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Does This Look Like the Face Of A Moron Who Happily Commutes 7 Hours A Day To Washington DC?


DM – When you’re sitting in traffic, sipping your morning coffee, and dreading your commute to work, think of Thurmond Alford. Since 2002, Alford, 44, has traveled 220 miles (seven hours total), going through three major cities, nine different counties, and passing three large rivers almost every weekday for narly 12 years. Not for any special occasion or life-threatening circumstance, but as part of his daily work commute.Alford lives in Virginia’s Chesterfield County, but works in Washington D.C. at the U.S. Department of Justice. This calls for a 3 1/2 hour commute to and from work each day — a total of seven hours. Alford was offered his ‘dream job’ in 2002 which paid three times what he had been making, Alford told CBS News. There was no doubt that Alford would take the job, he said, but his family and everyone he loves is in Richmond, VA.So, there was only one thing to do: make the seven-hour commute each day for the sake of his family.



I almost feel like this story can’t be true. I mean this would be like commuting to NY City everyday. Imagine that? I don’t even know that I’d do that for Candice Swanepoel. Not even joking. A 7 hour round trip commute is literally hell on earth. And it’s not even a straight shot. It’s like god damn planes, trains and automobiles. Like 13 different connections. The craziest part is this guy doesn’t even seem to realize he should kill himself. He seems borderline jovial about it. BRO WAKE UP! Have your family move. Rent a place near DC and come back on the weekends. Commit Suicide. Do something. Do anything. But nobody commutes 7 hours a day by choice unless you are a certified lunatic.

PS – The more I’m thinking about this the more I’m calling bullshit. How does this guy get home? The guy who gives him a ride in the morning waits for him everyday? That seems totally unrealistic.