Annoyed At: Stopped Freight Trains

It annoys me when…

The lights are flashing, but this train just isn't moving.
The lights are flashing, but this train ain’t moving.

Freight trains stop, blocking the crossing, for no discernible reason. Don’t get me wrong; I love trains. And I understand their vital role in our economy, moving large quantities of stuff from one place to another in an efficient manner. I also realize that to get where they’re going they need to intersect roadways traveled by regular, everyday motorists like you and me, which will occasionally causes delays. I get that. What I don’t get is why they stop, just sit there, blocking the crossing for five minutes and then begin on their merry way again.

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