Wednesday, August 19, 2009

culture shock

Help, I'm in a suburb of Chicago and it looks like I'll be driving 3 hours a day for the next 4 days!   Is this how most American's live?  I'm sure my blood pressure has shot up.  I was so frustrated with traffic jams and road construction.  I screamed at the stupid isynch in my car (it's supposed to respond to voice commands but it doesn't understand my voice--designed for male voices I'm sure), I swore at the nice traffic cops directing me where I didn't want to go.  I underwent a personality change and became an obnoxious Chicago driver.  And this is only day 1.   wo is me.


  1. Welcome to suburban hell. What you describe was me in DC. My secret weapons for tension resolution were my middle finger and learning to out-drive even the most agressive jerks. I had bought a blood pressure monitor about 8 months before we left. After the move to Flagstaff, there was a substantial drop. Pretty scary that so many live that way and don't realize that their health is taking a big hit.

  2. Hell to me is commuting by car.