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same old complaint

On Wed, Jun 11 2008, in Leroy, by Leroy Leese

I know everyone hates it, but i have been immune for the last 9 months, and really, basically immune for the last 6 years. You see, i realize now that I HATE TRAFFIC. Now that I have to sit in it everyday, and wait for incessant minutes and hours on end, I realize that I don’t enjoy the process. And who can help but think about all the money going out their tailpipe while performing the wait. Its exhausting (pun intended.)

So here i am, committed to a job, committed to serving the family by working at a full-time job. But my own sanity is being challenged by the sheer frustration of getting there and coming back. Over dramatic? Yes. My reality for the time being? Afraid so.

Anyone else need to vent about traffic? Anyone live in heaven where there is no traffic?


4 Responses to same old complaint

  1. Rich says:

    I live 8.5 miles from work and it takes me 15 minutes to get there.

    I found that the longer commute would allow me more time to unwind from work and I wouldn’t be upset about work stuff when I got home. Now that I don’t have the long commute I miss that. What you can do is work off shift, like 6-2 and miss the rush hour if they’ll let you. You can also spend your time listening to music, books on tape, etc. I even tried porn on tape, but that was just weird. 🙂

  2. Bryan says:

    It takes me 30 minutes to get to work. If I am lucky, it takes me 40 minutes to get home.

    If I am really lucky, no one wrecks into me either way. Also, if someone else wrecks on 235, it takes me over an hour to get home because rubbernecking here is ridiculous. And people pass on the right in turn lanes and everyone drives in the left lane, no matter what speed they are going, with someone glued to your bumper, tailgating. I never thought I would say this, but I miss Florida drivers. Maryland drivers are far, far, worse.

    Yeah, that’s right…I’m bitter. Two wrecks in 6 months. Neither one my fault.

    (Exhales, unclenches teeth and shakes his head.)

  3. Leroy says:

    hehe. regarding rubber-necking …i usually ask jess to look for me, but i still try to sneak a glance …although i dont want to go any slower than the person in front of me who is taking the opportunity to sight-see.

  4. In California I had a job with a one hour commute both ways. I only worked two days a week so that was nice but the REALLY nice thing was that the drive times were always opposite of rush hour! I’m talking about huge four to six lanes of highway jam packed rush hour with bridges and all that mess and confusion. So when I would drive to and from work I would cruise along at the speed limit counting my lucky stars.

    However, one Sunday morning on my way to work there was a jam and I thought “why at 6:30am would there be traffic?” Well, one of the overpasses in Oakland collapsed because a tanker caught on fire at 3am. No problem for me! I just took the Bay Bridge that day:) Funny how sometimes commutes can suck (I’ve had my share) and others can work out nice.

    Most of the time I live within walking distance from work. It’s nice.