A few weeks ago I made a comment about being in a cab on Park Ave and Cher was all “How can you talk about being on Park Ave like it’s no big deal?”. The thing is…I know it’s a big deal. I know that I’m lucky to have amazing landmarks and fabulous shopping and Broadway shows and terrific restaurants all at my fingertips. I really do love living here…usually.
However, sometimes…when there is a horrendous accident on the George Washington Bridge that backs up traffic for miles and the UN general assembly is in session and streets are closed everywhere and President Obama is coming to town and they are filming a television show on my block and it takes me 2 1/2 hours to make the trip from my home to my office (which should only take about 30 minutes)…on those days I hate living here.
UN general assembly is bad. Really bad. Cops everywhere. Streets closed. Frozen zones. Random security checks. It’s a giant pain in the ass. Last year, on a day the president was in town to address the UN, I got stuck in a frozen zone on my way to the train station. The cops wouldn’t let us cross the street because the president’s motorcade was going to come through. I ended up missing my train and he never even passed by. This morning I got stopped again. I’m not sure who was in the car, but there was a guy hanging out the window with an automatic rifle. Awesome!
Personally, I think they should move the UN to the middle of the desert where there are no people trying to get to work or go about their day. I would imagine it would be easier to control security and they wouldn’t fuck up traffic for everyone else!
Commuting this week has sucked so far and President hasn’t even gotten here yet. I can’t wait to see what kind of travelling nightmare that will cause. Also…yesterday they changed our office around. Before there were two of us sharing a decent sized office, but we just hired someone new. They decided that there is no other space in the building, so they just shoved another desk in here with us and stuck my desk in a corner. So now…instead of being next to the window with space to move around, I’m sitting in the corner like I’m in time out.
Needless to say, I’m really cranky this week…especially today. I’m hoping to get into a better mood, but I’m guessing that won’t happen until the weekend.
Anyone else have a horrendous commute or having a bad week?