Friday, January 27

D.C. commute and Smokers

The past couple of days, I’ve had to go to Howard University Hospital in Washington D.C. for work. I’m about 50 miles south of D.C., but with beltway traffic being what it is, we’re talking two and half hours to get there and the same to get back both days. That’s a five hour round commute. How do people do this on a daily basis? If you put in an eight hour work day, that’s over half the day spent at work or on the road. In order to make it to the customer site by 8 am, I’m leaving the house at 5:30 am. Ouch! I am not exactly a morning person. Like that wasn’t bad enough, I just seem to get stuck behind the jerk who doesn’t seem to understand where his lit cigarette butt is going to end up when he throws it out the window at 70 mph. Littering is bad enough. But to send a nonbiodegradable flaming object at someone else’s car at highway speeds. This is definitely my #1 pet peeve while driving. If you find cigarettes so disgusting that you have to throw it out of your car, you shouldn’t be smoking!

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