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How do you get to work?

Car, subway, boat, my home is my castle, err.. what's up?

     

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11:01 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Here's a new one: how do you get to work? In the comfort of your own car? Or if you live in a city, on some public transportation? What about your travelling time?

I used to drive a car but on my new job I have to use the subway since there is no parking available. Every morning I cram myself into a train already overloaded with people. I literally have to use my arms to fend off people from invading "my space".

A major problem is how to avoid staring at other people. Simply because there are people all around you. As a result, everyone is reading a news paper to avoid confrontation. After a few stations I start to heat up in this ridiculously overcrowded wagon and feel even more unconfortable. If I am lucky, I arrive at my stop after about 20 minutes, gasping for air and trying to regain my composure.

What's your story?

[edited by: lawman at 2:41 am (utc) on Jan. 16, 2003]
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8:56 pm on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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ppg:
My trusty old Honda revere, arrive with a smile on my face every time :-)

HEY! Our bikes are cousins! I have a HawkGT ... same bike, 'cept yours is shaft-driven, right?

Cool.

My beloved Hawk gets me where I need to go for the time being ... although a friend is selling a '98 VFR and I may just have to purchase it and enhance my commute by tripling my horsepower. ;)

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I walk out the door, and hop into my 1985 Honda City. A 12 minute drive past vineyards, and farmland that seems to all becoming vineyards takes me to my daytime job located at a quiet airport/airforce base. The Airforce don't have much in the way of planes so they don't disturb the peace. Around 5pm I reverse the process and settle down to some other work at home.
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>>...farmland that seems to all becoming vineyards<<

A lot of the farmland here has become vineyards too. Let them eat grapes, I guess.

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vibgyor79

I don't think my hubby would take kindly to you calling him

the nagging spouse

especially when he's the one who has to travel 20 miles each way to/from his office! ;)

not always what it seems is it?... and the grass is definitely greener on the other side no matter who said (or thinks) it!

Suzy ;)

<edit>spelling as always!</edit>

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it takes me about 30 minutes in the morning and 40 on the way home. i take the EL (elevated/electiric train). one transfer involved. total cost 3.00 a day.

i prefer taking the train...i get a good hour of reading in each day.

my daily transit also includes a stop for OJ and a bagel.

personally i never want to work from home again...always getting distracted with chores and a kitchen...why work when i can bake or make chili?

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most days I get to work by walking across the room and switching the computer on

some days I have to take a train to our offices where I sit around and talk with other people and get damn all done

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i get a lift with a friend (we work a block away from each other) but the drive is an hour each way....it helps when you arent driving, i like looking at the Scenery so im happy:)
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Usual trip to work, following trad British round of toast and a brew, involves 16 mile drive (mostly countryside) courtesy of 12 lazy cylinders (also dodging cows like you Lorax!), 7-8 hours of mind numbing dullness* ;) and then a drive back home, with my other half for company (she works here too).

Working from home would suit me fine.

*IT related but not webby stuff

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>> dodging cows
Perhaps but I only have 4 cylinders and they're perky. They need to be to get up the hills around here - and on mornings like today -10F.
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I just moved from my traditional office to a home office and the jury is still out as to which I like better.

On one hand, I can now work in my underwear.

On the other hand, I have a two-year old and a stay-at-home wife, both of whom can't seem to get the idea that I'm actually working and not on an extended weekend.

:P

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On the other hand, I have a two-year old and a stay-at-home wife, both of whom can't seem to get the idea that I'm actually working and not on an extended weekend.

I hear you as I have the exact same ingrediants. Hang in there and be clear about boundaries - I made it work but it took a few weeks.

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15-18 minute walk, office is moving soon though, don't want to move, like me walk.
3:53 pm on Jan 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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at present 10 minute walk really nice clears your head.

In three months - 10 min drive we are just getting a new building built.

DaveN

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Hawkgirl:

I have a HawkGT ... same bike, 'cept yours is shaft-driven, right?

Thats right! we get the shaftie version over here.
Bit slower than yours but needs less looking after :-) We get the chain driven one imported but they call it a Bros for some reason.
Its funny, I never twigged your name before, I didn't know they called it the Hawk over there. Revereboy doesn't really have the same ring does it?

m, VFRs............

sorry, drifted off for a minute there ;)

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How do you get to work?

More often it's not a matter of how, but why. It doesn't feel like I'm doing anything positive anymore.....more often it feels like I'm carrying out a sentence, 25 to life of moronic thougless servitude.

To get there I use the ancient 84 Grand Prix, as long as it doesn't break down. Transit is a bit of a luxury because I'm out of town and it's often cheaper to use a car....not environmentally sound, but cheaper.

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1 hour on interstate 4

Glad to know I4 is not different in Orlando than it is in Tampa. If I take I275 to I4 it takes me well over an hour to get to work. If I skip the I4 part it only takes me 50 min! The drive home is different though it only takes 30 min (I drive alot faster on the way home.)

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It doesn't feel like I'm doing anything positive anymore.....more often it feels like I'm carrying out a sentence, 25 to life of moronic thougless servitude.

That sounds like you need a new job - or a new car! ;)

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Why don't you borrow Lawman's Infiniti G45 coupe? I'm sure he would not mind letting you use it for a couple of weeks ;)
7:09 pm on Jan 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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LOL!
So lawman finally settled on a set of wheels? Surely he'll bring it with him to BarCon this spring so we can all take it for a spin!
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I don't mean to be a ***, but what is so special about a Toyota? You all should want a ride in a 1992 911 C2 Turb! :)

[edited by: eelixduppy at 9:57 pm (utc) on Feb. 18, 2009]

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Alright dudes. I'm flying up to Boston just so you guys can't get your hands on my new ride. But you can see pictures. I posted a link in another thread in Foo.

Toyota?

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I think I'm getting one of these [easyracers.com], though of course what I really want is this [greenspeed.com.au].

Anyone want to buy an '87 Honda Accord?

11:34 pm on Jan 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"Toyota"

I think mahlon is thinking of a Lexus... Isn't Infiniti made by Nissan?

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Yep.

Infinity = Nissan
Lexus = Toyota
Acura = Honda

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I hope in my next life I will be able to walk or ride a bike to work.

I think in our next life we'll just have to think we want to go there and we'll be there

No batteries needed?

No transportation needed!
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I would love to get to work in a sea kayak, SVD or a spiffed up helocopter! One guy I saw has a decked out Blackhawk, it had leather and everything. :)
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