Damn, he thought as he put the car in “park” and waited for the next time the traffic moved. He was even tempted to shut off the engine and save the gas.
Finally, and suddenly, everyone started moving again.
He inched further along and then he saw what the problem had been – two cows were standing across the lanes and the drivers had to maneuver around them to pass. Of course everyone also had to look at the cows which made the whole mess even worse, but that didn’t seem to matter to anyone.
As he passed the cows and the traffic returned to a normal speed he reflected on how he’d never seen cows standing on Broadway in Manhattan. He wondered what effect that would have if it did happen.
Then he remembered – it was Manhattan – no one would notice.