Five things to do while stuck in Tacoma traffic delays for 41 hours a year:
1 Be thankful we’re only the 18th-worst traffic city in North America and No. 83 in the world, according to the Inrix 2017 Global Traffic Scorecard.
2 Learn Italian with books on tape and daydream about moving to Palermo, where drivers spend only 24 hours a year stuck in traffic.
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3 Count the number of triangle patterns on the Tacoma Dome.
4 Exit your car and join other commuters in an elaborately choreographed song-and-dance routine, like in the first scene of “La La Land.”
5 Finally open up and share your innermost feelings with the person sitting next to you — even if she’s a carpool lane mannequin.