Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Commute: Sucking my will to live

After being on twitter for a few years, I've found that a few things are true:

  • Everyone will always receive offers of free iPads
  • Guys will always receive fake messages from fake people with cleavage profile pictures
  • Living on the west coast will always suck because by the time I want to get on, people are going to bed
  • People will bitch about traffic

Well, I don't have any spare iPads or clevage, but I did complain about traffic on Wednesday. You see, because of an accident, my normal commute was 2.5 HOURS. Yes, I wasted 150 min of my life in the car. Time that could be much better spent on twitter complaining about said traffic.

It was only a twist of fate that I was contacted by someone from CollegeAtHome.com with a fun graphic that basically told me that I'm killing myself. Super. Since I'm a big facts dork and follow no fewer than 5 "facts" posters, I thought that I would share this one.  Enjoy!


Killer Commute
Created by: CollegeAtHome.com

11 comments:

Sarah said...

I get fake messages from fake people with (fake) cleavage profile pictures -- the fake people do not discern gender. They just throw the net out there...

You need a smart phone (or to hook your Twitter up to your text) so that you can bitch about traffic while IN said traffic (assuming you are sitting still -- and if it was a 2.5 hour commute, I assume at some point you sat still, if not went backwards). You could take pictures of your neighboring cars, find the most politically offensive bumper sticker...

Love/ hate the graphic. We just moved to the Dallas area a year ago -- 25 miles from my husband's job for our kids' school. It just confirms what he's been telling me. :-/

Mark Matthews said...

Well, I am a telecommuter!! yes, the commute is killer! I have to put on my slippers, walk about ten steps to the coffee machine, and then another 5 steps back to my home office. It's rough. But there are benefits. You can always poop in your own pot and you don't have to shower until lunch.

Kathy said...

Beatcha Matt. My coffee machine is right next to my bed (1 step). Priorities!

Running In Boise said...

My 10 minute commute by car is rough. About 15 when I bike to work. It was 6 minutes by car when I had to work graveyard. The whole no traffic deal was the best when I was working nights.

Christina said...

I have a hybrid and can drive in the carpool lane. It helps keep my sanity and as long as Brewer doesn't do anything stupid like take it away I should make it through the next few years sane.

Shannon @I Survived and Now I Run said...

I'm a Stay at home Mama...no cummute...but I do seem to be a taxi most days of the week as well as many other things!

Kelley Fountain said...

Oh hell, that is totally depressing. I didn't think my commute was that bad, but now I know what its doing to me Ugh!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

we have a deal about anywhere we move that neither of us will ahve a long commute. I just have too many other things that I would like to do besides sit in my car

Nobel4Lit said...

I used to have a long commute (~40 miles), and my goodness, you should have seen the weight gain... ha ha.

LifeisaRun said...

You don't have cleavage?!?!?!

Al's CL Reviews said...

I hate my commute, but it seems no company wants to relocate downtown for me. And I don't think they will move the 25KV tester into my house for me.

So 32 miles and ~70 minutes one way...I'll continue.