You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #1: Waiting for those people ... [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
Newest Reality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:47 AM
Response to Original message
1. Waiting for those people ...
who keep asking us to give up driving our cars for a month or forever, to chime in here.

When you live in the country, that is like asking someone to become a Zen Monk who has no job and goes door to door with a begging bowl after scrubbing the temple down. Problem is, there is no temple and nobody is making begging bowls ... yet.

Oh, there are horses, (PETA aside) and that old, reliable standby could be a potential alternative, but that is only if you can sleep overnight at work and are allowed rather lengthy commute times in-between. It could take days or weeks to get back and forth for many of us on our trusty steeds. That is, not to mention the fact that there are not really any convenient equestrian fueling stations around and a stable needs to be somewhat larger than a garage.

Of course, horses came to mind because, in places like Virginia, you will literally take hours just to get up one hill before you can coast down the next one and all of your energy for work will have been spent by the time you arrive if you rely on the bicycle.

Oh, we will manage. Hi-oh, Silver!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC