I had the unfortunate pleasure of driving in nearly bumper to bumper traffic at 4:45 am. Yes, 4:45 AM.

I’m not talking about Los Angeles, New York or Chicago where you have long commutes and outrageous traffic any time of day or night. I live in Kansas City, a mid-sized, average American town. It seems like there shouldn’t be so many people out on the roads.

Where are all these people going???

Having so many drivers on the road so early just doesn’t make sense to me.

I know there is a busy world out there, but I can’t figure where so many people are going so early in the morning. I know these people probably have jobs, but the working world usually doesn’t start until like 7:00am or 8:00am, right???

Are these early risers simply overachievers wanting to arrive much than everyone else to get extra work done? Are they fighting for optimal parking spaces? Do they think the later commute is going to be horrible? (which it often is).

If you’re an early morning driver, please tell me what you’re doing out so early!

For those who fight the daily grind, this little snippet of confusion may seem silly, but as someone who likes to sleep til noon, I really want to know what people do so early in the morning.

In the meantime, I think I’ll just stay in bed a little longer…