Originally Posted by Aries Walker
It's not just Midwesterners. Americans in general love our cars. The whole image of hopping in your convertible, yanking your tie loose, and hitting the open road while Steppenwolf blares is a national characteristic.
But yes, as someone who commutes through DC traffic every day, and had a 90-minute-each-way commute for five years, it is thoroughly exhausting.
Agreed, and given the demands of our work week plus having a family, there is a lot to be said for getting that 90 minutes to just squeeze in a nap or to play with the internet or e-mail or text friends or read a book.
We have become a nation of multi-tasking. I don't think people enjoy their cars as much as they used to, because there is so much stuff you can do now in a car that you couldn't do 10 years ago, and you just can't do most of those things when your'e driving.