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|Subject: Re: Are Americans saving too much for retirement||Date: 2/18/2007 7:10 PM|
|Author: LtUhura||Number: 2347 of 49614|
Could you imagine living without a car?
In the United States? You've got to be joking.
For most people that is just not possible.
I'm not physically able to walk all the way into town and then drag groceries home on my back.
I live in an urban area. Except for commuting to work 4 miles each way and buying groceries, I don't use my car. Everything else I need can be reached on foot. My 6-year-old vehicle has fewer than 30K miles on it. When I lived in Boston I didn't have a car at all. I got groceries home in one of those old lady two-wheel shopping carts or in a backpack. Granted, I shopped every other day, but I was able to do without a car. Every Friday I went to the Haymarket, where they have an insane farmer's market for fresh produce from Friday to Sunday. Getting all that produce home on the T was a pain, but it was doable.
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