posted on Sep, 29 2005 @ 05:38 PM
Originally posted by sardion2000
Boohoo. Welcome to the reality that most of the west has to deal with everyday.
No offense to you personally I just find it amusing that even though USA is still paying the least amount of money per liter of gasoline then just
about any western country and you guys are still complaining. Sorry but you won't get any sympathy from me until it hits $ 5+ like it is in Europe.
Agreed (somewhat), however in the States, nothing is really convenient w/o driving. When I first arrived in Houston, Texas, going from one side of
the greater metro area to the other may be as much as 70+mi(110+km) one way!
I personally commute 30+mi (48+km) one way to the office, heaven forbid a meeting across town mid day. The ‘mass/public” transportation
infrastructure is fairly non-existent in the south and everything is built around ‘highways/freeways’. The gas is cheap, but most have little
option but to burn a lot of fuel weekly.
I was reminded the other day of an old saying, “The people of the United States believe three-hundred years is a long time and Europeans believe
three hundred miles is a long distance”.