Yesterday was a Friday, and there was unusual traffic in the afternoon and early evening.
I wonder if it was a common payday and the traffic was shopping related? Wal-Mart stores have apparently noticed a recent change in shopping habits.
One part of that story was unexpectedly sentimental to me: my mother's parents used to stock up on baby food on payday. Eventually my grandfather's career advanced and he became financially successful. He was a real "American Success Story" and the family has several such memories of how my grandparents started married life very poor.