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kymom3

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another good one
« on: July 10, 2008, 10:40:29 AM »
Co-worker just related this incident:  She lives downtown and she said that a good friend of hers asked co-worker if she could park her car at co-worker's house, then co-worker could drive friend and friend's bf to downtown event.  The event will be about a mile from co-worker's house.  Friend's reasoning is that it is soooo crowded downtown and she would have to pay to park.  As co-worker told me:  if you have already bought expensive tickets to event, what is another $5 for parking!  It is NOT crowded downtown and there are several huge parking lots attached to venue.  Co-worker said No, that won't be possible!

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Re: another good one
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008, 03:29:52 PM »
Wait, was  co-worker going to the event with them as well?

Not from what I'd gathered; otherwise, that would be rude...

Or, co-worker could have said "Yes, if you'll pay for the gas I'll be using..."

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Re: another good one
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 09:34:30 AM »
Let me guess -- this is in a place where a mile is not regarded as a walkable distance?

I recently had to attend an all-day event in a city where it would have cost me 20 or so to park for the day. A friend of mine who lives about 2 miles from the city centre offered to let me park in her driveway, and I walked into town and back.
   

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Re: another good one
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2008, 02:17:24 PM »
Co-worker asked your friend to drive herself and a friend to an event near your friend's home that your friend wasn't going to herself? 

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Re: another good one
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008, 02:07:13 PM »
Sorry, I just checked back here!  Yes, friend asked co-worker for ride to event that co-worker was not planning to attend.

And yes, this is a town where walking more than a block is considered weird!  (Even with $4.00 gas)

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Re: another good one
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2008, 02:16:00 AM »
Let me guess -- this is in a place where a mile is not regarded as a walkable distance?

I'm 58 years old, I've been around, and I have yet to encounter such a place.

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Re: another good one
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2008, 07:26:09 PM »
Let me guess -- this is in a place where a mile is not regarded as a walkable distance?

I'm 58 years old, I've been around, and I have yet to encounter such a place.

I live in Southern California, and it is indeed such a place here.  It's a combination of heat, smog, often large structures (like freeways) blocking a direct path, and culture.  I commonly see people drive from one store to another in the same center.  We're talking maybe 200 feet or less.  It happens far too much to be a health issue.  I've shocked people by *gasp* walking from in front of Target, down past Petsmart and Office Depot to get to the frozen yogurt shop (I use those stores just for comparison as they're pretty common).

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Re: another good one
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2008, 02:42:32 AM »
Let me guess -- this is in a place where a mile is not regarded as a walkable distance?

I'm 58 years old, I've been around, and I have yet to encounter such a place.

I live in Southern California, and it is indeed such a place here.  It's a combination of heat, smog, often large structures (like freeways) blocking a direct path, and culture.  I commonly see people drive from one store to another in the same center.  We're talking maybe 200 feet or less.  It happens far too much to be a health issue.  I've shocked people by *gasp* walking from in front of Target, down past Petsmart and Office Depot to get to the frozen yogurt shop (I use those stores just for comparison as they're pretty common).

I also live in SoCal, and the only place I don't care to walk is the freeway.

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Re: another good one
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2008, 05:29:16 PM »
I live in So Cal and there are a lot of places I won't walk for safety reasons. I have no problem walking from one end of the shopping center to the other, however.