Suddenly, he realized. It snuck up on him, like ideas and insights usually do: he actually enjoyed being stuck in traffic. Especially when he didn’t really need to be anywhere in particular at a particular time. He liked belonging. He could see each and every other driver hindered along their particular journeys from A to B, and he shared their predicament. No one was getting anywhere fast, and so was he.
It was a strange realization, and he did not quite know what to do with it.