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Author: Thrty2Mars (Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:56 am)
Title: Extreme Commuters
Today's commuters are becoming the equivalent to nomads; always on the move. The nation's average commute time is 25 minutes. While this doesn't seem too bad, it's only the average. Nearly 10 million people drive more than an hour to work. This is the price we pay to live further from the city, further from the rising house prices, and further from our stressful professional lives. In California, each exit down the freeway takes 10's of thousands off of home prices. This has spawned the practice of "driving until you qualify." When considering where to buy a new house, you must consider how far you are willing to live from where you need to be. We all must determine what is more important in our lives. Owning a big house, or spending time with our families. A recent study on the matter concluded that for every 10 minutes added to your commute, the time you dedicate to your family and community decreases by 10%. Despite the nearly $3 a gallon gas prices, these "extreme commuters" have chosen to spend hours on the road each day, leaving their homes as early as 5-6 am. Do the benefits outweigh the costs? I suppose the answer would depend on who you asked.
My point exactly chompy. That's insane. I could not imagine driving from Tallahassee to Jacksonville each day to and from work. I would rather sleep under my desk.
What if you had a really hot wife?
Well then I guess I would save up to buy a jet so I could make the trip each day. Until I saved up the cash for a private jet, I suppose I would be seeing a lot of road time.