Two feet of concrete

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Two feet of concrete

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:13 pm

A: (Shows B a picture of a huge empty street in Los Angeles during the Coronavirus outbreak and says) Something you'll never see again, the 405 in Los Angeles at the peak of rush hour.
B: Incredible.
A: IKR?? Usually you can't see two feet of concrete in front of you.

- Hi everybody! What does A mean by "you can't see two feet of concrete in front of you" in this case?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:40 pm

I presume Person A means that in normal circumstances, less than two feet of roadway is visible between you and the car in front because the highways are so crowded with traffic.

Los Angeles is particularly notorious for its nose-to-tail traffic jams. Many roads in the US, especially in the suburbs, are paved with concrete rather than asphalt; I am doubtful that that is the case with US 405, but Person A was presumably speaking loosely rather than specifically.
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Re: Two feet of concrete

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:38 am

Erik : Thanks very much for your informative answer.

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