I love Traffic in Seattle!
I love heavy traffic and that is why it is so wonderful to live in the Seattle. You get a constant stream of cars, trucks, and crazy motorcyclists on the freeway at all hours of the day and night. There are usually great bottleneck areas like coming into downtown Seattle from South King County and going into Bellevue either from the north end or from the south end. Since I live in the south end, I particular like either Interstate 5 or Interstate 405 for heavy traffic; it is so fun to be stuck in it!
Why do I love traffic so much? It gives me more time to listen to audio books! Let’s face it, if my commute was a few minutes each way to work and then back home again, I’d never get any of my audio books finished. However, with a 45-60 minute commute to a job site (that’s each way). I can get through an audio book in about a week or less. You can’t do that working in your home office.
Sadly, I usually have my assistant with me and therefore can’t listen to my audio books when in the vehicle with her. It falls into that category of being “rude.” Besides I can use that time to talk about work and her lousy job performance. See? Use that time as reflection period in which to have a daily job performance review? She certainly is lucky, isn’t she? Man, I’m certainly a genius when it comes to time management!
Sometimes, she pretends to be asleep but I can usually get her to snap back to attention by slamming on the brakes, screaming and cussing at the other idiot drivers, or playing my music just a little too loud. You have to have that perfect volume on the car’s stereo where it sounds like the song right before the current song was a soft song. This gives the illusion that the current song is too loud and that you never touched the volume control. While in reality, I’ve been switching channels and adjusting the volume up and down in no particular pattern other than to drive someone crazy.
I suppose you could talk about important issues of the week during this commuting time. However, it is much more fun to have a full blown discussion of why my position is correct and her position is incorrect. Even if she is correct and I agree with her, I still like to argue from the other point of view. Debate is a great thing! And it helps to keep me awake on the drive home.
As always, your thoughts and comments are always welcome!