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(NPR)   More and more smug "reverse commuters" are learning that maybe they didn't think their cunning plan all the way through   (npr.org) divider line 27
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2013-10-29 01:00:30 PM
10 votes:
If you;'re a woman and live in the city but commute to the country for your cattle herding job, does that make you a reverse cowgirl?
2013-10-29 12:47:57 PM
10 votes:
So they drive to work in reverse? That seems needlessly dangerous.
2013-10-29 01:39:50 PM
5 votes:

Cold_Sassy: Rapmaster2000: Cold_Sassy: Swedgin: It's still worth it because once you're home you're in the city, and your meal/entertainment choices are much better than Applebee's or Chili's on a Friday night.

Unless you happen to be a hiker or other type of nature lover.

Good point.  It takes me up to an hour to get to the mountains on Saturday.  If I lived in the burbs, it would only take 45 minutes.

I'm talking about doing it every day to decompress and exercise the dogs, not some hipster weekend hobby.


So what you're saying is, these hipsters just don't enjoy nature as authentically as you do.  For them, nature is just some casual hobby.  They're not out there living the real nature lifestyle like you are.  They're just a bunch of poseurs.

If only there were a name for people that looked down on others for not being sufficiently authentic.
2013-10-29 01:04:38 PM
3 votes:

Rent Party: Chicago is one of the few midwestern cities I'd move to, primarily because of the CTA.  I love those trains, and it's a great town.


I used to love the CTA until I had to use it everyday.

The My Little Pony Killer: I have a hard time feeling bad for somebody who chooses to work 35 miles away from where they live is'nt me.


FTFY
2013-10-29 12:12:50 PM
3 votes:

unlikely: Now write us a story about how hard those telecommuters have it


Pffft, telecommuters. That buncha candy-asses couldn't begin to handle the travails of the independently wealthy.
2013-10-29 03:19:59 PM
2 votes:

kendelrio: For the record, I live ~140 miles from work. My commute takes 2 1/2-3 hours.

/but I only do it once a month.


Farks first congressman just got outed
2013-10-29 02:23:19 PM
2 votes:
TFA: "his 35-mile commute out to Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago's southwest suburbs..."

Farkers: WHY NOT JUST MOVE CLOSER?  OR GET ANOTHER JOB!  GET ANOTHER HOUSE!

TFA: "Why not just move closer to his job? Jim's wife, Susan, has a long commute to a northern suburb in the opposite direction of Jim's."

Farkers:  GET ANOTHER JOB, HOUSE, AND WIFE!!! AAAAAARRRGH!!!
2013-10-29 01:29:14 PM
2 votes:
Subby is a reverse genius
2013-10-29 01:19:58 PM
2 votes:

nekom: Stop making up unnecessary words.  This isn't "reverse" commuting, it's commuting.  Unless you work from home you commute, no matter where that's to or from.


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2013-10-29 01:16:01 PM
2 votes:

HailRobonia: If you;'re a woman and live in the city but commute to the country for your cattle herding job, does that make you a reverse cowgirl?


So a reverse commuter would be, you lay on your back and your girlfriend mounts your turgid member, facing away from you whilst doing thy NYT crossword puzzle on her Kindle and drinking a chai latte?

\fap
2013-10-29 01:00:10 PM
2 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: ph0rk: If you can't guess what "reverse commuter" means, subby isn't at the top of the list of people you should be mad at.

/not subby

Commuter - one who commutes to work

Reverse commuter - one who... commutes to home? doesn't commute at all?


Yeah, and why is the postman always disgruntled.  Have you ever heard of a gruntled postman?  Also, what's the deal with airline food.
2013-10-29 12:46:53 PM
2 votes:
Kept reading his name as Brix, Hans Brix.

/so ronery
2013-10-29 06:16:22 PM
1 votes:

NEPAman: dittybopper: El Morro: HMS_Blinkin: The My Little Pony Killer: I have a hard time feeling bad for somebody who chooses to work 35 miles away from where they live.

This.  Just move closer to your job.  Crazy concept, I know.

Yeah... because it's just that easy.  You ass.

In any case, I had a 3 hour round trip commute for a while.  It was hell.   My condolences to those of you on that kind of grind. These days, if a song starts on the radio when I get in my car, it's still playing when I pull into the parking lot at my job.  It's tough to put into words just how wonderful a short commute is.  It's a quality of life issue, really.

Meh.

I spend 2 hours a day in my car, an hour to work in the morning, and an hour back home.

In the morning, traffic is light, and I either chat on the radio with my local ham radio buddies, or I listen to Morning Edition on NPR to catch up on the news.  On the ride home, I get on the long-range radio if propagation is there, or I listen to All Things Considered.

Just yesterday I spent most of my commute "talking" to Wayne N5YFC down near Baton Rouge, LA.  I put talking in quotes because we were using Morse.  Anyway, being able to talk to new and interesting people and places adds a bit of excitement to the commute.

The only time it's "brutal" is in the winter when I have to drive slow and it takes twice as long, and just occasionally when there is a particularly bad accident.

What band were you on?


You probably never heard of it...
2013-10-29 03:24:29 PM
1 votes:

Smackledorfer: I'm a double super secret reverse anti-commuter.  I live in the suburbs and work 4 minutes away from my home.  booya!


I'm a double super secret reverse hipster. I live in the coolest part of an urban setting and drive 20 miles to the strip mall hell hole to eat Applebee's! Booya!
2013-10-29 03:20:01 PM
1 votes:
I'm a double super secret reverse anti-commuter.  I live in the suburbs and work 4 minutes away from my home.  booya!
2013-10-29 03:03:47 PM
1 votes:

Rent Party: bopis: Rent Party: Chicago is one of the few midwestern cities I'd move to, primarily because of the CTA.  I love those trains, and it's a great town.

I used to love the CTA until I had to use it everyday.

I just spent a week in Oak Park, and rode the green line into the city center and back every day.  All I could think was "man, I could do this every day."

What happens if you do that every day for months on end?


Well, if you're me, you get a lot of reading done.  I mean, a LOT of reading.  I spend about an hour on the L every work day.  Over the past few years, I've read War and Peace, Les Miserables, Buddenbrooks, a selection of novels by James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, and Dashiell Hammett, various non-fiction works, and the Bible.  As a result, I am now, officially, better than everyone else.  I look at other people on the train who sit there with their hands folded on their laps, doing absolutely nothing, and I weep silently for them.
2013-10-29 03:02:17 PM
1 votes:

dittybopper: drdank: Using an iambic keyer or a regular cw key?

I only use a straight key.  Here is my mobile set-up:

[i40.tinypic.com image 640x480]

Are you a ham?


That is the most interesting (as a tech guy) and disturbing (as a normal person) thing I've seen today. Does sending Morse Code fall under texting while driving rules?

Your alternator must love you.
2013-10-29 02:55:34 PM
1 votes:

nekom: Stop making up unnecessary words.  This isn't "reverse" commuting, it's commuting.  Unless you work from home you commute, no matter where that's to or from.


I'll have you know I have to go DOWN a flight of stairs for my morning coffee, then UP two flights of stairs to my home office computer.  It's a brutal slog, made none the worse by inclement weather; generally, I have to wear slippers, because the slate floor down there is pretty chilly in winter.

Maybe I should move closer to the kitchen...
2013-10-29 01:54:05 PM
1 votes:
I laugh a schadenfreudey laugh at all the people who moved to the suburbs to get away from the... um... and then discovered that what they ran away from followed them, because non-whites appreciate lower housing prices, too.
2013-10-29 01:39:17 PM
1 votes:
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2013-10-29 01:37:03 PM
1 votes:

Cold_Sassy: Gunny Highway: Cold_Sassy: Rapmaster2000: Cold_Sassy: Swedgin: It's still worth it because once you're home you're in the city, and your meal/entertainment choices are much better than Applebee's or Chili's on a Friday night.

Unless you happen to be a hiker or other type of nature lover.

Good point.  It takes me up to an hour to get to the mountains on Saturday.  If I lived in the burbs, it would only take 45 minutes.

I'm talking about doing it every day to decompress and exercise the dogs, not some hipster weekend hobby.

Hiking on occasion makes you a hipster.  Got it.

Stop using that word.

You could just MYOB.  Rapmaster was the one who mouthed off.


Sorry, my hipster hobby of the week is not MYOBing.
2013-10-29 01:30:56 PM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Cold_Sassy: Swedgin: It's still worth it because once you're home you're in the city, and your meal/entertainment choices are much better than Applebee's or Chili's on a Friday night.

Unless you happen to be a hiker or other type of nature lover.

Good point.  It takes me up to an hour to get to the mountains on Saturday.  If I lived in the burbs, it would only take 45 minutes.


I'm talking about doing it every day to decompress and exercise the dogs, not some hipster weekend hobby.
2013-10-29 01:07:20 PM
1 votes:
4 mile commute. Less than ten minutes everyday. Have a nice day.
2013-10-29 01:00:04 PM
1 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: That's what keeps Kathy LeVeque, 31, in Chicago, too. "I'm a city person," she says.

Then get a city job.


Yes, jobs are plentiful and everywhere and are all the same and equally good and appropriate. Jobs are also secure and not at all volatile and you can count on being in the same job until you retire so base your long-term home location decisions on the job you have right at this very moment.
2013-10-29 12:58:31 PM
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: ph0rk: If you can't guess what "reverse commuter" means, subby isn't at the top of the list of people you should be mad at.

/not subby

Commuter - one who commutes to work

Reverse commuter - one who... commutes to home? doesn't commute at all?


If you can smell plastic melting, you're probably thinking too hard.

Also: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=reverse+commuter&l=1
2013-10-29 12:54:04 PM
1 votes:
If you can't guess what "reverse commuter" means, subby isn't at the top of the list of people you should be mad at.

/not subby
2013-10-29 12:51:46 PM
1 votes:

nekom: Stop making up unnecessary words.  This isn't "reverse" commuting, it's commuting.  Unless you work from home you commute, no matter where that's to or from.


Don't be thick.

It used to be that people commuted in from the suburbs to jobs in the city.  The other way during rush hour generally saw lighter traffic.

Apparently that is not the case any more.
 
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