When people insist that they know your situation better than you do.
I was in a discussion about driving in cultures (notably, that in the US we do it a LOT), and this person kept insisting that M should take the train to work instead of drive. Why, M could get more sleep, surf the net, or indulge in art!
Um. For starters, there's no train that goes anywhere near M's work unless M is labelled as freight. Secondly, that forty five minute drive becomes a two hour commute EACH WAY (a minor inconvenience, they called it), most of it by bus. Public transit bus. Sleep? Heh, good luck with hard plastic seats. Surf the net? With what connectivity... we have free wifi with our cable service, and we can't even find a connection at HOME. In the city. As opposed to on the road. Draw? I don't know what buses are like where any of you are, but they are *cramped* here. And all of this even assumes you can get a seat and aren't strap-hanging.
And it is more expensive, even considering gas and bridge tolls.
But they just couldn't get it through their head that transit in the US isn't like it is in Europe. ::Sigh::