Have You Seen This? Man has more fun on his commute than any of us

Have You Seen This? Man has more fun on his commute than any of us

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RIVERLANDS — Commutes can be the worst, am I right?

People put a lot of effort into making their commutes bearable. Maybe you're a fan of listening to podcasts, audiobooks, your favorite tunes or even meditation tapes as you drive.

Or you might take the train so you can catch up on reading or get a bit of work done before your day officially starts. My favorite method is just living close enough to wherever I need to go that I don't have to worry about any commutes longer than five minutes. We all have different ways of dealing with things.

However you choose to commute, whether you live close or far, your method of getting to work is probably not as cool as Benjamin David's.

The man who swims to work

Rather than dealing with traffic, he jumps into the river.

Posted by BBC Capital on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Even the bikers and walkers have nothing on this guy, who literally gets to start his days floating down a river. I don't know about you, but I think that definitely beats sitting in a traffic jam on I-15 every day.

Apparently, David felt the same way about the traffic in his city as we do when all we can see are brake lights for miles, and that's what led him to test out this new way of getting to and fro. Now he just straps everything he needs into a waterproof bag (that doubles as a floatation device) and swims the 1.24 miles to his office each morning.

In the video, David mentions that he not only gets to work quicker now, but he's much more relaxed, and he's even started a bit of a movement with his commuting revolution. I'll be honest, I'm pretty jealous of this guy, and I think maybe we should all send this video to our city planner friends.

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