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Why I'll make the commute worse on Tuesday

by ANDREA OESS / KING 5 News Producer

KING5.com

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 9:53 AM

I'm sorry to say, I am why traffic may be worse tomorrow.

Out of fear of sitting in my car, full of frustration, I took a different way to work this morning. I live in West Seattle and, like many people, tried out the water taxi.

As I walked the 20 minutes from my house to the dock, I thought, "I could do this every day!  It's a nice quiet way to begin my day."

I just missed the 7:45, so I waited patiently in line for the 8:15.  The ferry workers were full of smiles and welcoming spirits.

I got off at Pier 50, and made the two-and-a-half mile trek to work. It started to rain, and I started getting antsy. An hour and a half after I started my journey, I got to work with wet pant legs, a sweaty brow and terrible hair.  Then I realized I had to do it again at the end of my day.

I just don't think his method of commuting is sustainable for me.  Back to the car!

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