A GUY WHO WORKS NEXT TO A RIVER AVOIDS TRAFFIC BY FLOATING TO WORK

Obviously you LOVE your commute, because you get to listen to us.  But believe it or not, some people DON’T enjoy sitting in traffic every day.  And a guy in Germany recently came up with a way to avoid it.  Would you do this if you could?

 

His name is Benjamin David.  He looks like he’s in his early 40s, lives in Munich, and hated sitting in traffic every day.

 

Then he realized his office was straight down RIVER from where he lives.  So instead of driving or taking the bus, he avoids all the traffic by SWIMMING to work every day.  Or if he wants to relax, he can just float the whole way.

 

He only lives about a mile-and-a-half from his office.  But he actually gets there faster when he swims, and he says it’s a lot more enjoyable.

 

He puts his clothes and computer in a waterproof bag that’s also a floatation device.  So he can just hang onto it and float if he wants to.

 

Obviously he’s in the middle of a big city, so it’s not the cleanest river in the world.  He wears sandals to make sure he doesn’t step on broken glass or anything sharp.

 

But it’s still so much nicer than driving, he even wears a wetsuit and does it during the winter sometimes.  And a few of his co-workers have tried it now too.

 

(BBC)