Wednesday, 23 July 2008

The Age-Old Dispute of the Long Commute

Ah yes, always one of the most crucial factors when accepting a new job or finding a new place to call home....how long is the commute to work? Now, I've traveled anywhere from 5-45minutes each way to work, none of which I thought were particularly far. I now live (according to Google Maps) 14.9 miles from my place of employment, and it takes me around 15-20 minutes to get t work. I think that's just right and pretty average, right? You would not believe how many people are SHOCKED when I tell them how far I drive. The comments are usually something to the effect of 'Wow, that's far!' or 'How do you deal with the commute?' Seriously? There were coworkers of mine in LA that traveled 2 hours EACH WAY to work...now that's crazy!

You know how when you're talking to someone and you would like them to call you to give you information about something? Well generally, I would say 'Gimme a call'. Over here, the common phrase is 'Give US a call' or 'Give us a bell'. Does 'us' no longer refer to the plural, indicating more than one person? Very strange indeed.

More to come. Be sure to leave us a comment.

2 comments:

Joshua said...

Google puts me at 1.7 miles from the plant.

But in the North Dakota winter, that's like 48 miles barefoot.

mike said...

I live about 300 feet from the office, so I don't deal with any of that hassle. Good or bad, not sure. But I drive all over the place for coverage, which would lend to some of those experiences. But we don't have a super highway near here, so can't help much on that.
Trust your instincts, not an animated GPS!