Monday, September 15, 2008

Move.... are you for real?

My new job is about 10 miles from my house - a 15 minute drive pretty much at best and worst of times. I don't have to get on a freeway or anything. It's a VERY pleasant drive along the river.

A number of people have asked me if I am going to move closer to my job...

What?

Why?

I don't understand people some days. Don't they know that when I lived in CA I used to dive 60 miles ONE WAY to work and often have to give myself 3 hours to get there because LA traffic is not predictable.

I also have mentioned to people when they have been in the same section of town according to me, that they should have stopped by and when they ask where my work is they are like "oh, that's like forever away from where I was" it was no more than 20 blocks ever!

I don't think I will ever understand Oregonians ideas of far away or what's a decent commute time.

Off to work... yes on that REALLY long drive that puts me there long before you'll be able to read this and post.

2 comments:

KlareBear said...

I understand, been there heard that. Poeple that have never lived in CA just don't understand. I not only heard that living in WA, I also heard it in Las Vegas!
The best is when people would complain about traffic in WA. I told them I would take that traffic any day, at least you were moving!! And usually over 10 mph!! That isn't traffic, traffic in sitting, moving 2 inches, sitting, and so on. I am back in CA and it bugs.

Shellbell said...

Seriously, they have NO idea! I so remeber that about OR. One night I called up my friends to go to a dance in the next town over and they were like "but it is over a half hour away!". I then proceeded to tell them how far us Cali people would go for a good dance. That shocked them out of their socks.