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24 Joys And Struggles Of Having A Really, Really Long Daily Commute

Best three words: "Work from home!" Worst three words: "Come in early."

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13. All your footwear is stampede-proof and sturdy, even if that means compromising on your trendiness.

Style is really, really low on your list of priorities.

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18. But such happiness is often short lived if wailing babies find a seat next to you.

Let the hair-pulling, food-spitting, squealing torture begin.

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20. But long commutes have resulted in you having read more books and listened to much more music.

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Seriously. You're caught up on every new podcast and every topical news story before you even get to your desk.

21. You've become friends with people who travel with you and secretly worry for them when they aren't there.

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And – thanks to Bollywood for making everyone believe that soulmates are found on trains – you may have a teeny commute crush too.

22. You get to sit by the window sometimes and you don't mind feeling like your life is a movie.

23. There is nothing more beautiful than days when your buses and trains are on the quieter, emptier side.

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