spoiled suburbanite [day 131]

I’m spoiled to my 1.5 mile drive to work.  I have an SUV and I fill it up about every 3 to 4 weeks, unless I have some unplanned trips to Dallas or something.  I decided to walk to work a couple of days ago.

It takes just under 30 minutes to walk to work.  I live in suburbia where people just don’t walk places, well, that is unless they are dressed in fancy running attire or walking a dog.  The looks I got from people driving by, silently said, “Oh, sorry your car must be broken down” or “I wonder what she’s doing”.  And there was the guy in the red Mercedes that was smiling and waving like he knew me.  Odd…

Today I’m riding a bike to work.  I only have 15 minutes to get home after work to pick up my kids, so walking won’t work.  My friend let me borrow her bike.  Thanks Diane!!!

Why?

It’s good exercise, saves on gas, less wear and tear on the car, better for the environment and gives me some mental downtime.  It’s just something different and it has many benefits.  The weather is nice, so I’m taking advantage of it.  If you see me riding a bike or walking, don’t honk.  It scares me and I’ll spill my latte.

About jody wissing

I'm a person just trying to matter in a crazy world.
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5 Responses to spoiled suburbanite [day 131]

  1. Amy Tuggey says:

    Glad you added the “don’t honk” rule…that was for Andy, right? 🙂 Kelly asked him to quit honking when he drove by the trail rides at the horse park, it spooks the horses, not that she rides with a latte!

    Amy

  2. Elizabeth says:

    You do realize you just dared us to come find you and honk away, right??!!!

  3. Becca says:

    People walk a lot more in California and they use mass transit that is powered by natural gas. Claire and I are certainly enjoying the walking to the parks, grocery stores and Target. No one honks at you and you see a lot of other walkers on the way!
    I remember I walked to CVS in Frisco and people look at you as if you have stolen something – because clearly if I had stolen something I would have a get away car and accomplice driver(not so fast on my feet).
    And don’t get me started about how they look at your crossing a major street like Preston even when obeying the pedestrian signs!
    Have fun walking!

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