I had to go to London today to attend some silly conference. Up at the crack of dawn and I've not long been home. Two and a half hours each way on the train and tube, plus all the sodding about getting to and from the station, getting change to park the car. There were plenty of people who got on the train with me who looked like they do it every day. I used to commute when I was younger, but the journey was about an hour. Even that was too much in the end and I was glad when I stopped doing it. It was interesting to travel among commuters to see how they relieve the tedium these days. Virtually everyone was using some sort of electronic device. Either a laptop or a phone. None of those around me read a book or a newspaper, unless they were doing it on their devices. Commuting is such a waste of a life.