Thought id add to this old thread.
Bit off topic but still transport related.
After years of skrimping and saving I've finally managed to get a car! And not just any old banger but something relatively new which should be
technically reliable due to the age and condition of the motor.
No more bus trips! I can now go in my own direction as apossed to the pre-determined route of the fridge on wheels (The heating on a bus never seems
to work when the weather is cold and is quite the opposite in the summer time) and then walking the final half a mile to desired location in the
I'm the master of my destiny! Its my way on this highway!
~I can jump behind the wheel and now drive to the local which is 500 yards away!
~ I can decide to drive around the block a few hundred times just because I can, whilst playing loud music!
~ I can now go to the drive thru because I've got a car!!!!
~ I can now honk my horn!
~ I can now overtake the bus! - Which isn't that hard because due to the various time spent on the bus I have seen many snails on crutches wriggle
their way past the flat-out warp speed, red-lining it turbo bus!
~ I can drive to town and load the boot of my car up with the unnecessary junk sold in your everyday high street shop, which usually tends to be
All of which kinda brings me on to the bad points/aspects of being a car owner....
~ I can now moan about the extortionate price of petrol and how it constantly changes (at the time of writing its £1.47 a litre in my Local
~ I now have to pay road tax. (£70 a year)
~ I can moan about pot-holes in the road.
~ I can now moan about cyclists!
~ I now owe friends and family lifts due to free loading and using them as a taxi service for the past few years.
~ I can now get speeding tickets/penalty points!!!!!
~ I have since realised that I now need glasses to drive.
~ Defrosting the car windscreen.
~ I can moan about the amount of traffic lights and how they are always RED!!!!! Especially when your in a hurry!!
~ Keeping the car clean.
~ I now have to pay a huge amount of cash for car insurance every year (currently paying monthly £121.49 after my deposit when starting my policy at
fully comp! Plus my previous no claims don't mean anything anymore because I have not had a car for such a long time!!)
~ I now have to pay for annual MOTs. (£45 in my local garage)
~ I now have to service the vehicle to keep it running. (Tyres.. some prices for certain profiles make you think your getting a tyre for a 4x4
~ I now have to deal with garages who are sometimes not 100% honest when diagnosing a possible maintenance issue.
~ Road rage.
and you can crash your car... or putting it properly, someone can crash into you.
And then you have to deal with the insurance firm who read their "here to help you" script then say your to blame for said accident without looking at
the bigger picture... tedious fun.
Maybe, as I said in an earlier post, maybe buses arnt that bad after all...
Simply Karma / Ying and Yang my friends.
edit on 19/1/13 by Esrom Escutcheon Esquire because: Edit becaues my phones predictive text thinks it knows better... but may have still
missed a few typos..