Commuting to Europe what is wrong with that? many European cities are just a short plane ride from Birmingham or Manchester not so much daily but once or twice a week certainly.
At this point I almost died. (Those who don't know where Shrewsbury is, well, it's no where near an airport and really really quite far from London...)
And then suggest commuting for 6 hours a day is fine?
Okay... time I stepped off this insane planet. Frankly anyone who doesn't mind commuting 6 hours a day DOESN'T HAVE A LIFE OR A BRAIN OR BOTH. No one should be spending so much of their short and precious lifetime sitting on a train shuttling back and forth to work.
Seriously, are you being serious?!!
If this is the state of things, that people commute for a quarter of their days, then what has the last millennium of progress been for?!
Live closer to work. Work closer to home. Use technology so that you don't need to physically move about. Why is this so hard to achieve?! If that job in London is so precious, move nearer. If you can't afford to then you can't afford that job - it's paying too little or house prices down south are too expensive (probably both). Either way, the system isn't working for you so don't play the system's game.
Rat race indeed. Giant rats called people, running harder and harder to their graves. I hope these people all die from stress in their 40s.
This post has been edited by Chuffy Chuffnell: 13 April 2012 - 05:56 PM