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    Faster but still slow slowandsteady's Avatar
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    Actually, the more I think about it, the more I think it does.
    Nope, sorry, don't think so. My grandmother lives with me. I took her in when her neighborhood went south. I pay all the bills. I take her to her appointments.

    Perhaps I should get rid of the cars and ride a bike everywhere I need to go and grandma can hoof it. Tough luck grandma, hope you don't mind the 10 mile walk to the doctor's office in an ice storm, I am just trying to be morally superior.

    By the way, I car pool nearly every day to work. I do what I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowandsteady
    Nope, sorry, don't think so. My grandmother lives with me. I took her in when her neighborhood went south. I pay all the bills. I take her to her appointments.

    Perhaps I should get rid of the cars and ride a bike everywhere I need to go and grandma can hoof it. Tough luck grandma, hope you don't mind the 10 mile walk to the doctor's office in an ice storm, I am just trying to be morally superior.

    By the way, I car pool nearly every day to work. I do what I can.
    Sorry, you totally missed my point. Read the start of my post again. Then read the end without prejudice. I told you I sympathised with your situation, I really do. I had to take my father to hospital for chemo, and couldn't have done it without a car, so believe me, I know where you're coming from. But like I said, I believe there are people out there doing the hard stuff so people who can't, which includes me, don't have to. They should be appreciated, not patronised. My old man isn't around any more, but my kids are, and I want a better world for them. My considered opinion is that their future depends upon a lot of useless petrolium consumption being knocked on the head.
    But if I offended you in any way, then many appologies. I wish you and yours only well. I have no interest in getting into a protracted arguement. I also don't want to rake over the coals. I find these things tend to go on and on with no conclusion, just a moving to the extremes. So I'll bid you good night.
    Life's too short for a difference of opinion over semantics, my friend, and that's all it is.
    But hey, if I ever meet you on the road, then I'll stop and buy you a beer if you'll have one - but maybe we should talk about something else, though. How about steel versus alu
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    Faster but still slow slowandsteady's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotte
    Sorry, you totally missed my point. Read the start of my post again. Then read the end without prejudice. I told you I sympathised with your situation, I really do. I had to take my father to hospital for chemo, and couldn't have done it without a car, so believe me, I know where you're coming from. But like I said, I believe there are people out there doing the hard stuff so people who can't, which includes me, don't have to. They should be appreciated, not patronised. My old man isn't around any more, but my kids are, and I want a better world for them. My considered opinion is that their future depends upon a lot of useless petrolium consumption being knocked on the head.
    But if I offended you in any way, then many appologies. I wish you and yours only well. I have no interest in getting into a protracted arguement. I also don't want to rake over the coals. I find these things tend to go on and on with no conclusion, just a moving to the extremes. So I'll bid you good night.
    Life's too short for a difference of opinion over semantics, my friend, and that's all it is.
    But hey, if I ever meet you on the road, then I'll stop and buy you a beer if you'll have one - but maybe we should talk about something else, though. How about steel versus alu

    I guess it is the all or nothing mentality of so called moral superiority that ticks me off. Good to see you can see the shades of grey.
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    Glad to see no hard feelings. All the best.

    Phil

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