Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Snow Commute Like My Commute

So I am guessing that roughly 79% of all DC based bloggers are talking about their drive to or from work today. It sucked ass.

If you have read my first post, you know that I am working on the prospect of getting my own lane. If I had my own lane I wouldn't have had to spend 2.5 hours trying to go 26 miles today (you do the math.)

But then again, I also wouldn't have witnessed the lady who thought that icy roads and a driving snow (no pun intended) were the perfect place to do her makeup. Or that guy who was doing the crossword puzzle. Ugh.

I wouldn't have witnessed the American Legion Bridge in a state so icy that if you didn't take it fast enough, you would be stuck on an incline, spinning your wheels futilely. That was pretty cool actually.

It's days like these that make me very happy with my decision to go with the Jeep. It is a gas guzzling V8 with big, knobby tires, and it's also trail rated. This is its first snow test, and after I got the hang of it, it performed wonderfully. Mind you, even though my car handled beautifully, doesn't change the fact that I had Volkswagen's flying at me like I had pissed off the Germans or something.

Ahhh, my own lane. I could zip straight to work (or wherever else I want, since it is also a magical, mythical lane) and wouldn't have to watch out for other drivers.

But where's the fun in that.

Please share your awful commuting stories, and feel free to lament for your own lane.




caramama said...

I do not want to talk about my commute.

What we need are teleporters! I'm sick of this driving with other stupid people around and the time it takes! Teleporters are the way of the future.

Or even hovercrafts. They promised us hovercrafts!!

nutmeg96 said...

My story was so traumatic for me that I can't even write about it yet. Maybe in a year or so, when the pain fades.

Rick said...

2.5 hours to go 26 miles? Take your Jeep and move somewhere where there are less people. Our town has a total of six stop lights in the entire town! - and I have a V8 4x4 pickup. That's living.

ImpostorMom said...

Shouldn't have left the South. That's all I'm saying. :P

Londo said...

I didn't want to leave the South. However, the snow up here pretty much cancels out the yearly ice storms down yonder so I guess it's a wash.

I'll be back though.

Becoming Mommy said...

This is why everyone in DC should be compelled to telework. Every. Single. Day.
Then the traffic would suck only slightly less :-)
I pulled off the road at one point that day to go grocery shopping. When I came out, I was only 3 cars further back than before.