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Old 01-05-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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That's fine, but just turn on channel 54/Travel Channel and see what's on Right now..........and you'll have your answer to all the above discussed prior.......
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Way way off topic. Also very predjudice.

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60% of the population here is overweight...these people will be less likely to travel to the mailbox..........LOLOL willingly....so, expect that you will hear "ohhh that bridge is too long and high to cross"!!!!!!! LOL they don't make cars for overweight people, so I am not sure if it is comfortable to be cramped like that.....even vans aren't that big......hahahahaha sooooooo......yeah, it is sad, but I don't remember the last time I went to Sams and saw someone under size 14! .
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
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That's fine, but just turn on channel 54/Travel Channel and see what's on Right now..........and you'll have your answer to all the above discussed prior.......
Hollywood's version of travelers is definitely going to be the first place I look for a statistical analysis of the size of travelers and where they travel to.
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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That show has nothing to do with Hollywood, i didn't show you that for statistic purposes, but more so to see what's being promoted to people here.....nowhere else in the world you will see this....they are only showing restaurants across America who serve ginormous portions of food! They have those in Tampa too....as a matter of fact this is another reason my husband and I stopped going out to restaurants, it is because we can't ever finish a plate they stuff it with so much food! so we end up paying as if we invited 6 people for dinner when it was just him and I.....and what's worst is that usually one of the commercials when they repeat this show in the evenings is showing different starving African countries....I am still trying to get that!
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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Way way off topic. Also very predjudice.
Just my opinion based on what I see on daily basis in Tampa and surrounding areas, I am not making this stuff up, I wish I were but I am not......just loo around you....
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
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That show has nothing to do with Hollywood, i didn't show you that for statistic purposes, but more so to see what's being promoted to people here.....nowhere else in the world you will see this....they are only showing restaurants across America who serve ginormous portions of food! They have those in Tampa too....as a matter of fact this is another reason my husband and I stopped going out to restaurants, it is because we can't ever finish a plate they stuff it with so much food! so we end up paying as if we invited 6 people for dinner when it was just him and I.....and what's worst is that usually one of the commercials when they repeat this show in the evenings is showing different starving African countries....I am still trying to get that!
???? Wow.
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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That show has nothing to do with Hollywood, i didn't show you that for statistic purposes, but more so to see what's being promoted to people here.....nowhere else in the world you will see this....they are only showing restaurants across America who serve ginormous portions of food! They have those in Tampa too....as a matter of fact this is another reason my husband and I stopped going out to restaurants, it is because we can't ever finish a plate they stuff it with so much food! so we end up paying as if we invited 6 people for dinner when it was just him and I.....and what's worst is that usually one of the commercials when they repeat this show in the evenings is showing different starving African countries....I am still trying to get that!
Wow - I am trying to "get" your post!
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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What is so shocking? While I lived in Europe I was never served this much food in a restaurant at once ever! It is a waste because everything we leave over gets thrown away...that's called wasting food! While people in Africa for example are starving and would probably be super happy to just have the side dish to eat.....or let's forget Africa, the homeless under Gandy bridge would be happy to have some of that food!

We phisically find it impossible to finish these portions! I don't see why that is shocking?
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I've got an idea. Why don't you eat what you want at dinner and you can stop by a bridge on the way home and give the rest to some homeless people?
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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i will travel around on the weekends, but i predominantly stay near where i live for a couple of reasons:

1. I live where I do because I like it
2. As a young guy, when I go out, it usually end up having a few drinks. It is easier to find a way home near home. I dont know how much a taxi from st pete to westshore it, id rather not find out.

I guess that is all i could really think of. I could have separated them by a comma rather then making a list of two things.
LOL...I heard that. Having said that, the bridge from St. Pete to Tampa seemed to me like it totally could be a DUI trap. I'd be totally scared to drive from ybor back to downtown st. pete at 2 or 3 am at night, true?
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