Until a couple of years ago, I spent a lot of time in the car driving from my apartment to work.
San Francisco is a really expensive place to live.
I had to find an apartment close to my job but still affordable. The best I could do was an apartment 40 minutes from my job. The rent was reasonable and the apartment building had a lot of amenities like an upgraded fitness center and an elevator to the third floor. The commute. Old very quickly. I often found myself drifting off on the drive home. Traffic made matters only worse, because there were accidents on the road every afternoon. There were often delays that kept me from getting home within an hour. When my boss told everyone that we were going to start working from home, I was really excited and happy about the changes. A lot of my co-workers have children and they had to work in their homes while taking care of kids. It was more like a vacation to me. I quickly got used to working from home. Since I didn’t have to drive to work in San Francisco traffic, I started every day off with a recreational marijuana joint. I didn’t put on my clothes until noon if I was tired. One time my boss called and we set up a video call. I was smoking a marijuana joint in the background. The guy reminded me that we were alive on video and then laughed. I hope we never have to go back to working in an office ever again.