People are always complaining about traffic lights. Red lights and trains, they are just too long, they are annoying, they cause stress… I live in a city that has trains crisscrossing across the streets and highways and traffic lights thrown in apparently at random. Maybe there was a sale on traffic lights but it sure makes for a stressful commute at times. Because of this, I had to come up with ways to de-stress and make use of these waiting times.
One of the things I do is I text. Yep, I text. Not texting and driving! Stopping and texting is ok. I read and reply to texts while waiting for a train to go by. Before I know it, it’s gone! Right in the middle of composing a message too! Then I end up being forced to text while driving. Just kidding! Don’t hate. If you don’t have friends, you can use your smartphone to just browse the internet. Nothing makes time go by like surfing. Make sure to keep an eye on the train or you will get honked at.
Reading a book or magazine is good too. So keep some reading material in the car for these moments. Nothing to deep, just light stuff. Playboys and Hustlers are not recommended as they could lead to unwanted behavior. I don’t have time to read as I am usually on my phone surfing or sending texts.
How about grabbing a shut-eye? If you are a power napper like I am, you could sneak in a quick nap while waiting for that long freight train to go by. I won’t recommend it at a red light.
These methods have been tested and tried by me. They work so well that at times, I am wishing that the train would keep on rolling. Take your time mr. train, take your time…