Tuesday night, 6:15
I'm sitting at my desk at work. My phone rings. Caller ID warns me it's my mother.
Me: "Hi, Mom."
Mom: "Oh, hi. Do you have Caller ID? Is that how you knew it was me?"
My mother is fascinated by Caller ID.
Mom: "Well, anyway, I just wanted to call and tell you there's a really bad accident near your work on one of the side roads near the highway. Traffic is really backed up."
Me: "Oh, thanks. Which side road?"
Mom: "I can't remember."
Me: "Well, which highway is it near? I-95 or the Parkway?"
Me: "Well, which exit number is closed?"
Mom: "I can't remember now."
Me: "Okay. Well, thanks for the update."
NOTE TO MOM: Please don't quit your day job. I do not see traffic reporting in your future.