Monday, May 05, 2014
start rant --
I'm not one to complain. In fact, I bet if you look through all the posts on this blog you won't find even one post where i'm complaining... till now :)
OK, here's the thing. It's 5:30 in the afternoon and you're driving home from work. The traffic is heavy, stop and go type stuff, and all you want to do is get home. Then, of all things the train lights turn red and the little bars come down so you can't pass. So what's the big deal? It's just a train right? Well no.
You see, the trains in Apex for whatever reason actually stop dead in the middle of the crossing. The lights don't stop flashing, the bars don't go up, the train doesn't move. The trains in Apex literally block traffic in Apex for an extended period of time right at the peak of rush hour.
Next, this is a photo of downtown Apex during Peakfest. Peakfest is an annual event where the streets of downtown Apex are closed (I know, what's up with Apex and road closings?) and they have venders and food and bands. So what could be so bad about that?
Well, my band the Dead Hamsters applied to be one of the bands to play but we were rejected! That's right. My home town of Apex rejected my band and instead got some lame bands from who knows where that sucked.