Friday, December 17, 2010

The Daily commute to work

If you are one of the millions of Americans who commute to work, you would know how much it is like a fight against time, traffic and other elements of nature and human beings to make sure you get to work on time. My routine is to listen to the traffic to find out if the way to my work is stuck with some accident or some other kind of unexpected calamity. But since I drive and then take the Subway to New York City, it becomes a dual concern for me. Even if I reach the station on time, there could be weather or technical delays that you just put all of your plans of reaching to work into a tailspin.

The part where I have to drive to work is the most stressful for me. Although I make sure not to stress out too much, but sometimes it really gets you that leave early from home and then because of some individuals driving like they are on a deserted highway gets into an accident and then you are stuck for no fault of your own. Even if you are speeding sometimes, you cannot go beyond a certain speed without being caught by the cops. And then if you are on a train, you have to make sure that you get on the earliest one possible and then if your station is number two or three on the ride, you have to stand there doing nothing (or reading books or news papers or playing on your smart phone). But if the train is crowded, this option is also not there and you just pray that you reach your destination as fast as possible. And if there is some signal problem or your train gets stopped in the middle of the some station then this is another aggravation. So although you may love your work, the hassle of going there can take a toll on your mood all day long.

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