Traffic

September 14, 2005 at 9:57 am 4 comments

I hate traffic. It is such a waste of time. And since the schools have started back, things are getting ridiculous. For example, this morning, it took me an hour to drive one mile. Yes – an hour for a mile. Whoa. And there weren’t any accidents or anything, it was just regular traffic.

I moved house over the summer holidays so since the start of the school traffic, I have been experimenting.

Leave home at 8:00 – reach work at 9:05
Leave home at 7:45 – reach work at 9:00
Leave home at 7:30 – reach work at 8:55
Leave home at 7:15 – reach work at 8:50

Now, working on that equation, I would need to leave home at about 6:30 in order to get to work on time – I am supposed to start at 8:30. Hmmm, might be late lots!

And before you ask:
I live about 6 miles from work.
Yes, I drive. No, public transport isn’t an option – it would involve 2 buses (the first one going in the wrong direction to where I want to be), a 10 minute walk at one end, a 20 minute walk at the other end, lots of harassment and too much sweat.

And that’s the problem. Public transport here isn’t really an option so everyone gets in their car and goes and joins the traffic.

But there is a light at the end of the tunnel – I’m moving house again in 2 months to somewhere a lot closer to the new job I will hopefully be starting soon!

Oh yeah, and I bought donuts last night so at least I had something to console myself with when I got to the office!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mad Bull  |  September 15, 2005 at 10:18 pm

    You should try the stuff they do here… ride! Whether it be motor bikes, scooters or bikes, sometimes you get there faster, and you end up fitter, and its all good, as long as you have a shower at work and you get in early…

    Whats that? How do I go to work? Er… ahhh… well, I drive…. and queue up in traffic… :-

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  • 2. Yamfoot  |  September 17, 2005 at 12:13 pm

    dem motorbike/scooter ting nah wuk in Kingston!

    First of all,if it rains, you soaked, cause these drivers here so damn inconsiderate.

    Second, you’re more of a target for crooks, being out in the open.

    Third, you’d be hot and sweaty. It’s ok for men, but we women need AC.

    And yes, I hate the traffic as well. That was one of the things that made me pack up and leave this country in 1997.

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  • 4. Kingston Girl  |  September 23, 2005 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks for that! However, I need my car at work so public transport isn’t really an option… but a motorbike is looking very appealing at the mo!

    Reply

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