I did the same thing for a cheap bike to leave at work. One night I taco'd
the front wheel and bent the fork. I found a fork that would fit from the
local free bike parts shop but couldn't find a caliper brake that would
work. So there's this piece of crap with no front brake, which on a bicycle
more or less means no brake, and someone stole it.
It's the Obama enconomy. With rampant inflation,
and stagnant wages, it's no wonder he can't
afford a car. During the Reagan years, we had
lower taxes, and the economy was moving.
His company ought to have a ride sharing board,
maybe someone else in the factory works in his
town, and can give him a ride in each day.
Christopher A. Young
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On Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:53:03 AM UTC-5, Stormin Mormon wrote:
I'm having a tough time entirely believing this story.
I can see someone doing this short term, but long term, it
sure sounds fishy to me. No co-workers that can give him
a ride? Nobody at some other nearby businesses?
Surely the whole factory must know his plight.
Curious also that there is no mention of a bicycle? You could
cover 10 miles on a bike in an hour.
I had a neighbor that did this.
He had plenty of money but was an ardent environmentalist.
He died a couple of years ago at 90 but even in his 80's was walking the
10 miles to the University of Delaware where he was an adjunct professor.
Another neighbor, a plant manager, ran 16 miles to work 3 days a week.
Guess I am not impressed.
I did a quick look at a map and the distance between Troy and Rochester
Hills is four miles. A one hour walk.
Now, even if he did walk 20 miles a day, between his job and walking
that would be 13 hours total.
The story says he only gets "a couple" hours of sleep each night.
Since the story is evidently a scam, I wonder if it's true that he's
raised money. OTOH: I imagine there are plenty of people who would
donate without first investigating.
A wealthy philanthropist here in town said that it's harder to give
money away intelligently than it is to make it in the first place.
I probably mentioned that guy here before. I'd occasionally do work for him.
His fund gives away 18 million a year and when I went to his house saw
that he still had a dial phone!
That was 20 years ago and he did finally upgrade to push button.
It stated he walks Woodward to catch the bus. Buses run up and down
Woodward continuously out to the suburbs. The Somerset bus stop is
roughly 1.5 miles from Woodward, but I believe the bus travels to that stop.
From the bus stop at Somerset to his place of employment is roughly 6.5
Therefore, depending how far he walks to get on the bus, it's a far cry
from 21 miles.
They are everywhere and very gullible. Look who's elected into office.
He should ride a bike. I have a car and I was doing 10 miles to go to my job
and 10 to come back. He could also add a small motor if he is too lazy. If he
can not afford a car, he can not afford the insurance, immatriculation, the
gas, the reparation, etc. He should continue to walk, he will be slimer than
Speaking of cars...
During my entire working career I always had a company car or truck
which I could use personally. Until I retired, the sum total I had spent
on used cars...my entire life...was about $1000
About a year before I retired, I figured I better get a decent one...
so spent $8000 on a good used car...that was a real awakening!
When I looked for cars there were plenty to be found under $1500.
Though they were in decent enough condition they were all gas hogs.
The car I have now was just filled for $16 or so and since I don't drive
that much may only have to fill up every three weeks.
One nice thing about being 65 and having no moving violations on record.
Car insurance is unbelievably cheap.
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