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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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you should try asking again in the summertime! (it's a much more difficult decision then ;) )
BTW, Tim Hortons is a mega chain of coffee / donut shops that is an institution in Canada. They spike the coffee with some weird drug that makes you ABSOLUTLY NEED ONE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING OR YOU WILL GO FREKIN MAD.
joined:Sept 20, 2000
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".Ha! That's crowded? Let me tell you crowded...The train I take to work they have guys on the platforms who wear white gloves and their only job is to push all the people into the car. It was so crowded this morning that I couldn't raise my hand to scratch an itch on my nose...had to wait until I got off. I envy you people who can move your arms on the train ;)
joined:Nov 11, 2000
I did try the working from home thing for a while when it was offered, but the novelty wore off after about two hours of being alone...to each their own.
When I work for the company that pays me (meantime I'm trying to make the jump to working for myself fulltime) I drive 35 minutes down a mostly empty Interstate. Beautiful rural landscapes from here to there. A traffic jam consists of 40 cows crossing the road for their daily milking or getting stuck behind a school bus as it makes it's morning rounds (State law that you must not pass a stopped school bus with its flashing lights on).
On those choice days when I work at home - it's 10 steps to the 'office'.
the novelty wore off after about two hours of being alone
I don't think I have notably more human contact when I'm at the office than I do when I'm at home. Dropping in at the office every few days would be plenty.
Two jobs, one a 15-minute drive away. Hopefully soon to be replaced by a fifteen minute bike ride. Just need to get a working bike again, since the one time I tried it the travel time was the same.
The other job is my as yet unprofitable business, which is run from right here in my study.
If it is raining I find another way home, because there is ALWAYS an accident in that corridor because people dont understand words like 'hydroplane'
Before I go home at night i check this webpage:
it shows in real-time the speed of the traffic in that stretch of interstate 4. If it looks too slow, I take the expressway home, which costs me 3 bucks.
I am moving in a month or two because i despise I4 with all my heart.
How old? Ye still got all teeth? ;)
I have a small office on the first floor - so I have to go through the pain of climbing up/down a few steps every single day.
However, I soothe my tired muscles by playing Metallica/GNR real loud on my new Creative 5 speaker system.