This morning after avoiding the shoe-less wonders and wading through the mekong bamboo forest that is my co-workers office my co-worker whom we will call C and I were chatting as we do in the mornings before we take our morning naps and before we go to starbucks in order to do the hour and a half of work we pretend take us all day. After chatting about the pro's and con's of naming your sex toy or "bedroom accessory" we started talking about the commute to and from the seventh circle of hell also known as 'work'.
I was bitching about the lack of know-how on the DC metro system. Now I'm a firm FIRM supporter of the DC government spending money to have helpful signs such as "please stand on the right," and "you idiot tourist do NOT stand in front of the metro doors as people are trying to get off" as well as "if you can't figure out the metro card system please stand to the side, I'm hungover and in no mood for your shenanigans." That being said, this morning I would like to applaud the good men and women that made my morning commute the least painful, the metro was cool, the seats were available, and I wasn't faced with any tour groups.....and I'm sorry but 7am and you're taking a tour? there's something unsettling about that.
My co-worker C, who is a sass-nut to the max, was bitching about the lack of the "wave" when letting someone into your lane on the highway. We were discussing a$#holes that do not participate in this system and the very very polite people (of which group I am a part of when I drive to work) that if I let someone into my lane and they wave, I will wave back as a kind of signifying and validating their giving of thanks, I feel it's the best way to go. Now 495 = crapfest,
395= crapfest, GW pkwy = crapfest, why should one compound that terror with the added stress of people being all types of rude. Everyone's trying to get to work, nobody's happy about it, and if you are you're obviously still drunk from the night before and need to pull over, there's no need to be a raging bitch in driving form. The washington area has one of the worst commutes in the country, although compared to say.....london, we'eve got it pretty good. When I was living there the average speed of an automobile within the city was 10 miles an hour and the Tube closed down once due to 1 inch of snow....DC isn't THAT bad.
Take home message is commute = sucktacular. Commute with non-idiot non-rude people = less sucktacular
In other news Chip and I will be on the Delaware shore this weekend, anyone else also traversing?