Best Of 2008

BEST REASON TO NOT KEEP A GUN IN THE CAR: Bridge traffic

This one’s for you, weary traveler who lives in Tampa but makes his or her living in St. Petersburg. We feel your pain. Many of us live in St. Petersburg and commute to the Loaf offices in Tampa. The morning drive into Hillsborough can be a bitch some mornings, that’s for sure. But secretly, we know we’ve got it easy. You see, every day at rush hour we drive back to Pinellas County. And on that trip home we look to our left at the adjoining span of the Howard Frankland Bridge. There we find you, trapped in the soul-crushing clusterfuck that is the evening commute into Tampa. Some days, the line of cars extends past the Frankland’s hump and clear across to dry land in Pinellas. It’s on these days when we wonder how much worse this will get when the road construction currently snarling the area around the airport finally arrives at the bridge. Good luck, weary traveler. And drive safely.