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Old 10-10-2011, 11:02 PM
 
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Unless something horrible happened to you while on public transit, I don't understand why you would have a resistance towards it.

A lifetime experience of what? Driving?

This all makes no sense.
Like I said that's because we have different prior knowledge. It makes no sense to me why you'd want to ride it all the time. You don't see me getting upset about it though.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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It was not. I've lived in Hampton, Newport News, Virginia Beach, La Jolla and Anchorage. Plus a few other stops. I've never experienced walking past those less fortunate on a daily basis. I didn't have a life of privilege, but we were not destitute either.

The fear is based on the knowledge I have been a crime victim, and I have family members who were violent crime victims for me that's enough to make me stay away. You just never know how someone will react, and I feel safer in my SUV than on public transportation.

That being said thanks for taking the time to see my point of view rather than just bashing.
You're welcome
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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Like I said that's because we have different prior knowledge. It makes no sense to me why you'd want to ride it all the time. You don't see me getting upset about it though.
My dear, I'm not upset in the least. I actually find it very humorous.

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there was a man with really bad body odor on the train. Myself and several others were coughing and gagging. It was really bad. I think it'll be awhile before we ride again
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He wasn't homeless just smelly, but it reminded me you never know who you'll run into on public transportation. My family is safer in my car.
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I didn't say he was scary, and other than gagging me and others he was not an issue. He did make me realize not everyone I was riding with was my friend though. I think a lot of times people forget that fact. Not everyone is your friend, and yes there are some VERY bad people out there. I'm much less likely to be mugged/attacked in my car than I am on public transportation.
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Actually I've never been on the bus, so that thought never crossed my mind. I got a car when I turned 16, and I've had on ever since. Before that my parents always drove me where I needed to go. Spoiled maybe, but I was not allowed to ride the bus. I think I got the car, I had to pay my parents back for it, so my parents wouldn't have to drive me to and from school, work, drill team anymore.
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I think a lot of what's going on here is a clash of prior knowledge. Your prior knowledge and mine is very different. You do not understand my resistance to public transportation because you have not had the same upbringing and experiences I've had.
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A person can't just wipe out a lifetime of experiences to make someone else happy.
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The fear is based on the knowledge I have been a crime victim
So, in a nutshell:

You were by a smelly person on a train, who wasn't homeless, wasn't scary and he wasn't an issue, but he wasn't your friend.

You've drove since you were 16 in a private vehicle, and have never rode a bus.

You have some sort of "prior knowledge" because you were a crime victim of some sort.

So you have a lifetime of experience riding in your private vehicle and were a crime victim so that makes a smelly person on the train unsafe and public transportation as a whole unsafe.

Makes perfect sense to me...
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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Coconut?
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Newport News Virginia
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Coconut?
I laughed out loud at that picture!

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Old 11-14-2012, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, VA
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Yep used it from Newtown to go to the mall last weekend. Seemed like its easy for anyone to get on without paying -
This is what I thought when I first started riding regularly several months ago. The first couple weeks I rode, I saw one cop ask one passenger to show his ticket. Since then, however, there have been times when I have been asked to show my ticket both on the way to work and on the way home the same day, sometimes cops are checking all passengers two or three times a week. You might get away with riding free a time or two, but if you make a regular habit of it, it will end up costing you. I have heard that it is a $500.00 ticket for riding without paying. I use it daily as well as connecting with other bus lines, so the $50.00/per 30 day pass is great deal for me. Not worth risking $500.00 I can't afford for a free ride or two.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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Typical HR xenophobia.
Typical of Va BEACH or sheltered suburbanites...please dont confuse the two.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Typical of Va BEACH or sheltered suburbanites...please dont confuse the two.
No confusion at all. Virginia Beach does have sheltered suburbanites, depending on whether or not you consider Virginia Beach to be a real city culturally.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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No confusion at all. Virginia Beach does have sheltered suburbanites, depending on whether or not you consider Virginia Beach to be a real city culturally.
I know you werent confusing the two. And NO I do not consider Va. Beach to be a "true" city...it is an overgrown suburb that is a city by title. Va Beach was never designed to have an urban core. By west coast standards of sprawl/population equating to urbanism, Va Beach would be a city.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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No confusion at all. Virginia Beach does have sheltered suburbanites, depending on whether or not you consider Virginia Beach to be a real city culturally.
Also the reason for my intial post was in response to the phrase "HR xenophobia"...as I dont feel that that phrase wrings true amongst alot of the large Black populations in this area.
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