5 Things You Miss About Driving to Work

Dr Tanya is our hostess for the 5 things challenge. This one is quite funny for me.
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These days most people are working from home and therefore missing their daily commute to work. I never thought this was something I would miss but you don’t usually miss things until they’re gone. This week I have asked you to list 5 Things that you miss about your daily drive / commute to work.
I ‘retired’ from office work in June 2007, and the only work I’ve done since then was on the desk in a car museum and as a kennel maid. The former was a forty minute drive and the latter ten minutes as I had a 7am start and the RAF planes weren’t taking off yet.

Back in 2007, I lived two miles from my works, but it wasn’t on a direct bus route, and walking was not an option, so I had to drive. A ten minute journey going to the office for an 8.30 start became an hour plus getting home because of the rush hour at 5pm.

I don’t miss the traffic queue at roundabouts or traffic lights.
I don’t miss being carved up trying to get into my own road.
I don’t miss having to defrost the car on a cold winter morning.
I don’t miss the asshole overtaking me to get in the right lane.
I don’t miss the frustration of finding a parking space when I arrive.

But this post is about what I miss, and to be honest, I’m finding it hard coming up with 5.

I miss listening to my CDs in the car as it was the only time I got to listen to music I personally liked……… at whatever volume I liked. Coming home I would be stuck in traffic approaching the roundabout near home for several CD tracks. I knew a lot of the words.
I miss being able to put my foot down on a dual carriageway and travel at more than 30 mph. Coming home I was lucky to hit 20.
My journey was boring, no landmarks other than industrial estates, though a few houses en route would have Christmas themes on their roofs in December so looked quite pretty coming home.
I would play a game with myself when the new car registrations came into being (March and September now) and try to spot the New Car.
Finally, pulling into our drive at the end of the trip and knowing a cup of tea would be waiting.

Sorry, it’s not a very interesting list.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to 5 Things You Miss About Driving to Work

  1. Sadje says:

    Listening to music while driving is I think the highlight of driving

  2. murisopsis says:

    Maybe not the most interesting but all too familiar to me! I hated the radio station they would play at work and would listen to my classical station to and from work…

  3. The “don’t miss” list is as interesting as the “I miss” one.

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