My regular route to work in the morning takes me up South George Mason Drive and then onto Route 50, right past the entrances into National Foreign Affairs Training Center. While getting onto Route 50 this morning, I saw a woman roller skating past the line of cars waiting to turn into NFATC. She was somewhere in her mid-20s, wearing cut-offs and a Tee shirt, and had an employee badge dangling from a lanyard around her neck. I had to drive on before I saw her actually skate into NFATC, but I assume that was where she was going. Where else, with that badge?
Everybody I know complains about their commute to work, and the summer weather, and the lack of parking, but this woman has got it all solved. She's doing alternative commuting, getting aerobic exercise, catching some sun, having casual Friday on Monday, and beating FSI's chronically overfilled parking lots and out-of-control parking enforcement.
She is an inspiration, and I salute her.