Mermade Moments: How To Be The Best Commuter Ever 101

Monday, February 23, 2015

How To Be The Best Commuter Ever 101

I commute every day from Monterey to San Jose - it's about 60 miles each way and isn't usually too bad of a drive. However, PEOPLE RUIN IT. So, to make sure you aren't one of these god forsaken people...I bring to you...How To Be The Best Commuter Ever 101.

We'll start with the basics.
  • Drive the speed limit. 
  • If you can't keep up in the fast lane, GET OUT OF THE FAST LANE.
  • Use your blinker. They are there for a reason, my friends.
  • Wear your seat belt. 
  • Don't text and drive. Or talk and drive. (for those states like California)
  • Be aware of peeps on motorcycles. They come out of nowhere! 
  • If you cannot stay in your lane and eat a Big Mac, don't eat the Big Mac.
Now, we're starting to get a little more difficult.
  • DO NOT be a rubber necker. Do you want to cause another accident? 
  • If you see a CHP on the side of the road pulling someone over, DO NOT slam on your breaks. He's busy. He doesn't care about you. Okay?
  • Tap dance not breaks. Seriously, so annoying.
 These ones should be common knowledge, but obviously are not.
  • DO NOT read and drive. Are you kidding me? 50 Shades can wait.
  • DO NOT turn on your brights in the fog. Do you want to die?
  • DO NOT try and win a fight with a diesel truck. You will lose. And die. 
As you can see, I'm probably the best commuter ever. (hah) These are all very simple tips. Implement a few into your daily drive and I guarantee that your  fellow roadsters will thank you.

What's the craziest thing you've ever seen while driving? I would love to know! Also, is talking on your cell phone legal where you live? It isn't in California. You'll get a big fat ticket. Or a warning if you're lucky.


  1. Mobile phones, eating a sandwich, taking a swig from your bottle - all illegal in the UK if you're driving! I once saw a woman driving with her elbows as she put her make-up about mental!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

  2. I miss the subway every day. People are IDIOTS. I use my horn daily. What I really want it to shout at them is, do you not realize you're driving a death trap?! C'mon, ya'll.

  3. Wait, you have a 60 minute commute?!?! DAYUM GIRL, that's dedication! Hope you have a killer playlist for jamming out on that stretch of road...

  4. Oh my goddddddddddddddd. I have said this before and I'll say it again: We have the WORST traffic in the country. I attribute it to the fact that the Silicon Valley has more foreigners than locals, and thus, we end up with people that cannot drive to save their lives. I commute from SJ to Palo Alto every day. 20 miles. Takes me 90 minutes!!!!!!!!!!! Ughhhhhhhhhh.

  5. The craziest thing I've ever seen is an old man driving on the wrond SIDE of a HIGHWAY. He could've killed himself and others.

  6. Mobile phone is very important


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