Carth: I should be in the kitchen: I love when other people tell me how terrible my commute is. Many of my coworkers live near work but I actually bought a house on the opposite side of town because I like the area better. It's 30 miles and takes about 35 minutes in the morning and 45 home. It's nothing compared to major cities like Atlanta but some people just like to biatch any time they have to drive more than 5 miles.Well when you figure you're spending about an hour a day commuting, so 20 hours a month or 10 full days a year in your car that does seem pretty crazy. Life is too short to spend about 10% of your free time commuting to work.
addy2: Do they choose to commute that long because they like it or are stupid?
Generation_D: Has anybody figured out yet this is the natural result of 60 years of sprawling out rather than building up?No?Well enjoy clogging the freeways, heroes. I'm going to go walk to work now.
Contrabulous Flabtraption: Rapmaster2000: Happy Hours: Studson: I live in Atlanta but commute just outside the perimeter. It takes me about 15 minutes each way, during rush hour.Also, Marta is not only inconvenient (it runs in the shape of a cross and covers limited areas) but unreliable and not entirely safe. I wouldn't use it even if I didn't have such a short commute.MARTA? Moving Afro Rapidly Through Atlanta?My favorite thing about this joke is that in the 30 years I've heard it has two facets.1. The person telling it never lives in Atlanta. These are the people that I imagine say Hotlanta which is another way to get groans from the locals.2. The person telling it seems to think they're busting out an original and witty zinger. If you hear it in person, you can see the sparkle in their eye as they unleash it followed by the anxious pause as they wait patiently for thunderous applause.I don't know - last time I was in Atlanta I walked from Peachtree down to the Varsity and I was the only white guy I saw anywhere.
Day_Old_Dutchie: Forward-thinking leaders decentralize their offices to the 'burbs or allow telecommuting and take full advantage of tech available to eliminate the needless energy waste and frustrations.The problem is those useless egotistical stubborn old coots that insist on running their business in an office tower in a downtown, and actually obtain satisfaction from being able to look out on row upon row of worker bees in their cubicles.Farking Luddites need to be put out to pasture. Age does not always equate to wisdom.
robohobo: 2 minutes from my bedroom to my home office.
Marisyana: During a time where I didn't have a car, I got a job where I was forced to use mass transit. It took two buses and two hours to go about ten miles. Amazingly I did that for a year until I could finally afford a car. I couldn't imagine doing it for years and years but I know a lot of people who do.
Firststepsadoozie: I time my morning commute with music.Normally, it's 1 Kashmir. If I hit all the lights, it can be as long as 1 La Villa Strangiato.
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Jon iz teh kewl: Firststepsadoozie: I time my morning commute with music.Normally, it's 1 Kashmir. If I hit all the lights, it can be as long as 1 La Villa Strangiato.but i bet you play Tom Sawyer from time to time
mmonnens: How many of these mega-commutes are because they have to live in the "perfect" house/neighborhood, or because they must be sure their kids get the best schools?/unmarried? Yes.//Renter, yup, probably for life.
ShawnDoc: I remember as a teen visiting my uncle in Bakersfield. I was looking at auto trader, and shocked at all the cars that were 2 years old and had 100k+ miles already. He told me a lot of people who live in Bakersfield actually work in Los Angeles (100 miles away), and commute up over the mountain to and from work each day.
FizixJunkee: mmonnens: How many of these mega-commutes are because they have to live in the "perfect" house/neighborhood, or because they must be sure their kids get the best schools?/unmarried? Yes.//Renter, yup, probably for life.We don't feel we need a perfect house---a modest two-bedroom place in a safe neighborhood is all we ask for---but we won't compromise on the school thing.
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