Top 5 Reasons for Being Late to Work in Cedar Rapids
Every city has them, reasons you're late for work. In the City of Five Seasons, here's the five we hear the most.
I had to wait for a couple of Canadian Geese and all their goslings to cross the road. They weren't in nearly as big of a hurry as I was. After what happened on Interstate 380 recently, you HAVE to believe me.
It's Crunch Berry Day at Quaker Oats and when I smelled 'em I just had to go buy some. Then, I ended up buying a bunch of other cereals too and of course, I had to try 'em all and...
I got stopped by a train on 1st Avenue and then the train stopped and then it backed up and then it stopped again.. I'm lucky I got here at all!
My route to work was blocked by construction. And so was my alternate route and my third choice. They call it Paving for Progress, but I couldn't make any this morning.
I saw the backup of trucks on Diagonal Drive headed to Penford, so I just kept going. Then I missed the downtown exit. By the time I finally got off I-380 and headed back south on the interstate, the 7th Street off-ramp was all backed up with trucks heading to Cargill. Then, of course, there was that train.