Thursday, June 04, 2009

Daily Commute Obervations

Every morning I leave my house by about 7:30 to begin the drive downtown. As I'm driving I'm usually listening to music, sipping my coffee and dancing wildly - much to the chagrin and disdain of my fellow commuters. The frowns and disapproving looks they get on their faces when they glance over and see me being all peppy and happy in the morning is a dead giveaway of their annoyance.

I find that about 88% of the vehicles are full of women, and that most of them tend to look about 47. They also seem to all look very haggard, and a little disheveled. You know the type - the ones in your office who are sporting the business suits from about 13 years ago, with the shoulder pads and large yellow gold jewellery? That never wear anything over a one inch heel, consistently have runs in their pantyhose, and that always look like they haven't had a decent haircut since 1985? (Not that there are anything wrong with those women - they are just the ones that seem to be commuting every morning.)

Anyway, so every morning I drive downtown in a sea of these women. The other 12% of the vehicles are made up of delivery trucks, construction trucks, City of Winnipeg vehicles, and transit buses.

But the commute home is what always boggles my mind.

It seems that sometime between when I start work at 8 and leave for home at 4, all of those women become men. During the drive home when I look around (still dancing wildly) I always notice that there are barely any women.

Suddenly there are Mazda Miatas with 63 year old men behind the wheel, SUVs full of 30 and 40 year old guys with a buddy in the front seat, dudes on motorcycles and street bikes, and good old boys in pickup trucks that don't look like they belong in the city.

Now here are my questions: When I drive to work in the morning, are the men still at home or already at work? Do the women just stay later than their required 8 hours?

Or is what I really think is happening, actually true... the reason the men all look so disheveled and odd in the morning because they are actually all in drag, and by the end of the day are sick of being "all dolled up" and decide to just be dudes?


Blogger terri said...

LOL... now there's a scary thought!

I'm going to have to pay more attention to who is surrounding me during my commute. Maybe I'll wave and smile and throw them all off just a little bit. After all, if we have to go to work every morning, we might as well have a little fun while getting there.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

Hmmm, my commute seems to be 80% male both ways. I always wondered why there weren't more women on the roads. Now I'm thinking maybe some of these "men" are just really ugly women having a "Ruined Flow" morning? *grin*

3:08 PM  
Blogger Chief Rock Chef said...

Yes,this actally happens. I cycle to work in a sequin dress and boa...

5:23 AM  
Blogger Ookami Snow said...

Yup they are in drag.

Or alot of the women are only working part time.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Wreggie said...

I'm glad to see you are back to your old self.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Slyde said...

how the hell are you seeing these chicks pantyhose while they are driving?

3:07 PM  

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