Who knew so many people left for work before 7am? The bus was crowded. Not as crowded as it would be at 8 or 8:30, but quite crowded, and people got on at almost every stop. At the train station, people swarmed off the train I was going to get on. Standing room only. And this was the train that comes from a town more than an hour away.
So there are large numbers of people who have to be up and ready to leave for work by 6am. Especially those who commute. It made me feel very grateful for my own flexible hours, and the fact I have a very short distance to travel between my house and my work. I can't imagine having to travel an hour each way every day. Sure, it's a good time to read or catch up with editing, but how long does it make your day?
Do you commute long distances? Do you enjoy it? How early do you have to leave in the morning?