The Delp Details

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

How long does it take YOU to get home from work?

There are MANY things that we love about Chicago, TRAFFIC is not one of them... I used to think it was bad in Marion when it took me 15 minutes to get to work instead of my usual 7 minutes. It cracked me up when I was home last time and my mom told me that she couldn't believe that she got stuck in traffic in UPLAND! It delayed her in getting to work. Well, I have one that tops Upland. Yesterday after working a 12 hour night shift (7PM-7AM) I managed to take and hour and a half to get home from work. Granted, some of it was my fault because as my husband can agree with, I am seriously directionally challenged. However, once I got to where I knew where I was going, it still took an hour. As you can tell from the pictures, I got a little bored sitting in traffic. I'm sure people probably thought I was crazy snapping pictures in the middle of bumper to bumper traffic-I totally looked like a tourist. If snapping pictures wasn't enough to make me look crazy, I also had my music turned up really loud and was singing to it. That was the icing I'm sure. I have figured out now how to get home without falling asleep. Bad traffic is the worst possible time to fall asleep, but defintely the easiest. Turning up the music is one such was to keep myself awake. The other is watching people around me. It's absoulutely amazing what people do in their cars. Sometimes, I think they think they have tinted windows or something. Yesterday was one of those days as I caught a grown (rather old actually) woman sucking her thumb...and people think I'M weird for taking pictures? I have also seen many a man in a suit and tie pick his nose like nothing else. AAHHHH, the things you can't see (and probably don't want to) in Chicago. Well, I better go to bed now. Have a great day-and watch out for traffic!


bensonrd said...

Sorry guys, but my commute is walking across the hall. Unfortunately getting "away" from work is a little tougher.

Great to reconnect!

Hauwiller/Moon said...

My commute is 45 min. to 1 hr. each way every day (46 miles a day). A normal commute in the winter with snow is 1 hr to 1 1/2 hrs each way. Isn't being an adult fun?

Robin said...

I want to see a picture of the lady sucking her thumb!