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Old 11-02-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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You asked a dumb question, he gave you a dumb answer

Sorry but it's ridiculous not to know how to drive or not to drive. This is why New York sucks, you can't even drive in that silly city. Every other city in this country you need to learn how to drive if you don't want to be stuck on public transportation for many extra hours per week with bums and other low-class workers.

I live a few blocks from FIDM, good luck there.
Excuse me ... but driving isn't an option for everyone and it isn't "ridiculous" to not know how to drive! Quit being so elitist!

Last edited by Chatteress; 11-02-2008 at 10:16 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:22 PM
 
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Unless there's a physical reason why someone can't drive, yeah, its crazy to spend so much effort avoiding the simplest solution to getting from point A to point B.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:42 PM
 
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Excuse me ... but driving isn't an option for everyone and it isn't "ridiculous" to not know how to drive! Quit being so elitist!
LOL!!! I'm elitist because I know how to drive? Hahahaha, thanks for the laugh.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:35 PM
 
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Unless there's a physical reason why someone can't drive, yeah, its crazy to spend so much effort avoiding the simplest solution to getting from point A to point B.
I'm from New York. We didn't get drivers licenses because we didn't need them. The simplest way in New York from point A to point B is walking, a cab, the subway or a bus.
With space being at a premium you could pay monthly charges to park your car that would be more expensive then some peoples monthly apartment rent. Pedestrian friendly and walkable cities are like that including New York, Boston, London, Paris and Rome.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:36 PM
 
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I'm from New York. We didn't get drivers licenses because we didn't need them. The simplest way in New York from point A to point B is walking, a cab, the subway or a bus.
With space being at a premium you could pay monthly charges to park your car that would be more expensive then some peoples monthly apartment rent. Pedestrian friendly and walkable cities are like that including New York, Boston, London, Paris and Rome.
This isn't New York.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:38 PM
 
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This isn't New York.
Meant to respond to johnathanlb's post.

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Old 11-02-2008, 11:40 PM
 
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Every other city in this country you need to learn how to drive if you don't want to be stuck on public transportation for many extra hours per week with bums and other low-class workers.
Just for the record, it's possible to live in many other cities and not own a car. Also, I ride the bus here on a daily basis, and I'm hardly a "bum" or "low-class worker." In fact, I'm a well-educated (Masters' Degree), licensed Special Ed teacher.

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Old 11-03-2008, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Thanks to those who actually answered my question!

Yes it's utterly ridiculous to not know how to drive, especially if the city I've lived in has one of the most efficient public transportation systems.

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Old 11-03-2008, 01:45 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Originally Posted by JonathanLB View Post
You asked a dumb question, he gave you a dumb answer

Sorry but it's ridiculous not to know how to drive or not to drive. This is why New York sucks, you can't even drive in that silly city. Every other city in this country you need to learn how to drive if you don't want to be stuck on public transportation for many extra hours per week with bums and other low-class workers.

I live a few blocks from FIDM, good luck there.
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LOL!!! I'm elitist because I know how to drive? Hahahaha, thanks for the laugh.
You are not elitist for knowing how to drive. What makes you an elitist is your post where you stated that "it's ridiculous not to know how to drive or not to drive"
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:55 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Thanks to those who actually answered my question!

Yes it's utterly ridiculous to not know how to drive, especially if the city I've lived in has one of the most efficient public transportation systems.
Its almost 3:00AM in Manhattan (if thats really where you are). Kinda late to be online no?

LA isnt like Moscow, Paris, NY or many other large cities with great public transportation. It is very very difficult to get around and to be able to "live" without transportation. Sure you can survive if you live within walking distance of major shopping, but usually in places that have a lot of great areas that one can walk to, the prices are so expensive that most people can actually afford to have cars.

LA is definitely a city where one needs to have a car for transportation. Especially if you are female.

Last edited by Green Irish Eyes; 11-03-2008 at 09:29 AM.. Reason: Edited quoted text
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