All it takes to bring Glasgow to a virtual standstill is for one lane of main artery to be at the mercy of diggers and cordoned off by a line of traffic cones.
So, two full months of roadworks across most of the city centre's main streets is certain to make life difficult for many of us.
Bus passengers, too, will be affected by these works over the coming eight weeks, as stops are temporarily relocated.
But while we may feel a little better if we are allowed to moan about it, the fact is that the work simply must be done to prevent more serious road chaos further down the line.
This latest round of works is essential to maintain a clean and safe water supply to homes and offices in Glasgow.
If left in their current state, the water mains beneath many of Glasgow's streets will eventually fail, creating the need for emergency repairs and undoubtedly even more inconvenience for motorists and pedestrians.
Glasgow City Council has vowed to meet regularly with Scottish Water to ensure the works cause as little disruption as possible.
And we at the Evening Times will also be keeping a close eye on things as the works progress.