Last night I had to work disgustingly late, due to incompetency on my part and on the part of others. I didn't leave the office until 8:00 pm. By then I was in a rather foul mood, and just wanted to get home.
According to the various items I have read on motorcycle safety, one shouldn't ride when angry. When you commute by motorcycle, however, your mood can't dictate when you ride.
It's a good thing, too, because if I'd left work irritable and driven home in a cage, chances are I'd be even more pissed off by the time I got home. Then, I'd probably go sulk and wonder why the world is such a terrible, terrible place.
When I have to ride home, I ususally only make it a couple of miles before I'm merrily singing into my helmet (better than the shower, it's surround sound) and generally happy with life, the universe and everything.
So what do you poor souls who live in frozen places do to keep your mood up during the winter?