Monumental traffic jam

Monumental traffic jam: This afternoon around 4 p.m., two colleagues and I exited a meeting a couple blocks away from the Washington Monument to discover it was pouring down rain and all the streets around us had been shut down due to a bomb scare. To make a short story long, the three of us got soaking wet before spending three hours in a cab getting to BWI (I remember now why I nearly always take the train from DC to BWI). Fortunately, our flight was not until eight and the cab-time flew as we were engaged in some rather sweeping yet entertaining (just ask the driver) conversations. More fotunately, there was no bomb.