doing deep breathing exercises while thinking calming thoughts. over 20 years of living in chicago or attempting to get through chicago en route to visit family has led to plenty of fist shaking.
i know complaining about chicago traffic is old news but, seeeeeriooooossssllllllyyyyyy, 40 miles of construction with a speed limit 45 mph while workers present ( they were ) from rockford to chicago outskirts landed me in the city at exactly at the dreaded 5pm end of the work day traffic jam and it was as craziest example of chicago traffic insansity as i’ve seen in years. it’s like was like chicago traffic doing a parody of chicago traffic.
the speed and view in front and the rear view mirror was essentially unchanged from o’hare to the skyway and turned what would normally be a 4ish hour commute from southwest wisconsin to chicago into a 7 hour commute.