I know that there are a lot of people that do, mine is just longer than it needs to be, and what’s crazier in my case, is that my wife drives just as far, and works like 6 miles away from where I work. But we work different schedules, so it’s double-insane. 😀
I’m still d/ling 99 so I don’t know what his commute is yet. Mine is about 45 minutes though, each way. My wife’s is the same, we work fairly close to each other, but on schedules an hour off so no carpool for us. Gas prices aren’t helping either.
Takes me about 40 minutes to get to work. The way back is longer because in the evenings there’s a single lane state route intersection that gets backed up at least half a mile every damn day. Makes you want to punch the balls off yourself.
45 Mile trip, it’s across country lanes and backwater roads but quicker than the motorway (I’ve just got to keep my eyes open for an axe wielding homicidal maniac jumping out of the trees at the side of the road, or a T-Rex).
If it doesn’t work, jam a screwdriver in there and jiggle it about.