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BobMackey718 t1_jb7g6yn wrote

Reply to comment by Beboparedpanda in Bus fare by Beboparedpanda

Ok thanks, it’s time to get a car I guess.


kppeterc15 t1_jb9t99d wrote

if you can't afford a full-price bus pass I have bad news about owning a car


BobMackey718 t1_jba969j wrote

I never said I can’t afford a bus pass, I’ve just been slacking on getting a car because the bus is free, once I have to start paying I might as well get a car and put that money towards gas instead of giving it to the city/state.


ruiner9 t1_jbak15n wrote

Wait till you hear about sales/ property/ gas taxes


BobMackey718 t1_jbal5i0 wrote

I’m 40 and I’ve owned a car in CT before, I’m well aware thank you. Got any other suggestions on obvious things that I probably know?


ruiner9 t1_jbald0x wrote

Hmm... the arrow next to the gas pump icon on the dashboard points to the side of the car that the gas inlet is on?


kppeterc15 t1_jbbbwld wrote

why give money to the state when you could give it to oil companies instead?


BobMackey718 t1_jbbkmex wrote

It’s more about what I get for the money, if I’m gonna have to spend it I’d rather spend it on getting to and from work in comfort than on the bus. The bus is fine for free but that’s about it, I’m not gonna pay for a barely functioning transit system.


MattFantastic t1_jbfjkre wrote

This attitude is exactly why we don’t have better and cheaper public transit. I’ll take whatever I can for free but refuse to contribute to any sort of common good if it isn’t an obvious immediate direct benefit…


BobMackey718 t1_jbfnfqv wrote

Yeah it’s my fault the buses suck, I pay for the metro north so I’m basically keeping that line afloat all by myself by your logic. Listen the system is broken and no amount of attitude is gonna fix it at this point. I’m amazed that things have hung on as long as they have, we’re going to be living in mad max territory real soon. Either that or a fascist dystopia, or some fucked up combination of the two.


green_lemonade t1_jb7mj0n wrote

Because the cost or because the buses wont run close to schedule anymore?