Anyone who lives in the city knows how frustrating traffic can be. If you live in any city you’re going to be stuck in a car wasting your life trying to get to a job you hate, to work for a person who hates you. It’s no wonder road rage is a thing as you sit in your car inching and inching toward misery. Temper’s flare and before you know it, you’re throwing hands on a highway because some idiot cut you off. But 29-year-old, Liu Fucao found a brilliant cheat code.
Liu Fucao usually takes about an hour to get to work if he takes a car. And that’s another hour to get back home. But Fucao, tired of being stuck in rush hour traffic decided to ditch his car and use his paddleboard, reports World Of Buzz. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line and that straight line runs through the Yangtze River in China.
Fucao lives in Chongqing with a population of 30 million people. He lives in the north side of the Yangtze River and commutes to the Wanzhou District on the south side to sell insurance. “It’s little more than 1,000 meters, but if I drive my car I have to take detours to get to work,” he said. What has usually taken him an hour to get to work by car has now been cut to 6 minutes. All he does is paddleboard across the river and just like that he beats all those suckers stuck in traffic. “It took me six minutes to cross the river. There are some waves today, so I was slower today,” he said. He keeps his belongings from getting wet by zipping them up in a waterproof backpack.
He’s been doing this for six months and does it every day he needs to get to work. The only times he takes a car is when it rains or if the water is too fast. Before everyone uses Liu’s shortcut, he warns people to be careful. Liu Fucao has been professionally paddleboarding for two years and has won some competitions. He said that it took immense training to get to the level where he is at. Who knew paddleboarding could be used for something that doesn’t make you like a goof. You learn something new every day.