I hate rush hour traffic. It’s my least favorite thing about working.
I hate the idea of driving along at freeway speeds, only to slow to a near stop for seemingly no reason.
I hate the morons who bounce back and forth between lanes trying to get to their destination faster then everyone else. I have watched these people, sometimes for miles and all that stupid bouncing back and forth gets them to their exit just a couple car lengths ahead of where they were before. Meanwhile it pisses everyone off.
Sorry… had to get that off my chest. My commutes this week have been a bear. I moved in with my Lady Friend in about a year and a half ago. My old house was roughly 10 minutes from my job. But my Lady Friend’s house is roughly 30 minutes from my job when there is no traffic and often it takes much longer. That extra 20+ minute drive each way both sucks AND blows.
The weird thing that I will never understand is that the commute home is ALWAYS worse then the commute in to work. Do a lot of people only work in the afternoons? If so how the hell do I get that job?? But seriously, where are all those people in the mornings?
Though there seems to be a lot more cars driving home in the evening, the way the people drive in the mornings is worse – they are more aggressive. This is something else I don’t get. Why would they be in a bigger hurry to get to WORK then they are to get HOME? Maybe some of them work jobs where they punch clocks, but not the dudes driving a Cadillac or Lexus. There is no reason those people should be in that big of a hurry to get to work.
I’m the opposite. I’ll take my sweet ass time getting to work… they can deal with me getting there when I get there. But after work? Then I just want to get home.
After all, there is an ass imprint on my couch that is calling my name and all these a-holes jamming up the freeway are keeping me from it.
As much as I like to complain, my Lady Friend’s commute is worse than mine, so I definitely feel for her. We’re moving in about 3 weeks and the new place is 10+ minutes closer to both of our jobs, which is a great thing.
Is your afternoon commute worse than your morning one?
And for those of you living in small towns with NO traffic…… you stink.