Commuting. Yes that dirty word. Commuting.

United States
June 4, 2016 3:37am CST
We do our best to make commuting manageable. Please share some ways you make your commute more enjoyable, if not at least bearable. I have always enjoyed assigning a life to those people I come across while in transit. Not knowing anything about someone, I'll create a brief story about who they are, what they do. How about your commute? Music, reading, daydreaming, napping, etc?
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@rona07 (1663)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
Well i have to have two cutting trip whenever i go to work. I can always choose riding the jeepney. But i opt on riding a ferry boat on my first ride. Aside from the nice view of the sea esp on morning there is no traffic and there is always fresh air and so calming. While ln the trip ill read a book or listen to music. The second trip is a short one so there is nothing else i do but sit and observe people.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Oh, that sounds so cool and relaxing. I don't know anyone who takes a ferry to work, only you now lol. Interesting. I guess that leaves your mind free to read and or listen to music.
@rona07 (1663)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
@jumpinjack00 yeah but during the night you have to be waiting in line for the tickets. Many people seemed to prefer it..
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Oh so the ferry is popular. Nice. Hope not too crowded. Must have some nice night views. ‹(°¿°)›
• India
4 Jun 16
I drive to my work so while I m driving I like to listen to radio.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Yeah nothing like some good music to pas the time. How long is your commute? Open road? Traffic? ‹(°¿°)›
• India
4 Jun 16
@jumpinjack00 I work at a hospital which is at the other end of city while I m on the other end of city around 25 km,so I encounter lots of traffic.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
@jerry260188 Oh wow clear across the city. That is a busy commute. Thank goodness for the radio lol. ‹(°¿°)›
5 Jun 16
Greetings!! For me its all about taking a small nap, listening to music or just plainly look outside and enjoy the beauty. I prefer to be silent and on my own. Mostly left out with my own thoughts. Most of the times when i am feeling low, it definitely lift my spirits up. Thanks, Have a nice day.
• United States
5 Jun 16
Sounds like you have a wonderful Zen like commute. ‹(°¿°)›
5 Jun 16
@jumpinjack00 not always a wonderful thing though.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
@Smritiya7 Ha ha ha. That's why I said commuting is a dirty word. ‹(°¿°)›
@jaboUK (54508)
• United Kingdom
4 Jun 16
I never worked in a city and never had to commute. It sounds like hell to me, so much of the day wasted.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Yes so much time wasted. Do you live and work on a farm? ‹(°¿°)›
@jaboUK (54508)
• United Kingdom
4 Jun 16
@jumpinjack00 I'm retired now, but I always worked in the countryside with horses. I live on the edge of a small town now, with lots of heathland around.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
@jaboUK Very nice indeed. ‹(°¿°)›
@ida123 (6247)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jun 16
When I go to my parents house and coming back home it took 2 hours round trip, what I did is to listen to the music played in the van and if not, observing some passengers.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Nice payoff at the end of your commute. Your parents. Yeah music is so soothing on a long commute. Observing others is one of my favorites. ‹(°¿°)›
@ida123 (6247)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jun 16
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@sunbeams (232)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
Yes, commuting is a way of life for majority of the working populace. Here in the Philippines, there are many forms of transportation for commuters, buses, railway trains, jeepneys, public vans and even tricycles. For me, since I live a bit near my work, I have to take two short trips of riding in jeepneys or trikes/tricycles. Since my commute is just short, rougly 15 minutes for each ride,, there's no time for me to read (which is my fave past time), listen to music or nap. Sometimes, with traffic, pass the time observing people. LOL
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Wow, so many modes of transportation to commute with. It's good to have choices. That's a decent commute time as well. Regardless of type and time, I know observing people is such a good way to pass the commute. I'm sure you have to be very alert when riding public transportation as well. ‹(°¿°)›
@sunbeams (232)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
You better believe it. Commuting can be a hassle but as you said we make the best of it. ^__^
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@MALUSE (41235)
• Germany
8 Jun 16
I commuted to secondary grammar school for 9 years. We were a group of pupils and always sat on the same seats. Second wagon, back entrance. We shared our homework or did it during our 15-minute ride. Since then I have been able to write well with my briefcase on my lap. On the ride back we played cards or chatted.
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• United States
13 Jun 16
Ha ha. Small world. Just like I did, riding with my schoolmates each in our self-assigned seat. Doing whatever needed to be done in the short frame of time it took to get to school. Write well on your briefcase, lucky you. Once I became an adult, I've found it almost impossible to focus on and reading or writing while in a moving vehicle, on the road. Instant nausea and headache. Trains and planes are another story, no problems at all. Unfortunately my commuting wasn't done in the latter two. ‹(°¿°)›
• United States
6 Jun 16
I drive since I live in the country and there aren't any buses, so I can't read or be on my phone while I commute. I just graduated from high school, so I haven't actually started commuting yet, but I think I will get some audio books on CD from the library since my car doesn't have an aux input.
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• United States
7 Jun 16
Sounds like a nice drive through the countryside with plenty of nature and no big ugly building clogging your view lol. audio books are a good idea, just don't wear headphones ohhh. Good luck with your future and commuting. ‹(°¿°)›
@tech40 (9442)
• Philippines
5 Jun 16
Few months ago, There's a pretty girl in front of me, then suddenly when I open my eyes 'because I'm sleeping' I saw her that she is looking at me!
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• United States
5 Jun 16
Was this during your commute? Interesting. Sounds like it could be a song. ‹(°¿°)›
@marlina (74919)
• Canada
4 Jun 16
When I was working, I used the bus, the subway and the street car in Toronto, Canada. I would take advantage of this by reading.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Nice choices. I hear Toronto public trans is very clean and efficient. All I had was bus and taxi and occasionally walking once I moved near my work. ‹(°¿°)›
@ourlot (994)
6 Jun 16
I use the commuting time for learning. It does not feel like I am stuck in a metal box and wasting it. It feels like a chance of growth. And there are lots of options out there: audio books, audio courses, podcasts, and so on.