A big, important decision awaited me.
I was on Bloor Street, approaching the Don Valley Parkway exit. Do I take it, or continue along Bloor Street and use another local road to get to my destination. I had to make up my mind quickly; the exit was fast approaching. I quickly reached for the dial and turned on the radio to 680.
Yes! It was 5.41, and they have traffic reports on the 1s. Quick!
"This is 680 news with Paul Cook and Lisa Brandt .."
Yes, yes! I know, get to the point!
"... with traffic and weather on the 1s, we bring you the latest..."
Oh my God! I could almost see the exit now.
"And now we have the traffic report, brought to you by Pizza Pizza ..."
Can you give me the damn report already?
"... Pizza Pizza, where we now have our 2-for-1 special. Buy one medium size pizza and get another one of equal or less value at no extra charge!"
Oh how good! Pizza! Will you give me the @#$! traffic already?
".. and now here is Darryl Dommer.."
I was at the exit. Do I really need to know WHO is giving me my traffic report?
"... and the Don Valley Parkway is moving smoothly..."
Ah yes! Just in time, thank God! Confident that I would be able to make it in time for Smallville, I took the exit. I was now on the Don Valley Parkway, which, as he promised, should be moving smoothly. The traffic reporterer however, wasn't finished.
"... Parkway is moving smoothly, till the Bloor viaduct from where it's heavy, bumper-to-bumper, to the 401 ..."
As the long line of cars stretched ahead of me, their bumpers glistening in the sunlight, I contemplated whether Pizza Pizza delivered to cars stuck on the Parkway. Damn you 680 news commercial plugs.