Crowd control

Ok, so yesterday was day 2 at the new job and I was totally psyched when 6:00 rolled around because I was planning on going for a voluntary ass-kicking at Shinkikan(the black belts definitely kick ass. But don’t get confused with the principals and philosophies of Aikido, which inherently frown upon kicking of asses.)

My new job is on Kirkwood and I-10 and I fully thought that going against traffick simply would not be an issue. It seems that half of Houston wanted to prove me wrong. It really felt like half of Houston decided to coagulate in west Houston. Getting to work in the morning isn’t bad. But for some reason, leaving west Houston and heading towards town takes a full hour. And that’s not just on I-10, but Briar Forest and Memorial as well.

I had a full hour to think about how to remedy the west Houston traffick problem. I would like half of the population in west Houston to voluntarily move. Ok, maybe that’s not such a serious suggestion. Hmmm, here’s an idea – telecommuting

4 Comments so far

  1. katya (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 8:59 am

    I also work right at I-10 and Kirkwood (small world) and yes, it takes freaking FOREVER to get home. The even weirder thing (to me at least) is that the later you leave the office, the worse the traffic is. When I was an I-45 commuter, staying at work 45 minutes late would make all the difference in the world as far avoiding traffic. Now it sometimes doubles what I would suffer through leaving at 5-5:30. The Katy Frwy hates us all.

  2. adrian (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 9:18 am

    Since you’re a Heights person too, try going up Gessner into Spring Branch and turn right on Clay, that’ll turn into 43rd on the other side of 290. Then you can take T.C. Jester, Ella or Shepherd down. Last time I checked, that was a fairly clear route.

    The Katy Freeway is the is the #2 least liked route, second only to the Road to Hell.

  3. shawn (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 10:27 am

    Hmmm, you’re implying that the Katy Freeway *isn’t* the road to hell? haha

  4. sarah (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 12:30 pm

    Oh, how I wish telecommuting was more widespread and available to me. I was just talking to my friend about this exact thing. Someday we hope to “work together” (or sit near each other on our respective laptops) without ever working for the same company. : )

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