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On why Kosmix is da bomb for commute monkeys

This is not a shameless plug for the good folks that fund my expensive Star Wars costume habit (that was a joke, you nerds). This is an acknowledgment of my kickass ultra cheap commute thanks to Kosmix.

As you know, I recently moved up from my little hovel in Palo Alto to, well, a little hovel up in San Francisco. I live close to the Caltrain station on 4th and King as well as 280. I’ve been desperately trying to figure out how best to commute 45 minutes one way and not whine about it. Also note that my job implicitly requires me to show up at work 4-5 days a week. No cushy work from home action for me.

So you do the math: 80 miles a day, 5 days a week, at a bone-crushing 4.08 per gallon and 20 miles per gallon. I’ll save you the time – its in the 350 dollar neighborhood. That doesn’t even include weekend driving, wear and tear and the hidden costs of road rage (serious).

So how kickass is it that Kosmix pays for 50% of my Caltrain tickets *and* pre-taxes that bad boy to give me an additional saving?

Add that stuff up: 48 dollars for a 10 ride from Caltrain, out of which Big K paid for half. 96 bucks a month, minus tax benefits 🙂 Add to that the sixty bucks I ponied up for a laptop wireless card and you’re looking at a 140 dollar per month outlay.

I could buy a goddamn iPhone every two months! How sweet is that?

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  1. Nandini
    April 11, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    On the “I could buy an Iphone every two months comment!” —– BUY ME ONE!
    ~Your loving sister!!! 😀 haha

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