I took the G2 hoping to get to Georgetown. The route I needed, P Street, was only blocked to Wisconsin. However our driver wasn't going anywhere near that and said the bus will be going around Dupont Circle and heading back east.
From Dupont I hopped on the Circulator which got me close enough and I was happy. When I wanted to leave, I got on a Circulator bus at the same stop. The trip back was very infuriating for the driver, as there was no clear way. He knew he wasn't going to Rosslyn and he knew he was going to turn around. I thought he'd turn on Dumbarton, as I saw a red Circulator bus chugging east on it earlier. Nope, for some reason, blocked. P? Nope. That was blocked with cars and the police seemed to be directing traffic away from it. He turned on Q and there, since cars were parked on both sides and it is a tight fit, traffic wasn't moving much there. After chatting with him, he decided to turn down a side street to P. It was clearer, but also a tight fit.
The bus' radio was alive with chatter from confused and frustrated bus operators. Traffic was a mess. It just seemed to me unnecessary unless they did have clear detour routes and MPD or someone decided to change them up. I blame terrorism. You can't have clear and open plans because of terrorists. No to keep Americans safe chaos needs to reign, and the bad guys need to be stuck in traffic, with everyone else.