Friday, August 27, 2010

Surviving the Drive

Before I moved my commute to work was a mere 30 minutes on the interstate. From a direction that made it seem like I was going against the flow of traffic because the other side of the road was more congested than mine. Now my one hour commute is with the flow of traffic. In the few weeks since the move I think I figured out how it works. It, meaning how to survive the drive.

It's still dark when I leave for work in the mornings. The first thing I learned was...ignore the speed limit. Everyone else does. Forget setting my cruise five miles over the limit because no matter what lane I'm in high beams will flash as a warning for me to move over. Some drivers get so close behind me that I can't see their head lights. And when they can finally get around me they're nice enough to show me their IQ. I either go the speed they're going or get run off the road.

The next thing I learned was to join the pack. Find a small cluster of vehicles flying down the road like we're on the Daytona Five Hundred race track, and floor it. A good spot is somewhere in the middle, so if there is a cop around I have less of a chance of being the one he stops. After all, he can't stop all of us. It's the luck of the draw.

I can't wait to see what I learn next:)


Allison('s)Reads said...

Yeah, I learned the "middle of the pack" rule the hard way. Though I guess it makes sense the cop is most likely to be coming up behind you, so being at the back of the pack is pretty much THE WORST thing to do!!!

Tory Richards said...

LOL Yep, that too Allison. The middle is the best position.