Living in North East US, you always long for summer months. BBQ, Baseball & Beer it couldn’t get better. However warm days also bring an unwarranted morning commute stress while driving on one stretch of NYC suburb highway. There’s this two mile stretch of parkway by the bay in Queens, NY that runs parallel with a jogging track. There’s no apparent harm in their co-existence however the combination presents a perfect recipe for morning commute stress.
Unsuspecting joggers are drafted into vivid imagination by the ogling eyes of the drivers with residual hormone from night before. The parkway curves at that section but some motorist instead of paying attention to the curve on which they are moving, they engage into appreciating curves of the bodies moving nearby in desperation to catch a feeble glimpse of bouncing bazonga of juggy joggers. It only takes one brake to slow all the following vehicles and in minutes the impact compounds bringing the traffic to a crawling halt. Oglers in motion often forget that the cravings for the curves may lead you into a situation where car insurance will carve a chunk in your wallet.
I understand eye-candy can be a great stress reliever (no pun intended), but you don’t deliberately build another stress (of traffic) in a process. I honestly confess that I myself am a guy with above average hormonal activity; however my priorities are different during morning commute. Once at a morning commute, my brain is heavily occupied in planning & analyzing the day ahead, especially when phrase like “first thing tomorrow morning” has been expressed a day before.
The math of ogling while at the wheel is beyond my comprehension. You’re on a moving object; the subject is in motion, how much visual you can capture in a split second to generate a stimulus of reasonable effect? My two cents here are that if the urge is so strong, just pull over & walk towards the joggers to get a good look. It will not only be productive to your senses but also a great help to the flowing traffic who wants to breeze through during morning hours.
The other thing that perplexes me is that, no matter how much you like, you don’t carry tanning lotion to your ski trip. If you try to get the point here; you are driving to work, it’s an environment bound with all sorts of code of conduct; so why do you to start collecting baggage early in the day that you may have to carry around for rest of the day with sparse options to relieve. I mean you wouldn’t fire the oven in the morning when you’re baking in the evening. So basically here are you fooling your urges, or your hormone raged senses fooling you? Some conundrum huh!
Jogging is equal opportunity recreational fitness drill. Not only who are FIT (an easy target for ogling eyes) are jogging but also the ones who wants to be FIT are out there in the mix. (If you can visualize the joggers trail) So then how can you ….. Never mind. Instead of braking on the highway, give your gawky eyes a brake; there are better things to occupy your brain with early in the day.
Driving under influence is banned; texting while driving is frowned upon in many states. I think it’s time we support motion to bar gawping while driving. Or may be a dedicated ogling lane.