Thursday, August 02, 2007

Commuting

I hate my commute. It's short but takes forever. My butt hurts from sitting in the car too long and I miss being able to do such a long commute on the train, where I lose myself in a book. But this morning while en route, accidentally spilling latte on my console and nearly being sideswiped by a driver for whom 70 wasn't fast enough, I kept this in mind:



I've had some terrible commutes, but so far the road has never collapsed beneath me, causing me to plunge, trapped in my car, into the rapidly moving waters of the Mississippi River and then, assuming I didn't die, swim to safety. Yes, I thought, sucking in a terrified breath with my heart in my throat as someone behind me veeeeery nearly rear-ended me, I'll take latte on the console over that.

5 comments:

The Plaid Sheep said...

"Always look on the bright side of life."

Navilyn said...

I was sorry to hear about this! Very scary...

RFKeith said...

Tony "Haircut" Snow explained today that our federal government inspected the bridge and said there were problems, so the state of Minnesota is to blame for not having fixed the bridge. I guess Minn. Governor Tim Pawlenty pissed away all the bridge-fixin' federal funds on cocaine and hookers at that Mardis Gras party in New Orleans. Man, he was so baked.

Brooklyn Volunteer said...

Isn't this Jesse the Body ventura's fault?

RFKeith said...

If Ventura were still Governor, he would have lumbered out to I35 and held that bridge up - not just until all the cars were safely off the bridge, but until rush hour was over.