It figures that Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, would name a major freeway project closure like the next summer movie thriller! “Carmageddon” is the latest name that’s being used to describe the 10 mile closure of Interstate 405 from I-10 to Highway 101 for this upcoming weekend of July 16th & 17th. What’s interesting is not just the unique names that are coming out of this major highway event, but how its brought the city of Los Angeles together!
That’s right, an inconvenience at best, a major cluster duck most likely has everyone talking, everyone focused and everyone coming together. I’ve heard this phenomenon before, when my son Chris was in NY during a major blackout, how people who would normally ignore each other would instead care about their neighbors. Well in a similar way, L.A. is coming together even more so than a championship win by the Lakers. They’re coming together through something that really impacts their lives, the lifeblood of Southern California, its highway system.
Because we are in the business of building relationships and maximizing your team’s potential in your business by using an experience that is common to all, eating and cooking together. It’s amazing to see the same effect large-scale that touches millions. It gives me hope that if creating a meal together, or experiencing a highway inconvenience city-wide bonds people together; then there is hope to find lasting peace in the world through our commonalities than through our differences.
So Carmageddon, as a city, we’re ready for you!
PS - In case you really need to be in another part of the city fast, I heard today that someone is offering helicopter rides for only $150 a pop!