No Car Yet

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I’m no one’s idea of a car buff. I can’t tell one model from another. I’ve never bought a record with a song about cars on it, despite having grown up in the 1950s.

But my car’s still in the shop today, and that has begun to make me antsy. A car is something you use in everyday life and it feels kind of creepy when you haven’t got one. You can’t go anywhere unless someone else takes you. It makes a dent in your independence.

All right, if you listen to NPR and virtue-signal by pedaling your bike to Whole Foods, bully for you–where do we put the statue? But for the rest of us–well, the car played a huge role in the creation of the middle class, and we’re not ready to sacrifice it to your Green New Deal. So go AOC yourselves.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

5 responses to “No Car Yet

  • Elijah Holston

    Bikes aren’t such a bad means of transportation. I don’t have my license yet, so if I need to get somewhere, and nobody can take, I’ll ride my bike. Of course this only works if my destination is within a few miles of our house.

    • leeduigon

      Or if it’s not raining, or freezing cold, and you don’t have a week’s worth of groceries to transport. After all, I have a bike, too. But taking it out onto Route 1 or the Parkway would be suicidal. For that you need a car… if you can’t get a tank.

      • Elijah Holston

        I love riding my bike in the rain! 🙂 But, yes… it would be suicidal in some circumstances. And the baskets that are attached to the back of my bike can’t fit a week’s worth of groceries.

  • marblenecltr

    If the NWO control freaks have their way, fossil fuel autos will be phased out and we will be driving relics as in Cuba.

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    You can call Uber or Lyft for a ride, but be sure to ask them if they know your name first.

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