I figure that heavy traffic during this Yuletide season is a good indication for the economy. It proves that consumers are out there shopping and infusing their hard earned cash into the economy of a country. OFWs remittances are at their highest even though the US dollar is quite weak compared to our local currency.
There are abundant sale and discount promos at the malls which naturally entails huge crowds. This in turn produces massive traffic jams in areas surrounding malls.
It was really bad today as after we dropped off my parents at the airport for their flight to HongKong, we found ourselves stuck in traffic. The fact is we were still stuck in traffic somewhere in the SM North Area when my parents texted me that they had landed in HongKong. Imagine that! It is much faster to flight to another country than it is to get from point A to point B in our metropolis.
Traffic jams ... it is definitely more fun in the Philippines. *insert sarcastic tone here*