Friday, April 20, 2007

Commute Time

Amount of time driving to work by myself on Wednesday = 1 hour and 35 minutes

Amount of time driving with semi-random person I picked up at the bus stop on Thursday = 40 minutes

This just demonstrates again that slugging is good.


Anonymous said...

I guess it is good, but to be honest, the whole concept of slugging freaks me out. I guess it has been so deeply ingrained in my brain to never pick up strangers for a ride, that I immediatley conjur up images of my dismembered body being discussed on the evening news.

Sean said...

Full disclosure - When I was the slugee last month, I actually took two people instead of one just because I thought it was strange/safety in numbers. When I dropped off the two people I drove last month, the woman gave me her phone number and said that if I ever drive again to let her know. I had no intention of calling her but after the extremely long commute on Wednesday, I knew I wasn't going to sit through that again. Plus, getting to work late two days in a row is not something I wanted to do (my boss would not have liked that either). Therefore, I called the semi-random person (a stranger but not a complete stranger) and agreed to meet at the bus stop.

I do not feel comfortable picking up people at the side of the road, but for the most part, I see the same group of people at the bus stop everyday.