With Thanksgiving behind us, Black Friday over, and Cyber Monday ended, the commercial holiday season is in full swing. Life seems to be moving faster and faster now that December is here. Or is it?
I had a very long day yesterday; I left Huntersville at 6:30 AM to be at Winston Salem by 8 for a morning full of meetings; I had to be in south Charlotte at 2 PM for an afternoon of meetings; then back through Charlotte to Huntersville and home at 6 PM. In road terms, that's I-77 to I-40 to 168; then back 168 to 52 to I-85 to I-485 to 521; then back 521 to I-485 to I-77 and home - a really big loop. I went through rush hours in two cities, lunchtime traffic in one. When I finally got home last night and thought about it, it seemed, well - less busy.
Are our patterns changing? Are the swirls of Christmas commercialism fading?
Time will tell...