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Rate Your Commute

We're going to try something new today called Rate Your Commute. What I'm hoping is that all you Get There fans will write in about what your commute was like today and everyday. Witty remarks are welcome and anything that makes me laugh out loud at my desk is worthy of a prize. (I don't actually have any prizes to award, but it'll still be worthy of one.) All other manner of commute descriptions are also welcome. Also, all rating systems are welcome, so long as you make clear which one you're using.

I'm not entirely sure where we'll go with this. Maybe we'll crown someone the champion of the worst commute in Washington or something. But that's what's cool about this forum -- we don't need to know where it's headed. You and I can take it anywhere we want.

I'll start off with my commute, which will probably make most of you want to hurl large objects at your computer.

First off, my commute is 1.25 miles. My vehicle is a pair of Kenneth Coles. At $165, you might think that's a lot to pay for a pair of shoes, but when you consider they comprise my entire commuting costs it seems much more reasonable. At least, that's how I justify it. For a couple tanks of gas, I get some pretty sweet shoes that'll last 6 months and about 500 miles.

I actually drove halfway today because I need the car tonight. (My parking zone extends about halfway to work, so I can get a little closer without paying for parking.) My commute started with a turn off Kalorama onto 16th Street, where I headed south. You can see the all the way down 16th to the White House at that spot; a pretty nice way to start the day. There's always a little jam there on 16th, so I endured that for about 30 seconds. Then down the road to S Street, where I took a left and parked at S and 15th. From there it was about a 15 minute walk to work. Biggest obstacle was having to cross 15th because of construction that closed the sidewalk. All in all, I'd rate today a 7 out of 10. It's not higher because I prefer to do the whole walk and it's a little overcast.

Okay, now your turn...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 14, 2006; 12:23 PM ET
Categories:  Commuting  
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