If you are finding yourself this Friday tired and weary but finally home after a long week’s commute, consider a way to make a crazy commute sustainable, especially if you live in Maryland, New York or New Jersey where commutes are the longest (31.82 minutes for Maryland residents, 31.27 for New York’s, 30.3 minutes for Jerseyans).
How about dancing to work?
The light-footed commuter/dancer in the video isn’t carrying a bag with a laptop nor does he tightly hold that all-essential cup of coffee in one hand (as I do, with my trusty leak-proof travel mug). Those accessories might render him a bit less able to turn those spin moves and leaps.
My own commute from an old Jersey suburb to gritty Jersey City would entail clicking my heels through some less pleasant, more litter-strewn environs than in the video. On the other hand, compared with the irksome stress of sitting in a car spewing out exhaust fumes amid untold numbers of other cars spewing out untold amounts of more exhaust, dancing — or at least staying in motion and making a bit of progress towards your workplace destination — seems like not such a bad idea to me. (I’ve been taking public transportation almost every day this year instead of driving — last time I drove, my commute took me something like 90.9 minutes; provided there are no more delays, my door-to-classroom commute via NJ Transit and the PATH train is just about an hour).
Not that you’re actually going to try this, but — would dancing all the way to your workplace be better than sitting in traffic?
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