Getting to work is pretty much a straight drive. Only 4.26 miles says mapquest. You know what else mapquest says? 10 minutes. Yep. That's what it says. So why am I leaving 20 minutes early and getting there just on time? Why does it take 15 minutes to get home? I'll tell you why. Traffic lights. And some nights, I seem to hit every single one of them during a red. I remember there was one time I made it with no stops. I had to speed through a couple to make sure I made it in time. I have worked at this location for over 8 months now and only one time made it straight home. You wanna know what usually happens? I usually hit every single red. Do you have any idea how frustrating this is? It doesn't matter that I've already been waiting 3 minutes at the previous stop. No matter how slow or how fast I go, I end up stopping. I wish there was a science to it. Just drive 10 miles an hour and you'll make it without stopping....or go 30 miles and hour and you won't stop. There's no rhyme or reason to it....just me hoping I make to work on time. In the meantime, I've thought of many great analogy's I can use for future motivational talks.