, your iPod and the stinking, sweaty friends you were travelling with.


Electro-Karen said...

This is not a joke, Mermins ?

(And neither am I. I've found my TRUE self !)

Gorilla Bananas said...

You're not the kind of woman who'd remain cooped up in one of those cars, Mermaid. You'd get out into the open and do a dance on the bonnet to entertain everyone. Yes, I can picture you doing that just now.

Bill Quango MP said...

Looks like the M25 alright. Where the M40, M40, M3 all meet.

Electro-Kevin said...

Thanks for the Ombudsman's advice. I made a report to them about the credit card fraud and it's been taken seriously. It looks like I'm finally in the clear.

Mwwwwah ! xxx