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Old 06-27-2012, 12:47 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Not a matter of being "for poor people"- it's a matter of being "not convenient".

So, if you happen to work within walking distance of the Midtown Station, you can walk over there, wait for a bus, spend 20 minutes on the bus to get dropped at Collier and Howell Mill, walk up to the food truck area, stand in line to get your food, eat, walk back to Collier, wait for the bus (which only runs every 30 minutes- hope you didn't miss one by only a few minutes.....), take another 20 minute ride back to Midtown, and then walk back to the office.

Sounds like a real winner, provided you've got about a 2-hour lunch break........
That's a rather unlikely situation. How often does one eat far away from their office in another neighborhood anyway unless it's a special occasion?

I was just addressing the statement that this existed off of public transportation, which is not true.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Originally Posted by BobKovacs View Post
Not a matter of being "for poor people"- it's a matter of being "not convenient".

So, if you happen to work within walking distance of the Midtown Station, you can walk over there, wait for a bus, spend 20 minutes on the bus to get dropped at Collier and Howell Mill, walk up to the food truck area, stand in line to get your food, eat, walk back to Collier, wait for the bus (which only runs every 30 minutes- hope you didn't miss one by only a few minutes.....), take another 20 minute ride back to Midtown, and then walk back to the office.

Sounds like a real winner, provided you've got about a 2-hour lunch break........
Works great for those visiting the food truck park after work or parents with kids that are out of school. Kids under 48" ride MARTA for free. You can make a great adventure out of it. Kids love trains and buses.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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Works great for those visiting the food truck park after work or parents with kids that are out of school. Kids under 48" ride MARTA for free. You can make a great adventure out of it. Kids love trains and buses.

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Are you serious?

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In any other forward-thinking, progressive city, the food trucks are allowed to travel to where the demand is. Isn't that a novel concept?
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:06 PM
 
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You can make a great adventure out of it. Kids love trains and buses.
Kids love trains and buses if the train or bus is taking them somewhere exciting. Taking a 20-minute bus trip to buy some food off a truck isn't going to get most kids excited- especially those you mention who are "under 48 inches". If anything, they're likely to be sorely disappointed by the end result.......
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Some pessimist on the board. Life is about creating experiences.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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Some pessimist on the board. Life is about creating experiences.
Tell you what- go have a few kids, and come back in about 10 years to tell me about how excited they were to ride the bus to grab lunch off a food truck. Those of us who actually have kids probably have a little bit better understanding about what gets them excited.

And it's not about being a pessimist- it's about being a realist, as opposed to being a starry-eyed optimist......
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Grumpy, old man!
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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Grumpy, old man!
Yup- that's me.

You should really have more respect for your elders.........
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:31 PM
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Kids don't even like to eat. They might like to look at the trucks, though. Some of the trucks look pretty cool.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Yup- that's me.

You should really have more respect for your elders.........
Your right, I was raised better than that. Thank you sir may I have another!?
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