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Crazy Traffic: An Impatient Patient's Self-Diagnosis

"And then they say that there's no crisis?"

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Traffic in Naples

Mariateresa Fichele

“Dottoré, at 8 in the morning people go to work, to school, and it's normal that there's traffic.

But at 10 for example, why is everything blocked? Or at 5 pm, at 2 am? All the time!

And then they say that there's no crisis? And can we talk about the price of gas? I see the other people, alone in their cars, stuck like me in the middle of hell and I wish I had a megaphone — I'd get out of the taxi and shout: 'What the f**k are you doing here in your cars in the middle of the road?'

I would like them to answer me, one by one, because I've been going to work for 10 years now and I still haven't found an explanation. There, Dottoré, I've just told you how I became crazy."


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