We all have to do it, I see you out there with me every day. Unless you have a full-on work from home gig, you have to commute to work. That mandatory drive for some can be the most stressful part of their day. Bobbing and weaving amongst the impatient drivers who are all, most likely, doing the same thing you are doing - going to work.

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My commute is about 30 to 35 minutes, and sometimes I make a trip to Yorktown first thing in the morning and you can add another 40 or so minutes to that total. So, according to Best Places, my commute is above average. They say the typical commute for Americans across the United States is 26.4 minutes, for Connecticut workers, it is 26.1 minutes, slightly shorter. Lots of us out there too, 78.2% of the Connecticut workforce drive their car alone to work, not a lot of carpooling going on.

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That brings us to the point of this article and what we are doing here. It came to me on my commute to work, "Highway Haikus"...I don't enjoy the drive to work, but I do enjoy haikus. What is a Haiku? I am glad you asked that question. Merriam-Webster tells us "A haiku is an unrhymed Japanese poetic form that consists of 17 syllables arranged in three lines containing five, seven, and five syllables, respectively." I find them fun to write and can help give color and life to every type of experience or situation.

You don't have to name your haikus, but as Ethan says, everything has to have a name. So here goes.

1 - Calling this first one '84'

Cruising Eighty-Four

Is Much Like Watching Nascar

With Cretin Drivers

2 - This one is...' Pothole'

Potholes All Over

New York To Connecticut

Think I Need A Boat

3 - "LEFT!"

PASSING, On The Left!

NOT Just Mildly Faster

WHAT Are You Doing?

4 - 'Audi'

Might Want To Slow Down

Ninety-Five Is Kind Of Fast

Audi-Guy Needs To Chill

5 - 'Trucker'

Eighteen Giant Wheels

Honda Never Had A Chance

Hope They Had A Will

6 'Tri-Fecta'

Taconic Is First

Six Eighty-Four Is Next Up

Then Eighty-Four

7 'No Conscience'

Driving How You Do

In An Insane Reckless Way

Where's The Damn Fire?!

I would have used a better, more flavorful word, but it would have messed up the syllable count.

8 'Volkswagon'

Volkswagon Tailgate

Not A Cool Thing To Do

I Don't Think He Cares

9 'L'

Entitled Buffoon

"L" Doesn't Stand For Lexus

Go Get Pulled Over

Those are just a few that came to mind as I put more miles on the odometer making my journey to Danbury from our little spot across the border in New York. I would love to hear about your commute, or maybe you have your own Highway Haiku. Leave it in the comments below or hit me up on Facebook.

I added two more on my relaxing commute today, so make sure you check back for updates. Who knows, you may see your own!

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