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Commuting complaints

I know I complain about my commute a lot. Well, that’s because I hate it a LOT.

Growing up, I felt really bad for those people that had to drive 50 miles every day for their job. They spent 45 minutes in the car, each way, just for work. Well, that sounds pretty darn good right now – as instead, I spend 45 minutes each way on a train with hundreds of other people.

There are a lot of things about my commute I just don’t understand. Like why does it have to smell SO bad? I mean, we all just got up for the morning and are on our way to work. Didn’t we all just shower, apply deodorant, and brush our teeth? WHY is the stench of bad breath and body odor SO overwhelming on the train in the morning?

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I take public transportation to and from work every day. I know many of you drive or even walk – where’s the fun in that? I take the el, or elevated train. Well, it’s not always elevated – sometimes it runs underground, which technically makes it a subway, but lots of cities have subways, that’s not very exciting – Chicago has an elevated train, though it’s not always elevated.

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