Thursday, October 11, 2007
I tried unsuccessfully to get to work today. It took me 2 hours to travel about 10 miles! Not a pretty sight...nope, not at all.
After hearing about the reason for the traffic jam and finishing the coffee that I'd pulled over for in a feeble attempt to "sweat" out the backup a bit...I realized that there was precious little that I could do. So, I came home.
I'm thinking that I'll give it another try at noon.
My commute has been really rough on me lately. Like, ex-TREME-ly rough. I would guess that anyone out there in International Adoption Land can imagine the analogies that I come up with as I sit on my Burgeoning Gluteus MAXimus looking at the back of countless vehicles moving slowly toward a mutual goal. It makes it hard to get up in the morning & I'm tired of it.
Lines. Traffic. Accidents. Unexpected Delays. Thwarted Schedules.
Unknown Territory Ahead.
Kvetching isn't helping. Certainly praying to the Gods of Traffic Harmony isn't working, and there really aren't any elbows to rub to make things easier on me. I tried immersing myself in books on tape, chatting with friends "handsfree" and a variety of other distractors from the craptastic wait...I mean, commute.
At this point, there is no effective diversion.
Maybe I should consider using BART? Or look for a job that I could ride a bike to? How about taking things into my own hands & starting a business at home?? Hey! - maybe I don't even want to work at all? Hmmm, there's a thought. Regardless of the alternative, risk & change would be involved...not to mention some potential and significant expense! That could be scary. Maybe it is worth looking at, though?
I'm at a crossroads.