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Walking to Work

December 6th, 2006 at 07:54 pm

My Guy has been walking to work, and I’ve been a bit too. We've noticed that there is such a culture of driving that people always ask, “Need a ride?” “Car in the shop?” and the like. Clearly our co-workers are trying to be helpful, but it’s just a little funny that walking is seen as so odd. My Guy’s walk is longer, and even I fall into the trap. Mine is one mile one way, his is 2-1/2 miles on way. So on a morning I walk, I’ll say, “You can take my car today so you don’t have to walk!” What is wrong with me? Walking to and from work should be seen as lucky-lucky that a person lives so close to work. It was a little cold today, but it felt a little brisk, and I got to really wake up on the way to work.

5 Responses to “Walking to Work”

  1. fern Says:

    I walk about a half mile to work, an easy, 12 minute walk. When it gets cold, though, i get lazy and take the car. Definitely a nice fringe benefit.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Ah, I wish I could just walk to work and back....

  3. jodi Says:

    There's no way that I could walk to work (about 7 miles), but I do walk to appts. at a building a few doors down from us - probably 1/4 mile, at most! Every time I do, though, people who are attending the same meeting see me and ask if I want to ride with them!

  4. Kira Says:

    I don't own a car at all and people think I must be crazy, or poor. Actually, I live a pretty comfortable life with $300 a month extra in my bank account. I live about a mile from work and usually walk in the mornings although sometimes I get my boyfriend to pick me up after work if I'm feeling lazy.

  5. mairgrif Says:

    I'd love to walk to work, but it's 20mi one way so probably not happening anytime soon. When I worked summers in NYC during college, I would get a ride to the train in the morning, and walk home in the evening, about a 45min walk. There is not a lot within a reasonable and safe walking distance from my home. Hopefully when we move next year, we can pick a place with at least some ammenities within walking distance. My grandparents have several delis, a supermarket and outdoor shopping center, a train station, a park and three of the schools their children went to within a 15min walk from their house. Those were the days.

    Marianne

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