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Offline yippee1999

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entitled car-owners
« on: January 18, 2019, 10:13:03 PM »



I'm always amazed at how attached so many NYCers are to their cars.  They'll say they 'need' a car for this and that...coming up with a litany of explanations as to why they can't do without a car.  Often they'll say they have a car out of goodness for someone else, i.e., for their kids or their elderly parents.  But...somehow, many folks with kids...many elderly...get along just fine without owning a private 2-ton street-hogging, gas-guzzling car, not to mention an SUV!


SUVs are like a virus...everyone now having one for 'safety' or 'so they can see over the other cars'.  So what's next?...everyone is gonna start buying low-end priced Hummers for safety...because everyone else has a Hummer, so now I need one?


Back in the day entire families managed with a single car.  Now everyone must have 'their own' car, and typically an SUV.  People grab the car keys to go 4 blocks to McDonalds for their Big Mac. 


I heard someone make a very interesting observation recently, about the strong car culture we have in the US.  They said that, can you imagine private citizens demanding that the city allocate public space to them to keep a private possession?  In other words, cars are private possessions, and yet drivers demand street parking.  Take away a lane for them, for health-friendly, enviro-friendly bikes, and they get all up in arms.  It's sorta like how gun-nuts get when we say we simply want gun control.  "Oh, no, you're not gonna take away OUR parking spots....you're not gonna take away a car lane from us for those 'bike people'!!"


Today it so happened I was out and about in Astoria, and right around the time when school was getting out.  I was walking down ...I think it was 38th Street....towards 21st Avenue.  I saw lots of schoolkids walking down the street, but what also struck me was.... there was an entire ROW of DOUBLE-PARKED cars down the entire length of 38th Street.


As I got to 21st Ave, same thing.... it was utter chaos....cars double parked on this block and that... all to pick up their spoiled lazy kids.  I'd be willing to bet that for a number of these kids, they live within a ten-block radius, yet here are the parents, chauffering them.  There are other kids that surely live further away, and who are getting picked up.  But then, I see plenty of other kids waiting for MTA buses to get home.  Why can't these other kids do the same?


Sheesh.  Talk about lazy, entitled, self-centered people.  Nowadays, parents baby the kids.  And the parents think nothing of causing major traffic jams to pick up their precious little darlings.  If we don't like them double-parking....pulling out into traffic....blocking bike lanes.... tough luck!   F U!  Mind your own business!  Right???


My word... people are just so self-centered nowadays.

Offline therebels

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Re: entitled car-owners
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 10:34:34 PM »
My word... people are just so self-centered nowadays.


You don't say  :rolleyes:

Offline Frappeguy

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Re: entitled car-owners
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 01:26:44 PM »
Hey yippee....I don't visit this site much anymore. It's probably been a year or so. I'm actually constipated on the bowl right now and was super bored so I decided to take a gander on the site. It seems like there may be 3 active members left.

I was not surprised at all to see you complaining once again about Astoria residents and their cars. Glad to find you are at least now concentrating on a specific type of car (i.e. the SUV). It was hilarious to see that a few threads down from this very thread, there you were again with a stupid 'open letter' post to people that drive.

Why are you so obsessed? Do you really think that people that pay 3k in monthly rent or drop a million on a delapitated home really give a s___ about your concerns about their driving habits and their large SUV's? If they want to pick up their kids from school or take a drive and get a coffee who the f___ are you to comment?

Are you that bored? Why don't you go volunteer and keep yourself busy. Maybe go direct traffic. Help the cause.

I have to go now. Thanks for keeping me busy.

Offline mm

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Re: entitled car-owners
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 11:27:16 AM »
Previous poster represents pretty much the root of most of what's wrong with this planet.

Only wish you'd posted with your real name.


 

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