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Worst Travel to the Office Ever

10:50 pm PHT

Today saw the worst travel to the office of my entire working life. My sister and I left our home in Las Piñas at 8:30 this morning with the sky bright but promising rain. We normally arrive at our offices in Quezon City by 9:30 after passing through Coastal Road, EDSA, Fort Bonifacio, then C-5. The rain started pouring when we were along Coastal Road and what followed was three hours of traffic hell.

Typhoon Egay was a thousand miles away but the monsoon rains it pulled dumped tons of rain this morning. It poured and it poured and seeing that we were still in EDSA-Pasay at 9:30 am, I knew that I would be late to the office. 10:30 we just left Fort Bonifacio and I called HRD to get an emergency leave. A further hour and a half later, we arrived to our business district at around noon. What made it worse was that the FX we were driving had a busted air conditioning system. You can imagine how vastly uncomfortable the trip was.

It would’ve been ironic, had it not been for cause-and-effect, that the trip back home was extremely pleasant in comparison. We got home in less than an hour!

How about you? Have you got any travel stories today to tell?

See the Inquirer.net story about today’s downpour.

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On 1:50 a.m., 16 Aug 2007, Mike wrote:

Quentin Tarantino has a story to tell. http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?Sto…

A friend of mine spent 1.5 hours traveling, but just gave up after he didn’t even get halfway from Cubao to Makati, so he just went back and took the day off.

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On 2:59 a.m., 16 Aug 2007, markku wrote:

I stayed home and slept!  =P

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On 1:49 p.m., 16 Aug 2007, estan wrote:

curiously, while everyone seems to be suffering from the rains, my trip to Nasugbu, Batangas yesterday was quite smooth except for the intermittent rains and came back without problems.

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On 12:09 a.m., 28 Aug 2007, seav wrote:

@Mike, at least Quentin had a fun time about it. I hated the rain that day.

@Markku, of course.  ;)

@Estan, well, you’re lucky!

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