As usual, I am running late for my daughter’s school.
As usual, the signal at that minor junction turns red.
As usual, there is no sight of a policeman.
I stop my car.
The car behind me screeches to a halt.
As usual, the car to my right races ahead. And all the vehicles behind it.
The bus to my left hurtles past. And all the vehicles behind it.
As usual, the gentle honking, from the cars behind, gets frantic.
I remember the times when it used to irritate me.
Now, do I almost feel a sadistic pleasure within? Whatever.
There is a tinge of joy, when, hesitantly, a car stops beside me.
The signal turns green.
As usual, the vehicles that vroomed ahead are stuck at the next signal.
It is a major junction; and, it is manned by a traffic cop.