Wednesday, work let out at 1 p.m. It took 30 minutes to make the first four miles away from Charlottesville, but it was smooth sailing to Fishersville after that.
Checking Facebook, my high school classsmates have a thread about commuting in D.C. Wednesday. One had heard of an 11-hour commute after early dismissal, and another classmate had a seven-hour drive.
Compared to that, an extra half-hour isn't that bad. Besides, I don't have to live near Washington, either.