Friday, November 21, 2008

Traffic Lessons

For a couple of days this week I had to drive the exchange student (henceforth known as Pineapple) to school in the morning until the school board's grinding bureaucracy could add her to the school bus schedule. (Something about hunting season and carrier pigeons).

Day 1: Left at 7:45 and arrived 8:15
Day 2: Left at 7:40 and arrived 8:18

Day 3 comes and I have to be down to the University at 7 for a networking breakfast. I figure ah what the heck I'll be an hour late. But we'll need to leave a few minutes earlier.

Day 3: Left at 7:32 and arrived 8:12

That didn't work so well. We were spending 30 minutes to travel about 5 kilometers. Was that in down town New York you ask? No. How about suburbia with an empty stretch of a road.

However today was the first day on the bus. Of course the bus showed up 15 minutes before it was supposed to and Pineapple was left out in the cold. So off we went.

Day 4: Left at 8:15 and arrived 8:30

Since this is the same route I take to work that is why I don't leave from 7:20 to 8:30 am. Shessh

1 comment:

Leavin against the commute evryday - thankfully said...

Pineapple....nice.
I don't get the travel situation in our neighbourhood. I do understand the frustration though - especially since you wanted to go anywhere west in the city.
I say bring on the light rail.