Two weeks ago I was planning a drive to inland New South Wales for the following day and was frustrated that the NSW Government Roads App showed that the road I had planned to take was closed due to bushfires.
I would have to take a diversion which would add an extra hour and a half to my journey. I was sounding off when my eyes alighted on the following notice in the corner of the map. A nine-hour diversion! That certainly put my little inconvenience into perspective.
Imagine trying to explain that to your wife:
“Where on earth have you been I was expecting you home for dinner?”
“Well, dear, there was this nine hour diversion.”
“And you expect me to believe that?”