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Old 11-16-2012, 11:08 AM   #1231
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Triffic. How the hell do you people in N VA. deal with that traffic everyday. I went to Reston Wed. for a Thursday meeting and the traffic going into Reston Wed. evening was not too bad but I left Reston around 4:45 yesterday. It was traffic as far as I could see and not moving. How the hell does 95 come to a stop when there are no traffic signals and no accidents? Someone told me yesterday was not bad compared to most days.

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:10 AM   #1232
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Wow, your spell checker is seriously foxxored.
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Triffic. How the hell do you people in N VA. deal with that traffic everyday. I went to Reston Wed. for a Thursday meeting and the trafic going into Reston Wed. evening was not too bad but I left Reston around 4:45 yesterday. It was triffic as far as I could see and not moving. How the hell does 95 come to a stop when there are no traffic signals and no accidents? Someone told me yesterday was not bad compared to most days.
Every time I have to go to Reston I just go ahead and add another 1-2 hours onto my commute. I go to Learning Tree training every few months up there and I just stay in the hotel right behind it even though it's crazy expensive because the traffic up there makes me insane.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:37 AM   #1234
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Wow, your spell checker is seriously foxxored.
Incredible. He spelled the same word three different ways in a single post.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:10 PM   #1235
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Triffic. How the hell do you people in N VA. deal with that traffic everyday. I went to Reston Wed. for a Thursday meeting and the traffic going into Reston Wed. evening was not too bad but I left Reston around 4:45 yesterday. It was traffic as far as I could see and not moving. How the hell does 95 come to a stop when there are no traffic signals and no accidents? Someone told me yesterday was not bad compared to most days.
This is tough. I live in Arlington and I gladly pay a bit more to reduce my commute. There are people that commute hours each way every day. It's unreal. I get that NoVA salaries are higher than most places in the country, but spending 4 hours of my life in traffic every day isn't worth the reward. My job got moved to Maryland about 2-3 years ago... I made it only a few months and a couple 3 hour commutes until I left.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:53 PM   #1236
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Real life question 3's

Customer question

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I don't know what he is talking about, his salesperson doesn't know what the abbreviation is referring to. So how am I suppose to get him what he needs.

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:25 PM   #1237
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This is tough. I live in Arlington and I gladly pay a bit more to reduce my commute. There are people that commute hours each way every day. It's unreal. I get that NoVA salaries are higher than most places in the country, but spending 4 hours of my life in traffic every day isn't worth the reward. My job got moved to Maryland about 2-3 years ago... I made it only a few months and a couple 3 hour commutes until I left.
I live in Woodbridge and commute about 20 miles to Alexandria 5 days a week and it usually takes me 45 min-hour if it's normal traffic. If there's an accident or even a cop on the side of the road it could delay me 15-30 min. I'm used to it by now though.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #1238
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I live in DC, commute to Alexandria around 7:15am, takes me about 30 minutes to get there.

The worst is coming from Alexandria into DC. Even at 7:30am, traffic is locked up. I feel for anyone heading from VA to DC or from Baltimore to DC.

God bless ya.
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40 miles

1hr 30min best case scenario
2hr if it's bad
longest has been 2hr 30min w a bad accident

good sound system and good music really helps.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:49 PM   #1240
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40 miles

1hr 30min best case scenario
2hr if it's bad
longest has been 2hr 30min w a bad accident

good sound system and good music really helps.
And maybe a fat joint.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:52 PM   #1241
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And maybe a fat joint.
i like the way you think, but i've been walking a straight line for months now in preparation for job interviews.

i've considered getting a mm card. who knows what the future holds
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:53 PM   #1242
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I live in Columbia and commute to Linthicum, near BWI, and the MTA recently "fixed" the main road outside of my office. Basically they turned it into an even bigger cluster F than it used to be and lately it's taken me an extra 15-30 minutes to get into the office. Luckily this is my slow time of the year so it's not a big deal, but it is seriously frustrating!
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:42 PM   #1243
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Re: What REALLY grinds your gears?

I hear you guys on the traffic. I have to travel down 12 steps and through my living room to get where I am going. If my kids are standing in the way then I have to detour through the kitchen just to get to my laptop. It can add on an extra 3 seconds. Traffic in the DMV sucks!

What seriously grinds my gears lately is the definition that has been rubber stamped onto the word faith as “believing in something to which there is no evidence for” (my paraphrase). If there was no evidence then, people wouldn't believe. The evidence that does exist is often dismissed or overlooked because the powers that be determine that the evidence is not authoritative enough for them. I ask how much more authority do you need? Both sides make assumptions based on the facts, and build their theories based on those assumptions, but only one side can be correct. As it stands now neither side can provide the type of proof that would convince the other of which is right and which is wrong, but to have the audacity to tell a believer that they base their entire belief system on blind faith and zero evidence is ignorance in its fully developed state.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:02 PM   #1244
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Re: What REALLY grinds your gears?

I telecommute 3 days a week, and drive from Frederick to Herndon (via Route 15/7/28, it's about an hour each way; if traffic is real bad, we'll take the Greenway) twice a week. Since I ride in with 2 other people, I only have to drive every third time. Makes it very bearable. However, that allows me to truck my youngest daughter to daycare, then the oldest and I eat breakfast then I take her to preschool, picking her up at 11:30 (12:30 if she eats lunch there), and taking her over to daycare.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:08 PM   #1245
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southern californians can't drive in the rain
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