As you may know because Bossy can’t stop writing about it, Bossy has a hellacious work commute that takes her from point A to point Be Careful Not To Get A Job Too Far Away From Your Bed:
Two and a half hours in the car each day makes a person mighty grateful for small distractions:
But nothing is ever quite as entertaining as the inadvertent funny that is National Public Radio.
Take the other day. Please. This time it was a report by Wendy Kaufman about the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state.
According to Wendy Kaufman, the issue facing Washington State is how to regulate the licenses for growers, processors, and retailers.
“Pat Kohler is director of the liquor control board,” Wendy Kaufman reports.
According to Wendy Kaufman, the liquor control board has lots of experience enforcing the rules for alcohol, but knows nothing about marijuana.
“But Pat Kohler is reaching out to all kinds of people,” Wendy Kaufman says. “She’d like to get up to speed quickly.”
Harbormom saysDecember 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm
Still a puzzle to me, Bossy…why not take City Avenue? Looks like a direct shot across town. Too much stop and go traffic? Too many lights? Was only in your fair city once, approximately 25 years ago to teach a sewing class, and all I saw was the airport, the facility where the class was held, and my accommodations. Traffic probably wasn’t too bad then, anyway. Oh well. I listen to NPR as well, but my commute is only 4 miles. (sorry…)
Little Miss Sunshine State saysDecember 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm
I want the franchise for the corner stores that will sell all the munchies. We’re going to be open 24 hours a day! Maybe they’ll let me advertise on NPR?
Emily R saysDecember 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm
City Ave. is the only way to go that makes sense….driven both often.
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysDecember 8, 2012 at 12:21 am
Well, forget the rest of the post, I’m wondering about City Ave. now?!
La Suzette saysDecember 8, 2012 at 1:21 am
PEOPLE! Who gives a you-know-what about City F….ing Avenue? I LIVE IN WASHINGTON State. I just got royally screwed by the liberation of liquor sales from state liquor stores (translation: 25% increase in expenditure – what happened to free market?) . Now what is going to happen to my weed supply and it’s price?????? Whoa (sic) is me…
La Suzette saysDecember 8, 2012 at 1:27 am
Oh, but thank YOU, LIttle Miss Sunshine for focusing on the truly important issues! Heck YEAH, we want those markets!
BOSSY, I used to commute 3 hours round trip each day from Seattle to Olympia. I felt your pain. I hope you find something closer to home to relieve you from this commute.
Lynda M O saysDecember 8, 2012 at 6:19 am
commuting sux,. quit job and stay at home taking care of babies. They are sweet, smell good, and the pay is really fabulous if you know what you’re doing.
Those two kids of yours prove you do.
35jupiterdrive saysDecember 8, 2012 at 10:00 am
I just drove by a sign for a town called Romancoke yesterday. It cracked me up, as I read it switching the o to a u.
I had visions of the town fountains overflowing with rum and cokes. Now, personally, I prefer a nice margarita. But it made me laugh.
Good luck with that commute. It sounds like a bear.
Ally saysDecember 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm
My theory is that once you do two years at that job, you’re a proven work commodity to others. Then you can find a job closer to home…(maybe even after a year)
Joie saysDecember 9, 2012 at 12:04 am
Had a commute like that paired with a 60 hour/week job including all holidays and after a near nervous breakdown a year into it, I quit. No money on earth worth that stress.
Charlie saysDecember 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm
Kiddo’s new school is about 25 minutes away, regardless of my route. So, as family chauffeur, I’m in the car 100 minutes a day, 50 of which are spent playing “What Am I?” or arguing over the radio station.
I once found myself behind a van owned by a furniture company called “Bahney’s.” i spent the entire drive imagining how much trouble they must have getting people to understand that name.
– “No, Bahney’s ”
– “Oh, you mean Bonnie’s.”
– “No, BAH-nees, with an H. BAAAAAAAAH-nees!”
Her Ace in the Hole saysDecember 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm
The research, Bossy. THE RESEARCH. Piper is very impressed.
Toni saysDecember 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm
I live in Key West, island is 2mi X 4mi. I used to walk across the St. literally. When I got the job I have now (4 mi around the beach, 1 light) People freaked and gave me deepest sympathy…HUH? Guess we are really really spoiled. Sorry Bossy…But I have to drive 3 hours to get to a mall to buy a decent bra, does that make us a little even?
olivia saysDecember 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm
Maybe Bossy should move to Washington State and get a license to grow/process/ or retail marijuana. Then she could work from home and mot have to commute anywhere!
olivia saysDecember 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm
Olivia meant NOT have to commute anywhere . . . her computer has a mind of its own.
Lynn saysDecember 12, 2012 at 1:32 am
Wait a second….I thought Bossy was going to do a daily post….???? I’ve been gone for four days and only missed this one. What’s up with that??