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Someone dumped a full cup of coffee on me on the train today, thankfully it wasn’t hot but now I have to wear a v neck undershirt all day at the office.

What are your worst commuting stories?

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4 hours ago, jgb said:

Someone dumped a full cup of coffee on me on the train today, thankfully it wasn’t hot but now I have to wear a v neck undershirt all day at the office.

What are your worst commuting stories?

I commuted from Toms River to Morristown back before the redid they 287  / parkway exchange and Google maps/ Waze was a thing. Most days were terrible but Fridays in the summer were a complete nightmare. One time I tried to get cute and go through New Brunswick via rt1 on a route I had downloaded and printed via mapquest.  I believe the total trip time was 4.5 hrs.

Every job I've had since then was work from home based. Now when I go to the office 2x a month a stay there for a few days and leave after traffic in the morning and evening.

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59 minutes ago, CTM said:

I commuted from Toms River to Morristown back before the redid they 287  / parkway exchange and Google maps/ Waze was a thing. Most days were terrible but Fridays in the summer were a complete nightmare. One time I tried to get cute and go through New Brunswick via rt1 on a route I had downloaded and printed via mapquest.  I believe the total trip time was 4.5 hrs.

Every job I've had since then was work from home based. Now when I go to the office 2x a month a stay there for a few days and leave after traffic in the morning and evening.

Route 1 a disaster. Used to commute from Philly to Princeton daily. One of the worst roads on the East Coast (maybe in US) during rush hour imho. Traffic lights every fifth of a mile. Horrid.

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4 hours ago, southparkcpa said:

I had to take a dump once in Penn Station, 8am on my way to WTC downtown.  Heavy drinking night before.  In the 80;s, Dinkins was mayor, ALL stalls were occupied by homeless.  It felt like a warm shot glass of vodka turned over in my gut. A HOT sensation in my bowels that told me I had about 3 minutes til total expulsion.

I went to Amtrak level upstairs (Conn line) where the mens room was jammed, no stalls except ONE toilet in the open, no seat, just a toilet out in the open where the stall was totally removed, no sides, no back etc. OUT in the open.

No choice... I dropped my pants in front of everyone and out came the loosest, chocolate shake texture dump ever and it wouldn't stop.

Dressed in a blue suit, white shirt, tie etc. CPA for a big 4 firm.  There I was squatted over a bowl and everyone looked and simply covered their eyes.  They couldn't believe what was happening.

I then realized there was no TP.   I took off my tee shirt, tore it to pieces and wiped my ass.

In front of the public. YES it happened.

When I left, I realized NO ONE had any idea what happened and I was another face in the crowd.

Got to my client and absolutely went in the stall and did a thorough cleaning if you know what I mean.

 

THERE!  You happy now? That's my nightmare commute story!:chas:

 

 

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8 hours ago, jgb said:

Someone dumped a full cup of coffee on me on the train today, thankfully it wasn’t hot but now I have to wear a v neck undershirt all day at the office.

What are your worst commuting stories?

My son works in NYC/Newark depending on the day and I tell him all the time prepare for everything.

Pack a backpack with a change of clothes and shoes. 

He has his work car at all times. 

Funny thing he never listens to me. 

I worked 10 minutes from my home for 35 years I enjoy hearing the stories and feel for all of you who  must commute like this, 

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8 hours ago, jgb said:

Someone dumped a full cup of coffee on me on the train today, thankfully it wasn’t hot but now I have to wear a v neck undershirt all day at the office.

What are your worst commuting stories?


For me it’s nobody ever drops doughnuts. Ajways coffee! 

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31 minutes ago, JiF said:

Are we doing commute stories or poop stories because these are kind of my most exciting stories in life...

This is a thread where hijacking is encouraged!

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4 hours ago, jgb said:

Route 1 a disaster. Used to commute from Philly to Princeton daily. One of the worst roads on the East Coast (maybe in US) during rush hour imho. Traffic lights every fifth of a mile. Horrid.

This thread really reminded me how different things were even 10-15 years ago. Mapquest printouts were a huge improvement over those old rand McNally's maps, and now I dont drive more than 5 miles without my phone broadcasting real time directions/ traffic from Waze or Google maps to the tablet on my dashboard.

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25 minutes ago, CTM said:

This thread really reminded me how different things were even 10-15 years ago. Mapquest printouts were a huge improvement over those old rand McNally's maps, and now I dont drive more than 5 miles without my phone broadcasting real time directions/ traffic from Waze or Google maps to the tablet on my dashboard.

Doesn't matter where I'm going or how many time's I've done the drive or that I could do the drive blindfolded and roofied - if I'm doing anything more than a few local roads, I have Waze on for cop alerts and traffic updates alone.

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4 minutes ago, greenwichjetfan said:

Doesn't matter where I'm going or how many time's I've done the drive or that I could do the drive blindfolded and roofied - if I'm doing anything more than a few local roads, I have Waze on for cop alerts and traffic updates alone.

100%. I use it for just about anything beyond local roads.  I just got a new car last month and one of my minimum requirements was support for Android Auto which makes the car's internal navigation as obsolete as MapQuest.

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6 hours ago, joewilly12 said:

My son works in NYC/Newark depending on the day and I tell him all the time prepare for everything.

Pack a backpack with a change of clothes and shoes. 

He has his work car at all times. 

Funny thing he never listens to me. 

I worked 10 minutes from my home for 35 years I enjoy hearing the stories and feel for all of you who  must commute like this, 

last 20 years...  I live half a mile from my office.  After 10 years of a 2 hour commute each way in NY.  Life has been good to me lately except the GOD DAMN JETS!!!!!

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Had a nightmare commute Tuesday... stubbed my toe on the door saddle entering the hallway. Finally made it to the kitchen and we were out of eggs. Had to have oatmeal. Luckily there was no traffic back through the hallway to my desk.

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