Next time I see my old man, I will mention that he should change the way he drives when he is stuck in traffic. I'm sure he will be much obliged by me telling him that his driving style sucks...
Alright, so we have the shitty analogy as above. Its doing a really poor job of saying that you cant adjust your play style because you can't control when their is conflicting jobs when you're placing constructions.
So, for the Analogy to be true, then the above needs to be applicable to how Dwarf Fortress plays.
And this is why it's shitty Analogy.
You're fully capable of controlling hauling or construction placement. Where as with traffic, you'll often be in traffic through happenstance no matter your driving (playing) style.
So, are you always going to ignore the whole hauling is more important vs. construction placement?