I think we can learn a lot about both while driving the actual Beltway.
My trips from Fishersville to Baltimore gives me the choice of driving the Capital Beltway or avoiding it to the west.
Saturday, I avoided it and found I made the smart decision.
There was an accident near the American Legion Bridge on the western side, which created a major traffic bottleneck.
Sunday, I headed south.
I figured Sunday afternoon should not be a big time to try, with the Redskins playing.
There was nothing major, but a few slowdowns that taught some lessons.
- People will make mistakes that cause you inconvenience.
- Looking at other's mistakes doesn't speed the process.
- Anticipate that there will be problems, and be relieved if there's not.
- You would think people would learn from past mistakes. But they find new ways to make mistakes.
If only everyone tried to make it easier for others.