New Year’s Day 2023. Harrisburg. Union Deposit Road interchange with Route 83. As I got back to my open truck door, the other drivers cheered.
I’m sitting in our truck with my family at the intersection. There is no traffic to my left coming off of Route 83. There is no place for traffic to come from on my right. My light has been red for two minutes. There is a local police cruiser stopped at the same light from the other direction; second in line. I’m car number-four from the front of the line. A car comes off of 83, turns left, and goes in the direction I want to go. That should trip the light. Persistent red. Another minute. I’m just an impatient trial lawyer. The light should turn. The police officer will fix it somehow.