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Old 02-07-07, 11:09 AM   #1
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It happened again..

Today we got a little snow. 1-2 inches. The public transit and bike people came in to work on time. Its noon and the two people with the big SUVs (and no school kids) still haven't showed up. I noticed the same effect at my previous workplace.
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Old 02-07-07, 11:27 AM   #2
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My co-worker, who lives less than six blocks from work, called in today...her garage door is frozen shut.
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I work in a hospital, so people make it in unless it's one of those "perfect blizzards," which we haven't had in several years. But I am so glad that I don't "have" to drive on these snowy and icy days. Riding or walking is a pleasant adventure for me, but a death-defying trek for the car people. When I'm pedaling past them in the parking lot, and they're scraping snow in their dressy little jackets, I call out in my cheeriest voice, "I sure am glad I don't have to drive on a day like this!"
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Old 02-07-07, 12:38 PM   #4
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Today we got a little snow. 1-2 inches. The public transit and bike people came in to work on time. Its noon and the two people with the big SUVs (and no school kids) still haven't showed up.
At the last place I worked at in California, my boss was dubious about cycle commuters. That was till the day when of the 4 animators; the two cyclists who both lived over 10 miles away made it in, but the two drivers who both live less than a mile away couldn't make it. Then the boss realized that cyclists were as dependable or more than drivers.
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Old 02-07-07, 02:05 PM   #5
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We have a trip reduction program in Maricopa and the weather is great.

My new Boss found it a good way to budget myself since he couldn't give me 40 hours.
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