Thursday, March 5

Efficiency

I complain about public transportation. I don't like it. In fact, I slightly despise placing my dependency on someone else to get me from point A to point B. Some say public transportation is convenient, I'd like to call their bluff on that. I live five minutes from DC, yet it still takes me a good 45 minutes to get into the city. Please tell me where the "convenience" is in that?

I hate being sucked into the awkward silence of the morning commute. On the other hand, I hate overhearing a strangers conversation on my way home, unless it's an interesting one, and that's rarely the case. I hate when it's not on time. I hate when I'm not on time and miss the bus/metro. But I hate even more that I'm so good at knowing the exact minute I need to walk out of work to catch the metro at the exact moment it's arriving. I just hate being so good some days, making my commute nearly flawless. It's inevitable that that's not supposed to happen with public transportation.

I hate being crammed into the metro. I hate when people won't make room for me. I hate that people have such a fear of their personal space being violated. I hate when people push and shove to get to the front of the line. And I really hate that I have to revolve my time around the metro, instead of the metro revolving it's time around me.

On the bright side, because there's always a bright side, I do love having a personal chauffeur. I love that a majority of the time I can blame being late to work on something other than myself. I love that after a long day of work, I can close my eyes and not worry about paying attention to the road. I love that most mornings I can ride into work with friends. But most of all, I love that it allows for efficiency such as this:

Most days I am the awkward silence who becomes oblivious to everything around me, and that's just the way I like it while I'm doing something I simply hate.

5 comments:

Brittany said...

I miss the Metro! Trust me, you will appreciate it all the more when you move to a city without public transportation. But you know me, I hate driving! I would much rather have someone else get me from point A to point B, even if it takes longer.

AJ Candrian said...

I also love public transportation. You sure use the word "hate" a lot. Miss Negative. :)

Clayton and Camea said...

I Hate Idaho drivers!

I'm glad that you found the positve side of your displeasure, though, I'm not sure I can find anything positive about Idaho drivers!

Carlita said...

don't ever go to China. you'll want to die on any metro or subway.

i did love my rides to school on Trax though in SLC.

and i'm going to try this running style at the gym tonight... do keep us {or just me} informed if it helps you.

Stephy said...

I forget, do you even need glasses?