I love a good shortcut. There's a shortcut on my way home from work that simply makes sense for me. It cuts about 5 minutes from the traditional route and uses residential streets versus the highway. A shortcut, however, is a matter of perspective. Some may look at a map and say I take a shortcut - I look at the map and say, "This is the most logical way home - therefore it is not a shortcut. It is simply the right way to go home."