On July 10 I left work around 6 p.m. I quickly went home, ate and fixed food to carry to my mother, who is bedridden. I needed to be there by the caregivers’ shift change at 7 p.m.

I was only two blocks from my house on Savannah Highway when I hit the Krispy Kreme bumper-to-bumper gridlock.

This is the second time in seven months I have been caught up in this completely senseless, major highway congestion due to Krispy Kreme’s advertising blitz. Customers buy one dozen doughnuts and get a second dozen for 78 cents.

A nice policeman helping to direct traffic walked by my car. I told him the traffic congestion in all three Savannah Highway lanes in front of Krispy Kreme for cheap doughnuts at 6 p.m. on Friday night was a terrible idea. City police were being used to direct doughnut traffic, and I was late getting to my mother’s house to feed her.

Why was there no prior notice in the newspaper? Why no road signs in advance of the congestion so we could have taken a different route?

How about making it more traffic friendly to the other 90 percent of traffic on a hot July Friday?

Sharon McDonald

Parkdale Drive

Charleston