Pros and Cons of Living Close to Home

Pro: No need to fight the crowds at the airport to get home for the holidays. Just hop on the Metro and ride to the end of the line.

Con: Everyone else goes home for the holidays - to far-flung locales, leaving you stuck to pick up the slack at work. "I'm off for a three week vacay, tra la la, just like everyone else in our department. Oh, you're local? Then you won't mind coming in every day and tying up all the loose ends here. Could you finish the rest of this stuff for me since I won't be around? Thanks. Well, see you in the New Year, toodles!"