*I’ve had this post in my drafts for a while and as I’m going on holiday (and hence will THANKFULLY NOT be having to do the dastardly commute everyday) and planning on having a few posts scheduled to publish while I’m away (so you don’t forget about me), this seems like as good a time as any to publish it.
I guess this is what I would call a filler post. But as I was driving home one day, trying to think of blog post topics, I came across the idea to do an A-Z of commuting. And this is what I came up with.
A – A329M
B – BMW Drivers (enough said)
C – Courteous driving (something the above B entry don’t seem to know much about) – letting someone in front of you just because its not going to kill you to wait a few seconds and you might make someone else a little bit happy
D – Ducks – there is a particular route where I see ducks by a pond and last night when I drove past there were lots of little fluffy yellow chicks following the mother duck around
E – Eversley (a little country town I drive through)
F – Five O’Clock (home time!!!!)
G – Get off my bloody bumper!
H – Hyundai i10 (my lovely little runabout)
I – Its not forever (just have to keep reminding myself of this)
J – Jam (of the traffic variety)
K – Kan’t (can’t) think of anything for “K” – kilometers? Dunno! Cop out really!
L – Leaving on time
M – Music – what keeps me sane and stops me listening to the depressing news on the radio
N – National speed limit (after my speed awareness course I now know that this is 60 if you are on a dual carriageway that DOESN’T have a barrier in between the oncoming cars and you, and 70 if it DOES have a barrier. Or something like that).
O – Other drivers. Some are lovely, normal people. Others seem to think they own the bloody road! (see B)
P – Petrol – I get through SOOOOO much of it
Q – Queues. Yawn.
R – Roadkill (I wish there wasn’t so much of it – I feel sad every time I see one)
S – Speed cameras (watch out)
T – TomTom (I couldn’t live without that handy little app)
U – Utterly fed up of driving (how I feel by the end of the week!)
V – Valet (something my little car is in desperate need of)
W – Winding road route (on TomTom). Because I got bored of sitting in traffic I decided to try a few different routes when I had a bit more time – what TomTom Navigation software calls “Winding Road” routes. They save my sanity during that 50 minute twice daily drive as I can change the route that I go and opt sometimes for a country lane drive which is much easier on the eyes.
X – Xpletives (that I sometimes utter when cut up or driven up the arse by the driver of item B)
Y – Y (why) can’t I just work from home sometimes! Pah!
Z – Zebra crossings, Traffic lights, and suchlike