It's just as well I work from home now, or I'd be even more inconvenienced by this.
Speaking of working from home, I ran into two UCL urban development students near the chill and wind-swept Thames yesterday. It was a terrible day to choose to poll a neighborhood randomly about itself; I've never seen the Thames' banks so deserted. The UCL students had a questionnaire: how long had I lived in the neighborhood? In which borough was my employer located? (N/A) What form of transport did I take to get there? (N/A - perhaps I should have said I walked to work?) How long did it take me to commute? (I skipped it - but 10 seconds is probably my maximum commute length right now.)
In other news, I have a new scanner! It works! It even has a thrilling new feature which my old one didn't: an off-on switch!