Beijing, China is officially in gridlock meltdown. Apparently the traffic problems started in June and July on this 62 mile stretch of highway, and have recently been exacerbated by increased truck traffic and road construction. Commuters have now been at a dead stop for 9 DAYS.
Locals are capitalizing on the traffic tragedy by selling food and drinks at a premium price. (So much for communism, eh?) The jam is expected to last at least another two weeks. If I *tried* to get to work can I still get paid?