What began as a relatively uneventful morning on Friday, Oct. 6, quickly turned into a slow-motion nightmare. For the majority of folks heading to St. Simons that morning, it took more than an hour and a half (for some more than two hours) to navigate the F. J. Torras Causeway.

And the problem? The Georgia Department of Transportation decided to block off one lane of the causeway to load up some of the piled up marsh debris alongside the roadway. And they decided to do this during the worst rush-hour traffic of the week at 8 a.m. on Friday morning.

Never mind that such an unconscionable act led to hundreds of hours of lost wages, an equal amount of lost productivity, and not to mention, exorbitant amounts of gasoline being consumed unnecessarily.

The individual who made the decision to do this has a real problem with his “Thinker-Thingy” and should at the very least be reprimanded for such stupidity. This was one of those instances where a half an ounce of common sense would have resulted in great dividends.

Robert Callahan