I am sure gambling addicts consider the border
crossing a blessing. With its patternless unpredictability,
the thought of leaving San Felipe and being one
of the lucky few who arrive at the border to find
only three cars ahead of them must give their
dopamine levels a satisfying boost. It would be
like winning the Powerball Lottery.
In 2007, a total of 5,596,674 vehicles crossed
the borders, at both the east and main crossings
of Calexico. That's an average of 638 vehicles
an hour, round the clock. Finding the precise
moment to plug your own car into that equation
so your wait is minimized can be a daunting challenge.
The two webcams to the right may be of some help,
if only to spend countless hours staring at them
to determine a patterned traffic chronology, a
better and safer use of time than risking carpal
tunnel at a slot machine.
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