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jack4141

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 4:20:16 PM

Do change how I travel now. I don't make a special trip as going across town to pay bills. Instead I try to pay online or mail a check than going there. Also I have slow down I do about 5 or 10 miles slower than what is mark on roads. I don't use drive-thur at fast food resturants ( I don't eat much out now as I use too). I'll try to get something at home or do with out. Hey I've lost some weight since I stop shopping at fast food places.
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:45:27 PM

If you're going 5-10 mph under the speed limit, I hope you're staying out of the left lane!

Anyway, poverty is (really!) character building. So you're not going to fast food places--excellent! Take that time and money and improve your cooking skills and nutrition awareness. Much more satisfying.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:48:23 PM

I only drive when I absolutely have to.
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stlhawk
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 10:23:12 AM

Still drive like I always did.
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5p33df73ak
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:53:16 PM

I drive a lot more better and more aware of my braking, accerlation and how i use the heat and air conditioner
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giwan
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:58:42 AM

try to group my trips
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Desoto49
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:38:41 AM

Driving habits have changed. More thought goes into planning any driving vacation.
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Seekingone
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 8:50:20 AM

me
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 8:22:21 AM

If this is true, then why are you driving and waiting for an accident to happen to you and someone else. They will use your handicap against you in a law suit, thereby possibly taking everything you have. You sound like a danger to everyone else on the road.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 8:04:00 AM

Hey - nobody's perfect, but if I had that many problems going for me, I'd be giving up my keys
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stlhawk
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 1:24:26 PM

Haven't made any adjustments yet.
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 1:21:06 PM

Hope that you stop driving altogether. Can someone else drive you around?
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LeeLavergne
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:33:55 AM

combining trips
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hornet17
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:22:20 AM

I've tried to combine trips together for a long time already. I'm looking at starting to cycle into work a few days a week and also work from home at least one day a week.
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:35:24 AM

Great response Gas Buddy! No one should be on the road with such diminished vision. Glad I'm not in Alabama.
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cogas1
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:42:25 AM

Yes
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cogas1
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:42:24 AM

Yes
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tkawashima
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 4:33:53 PM

yes
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TrixieNY
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 4:13:22 PM

Call a cab Jack!
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2amy
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 3:31:39 PM

No special trips unless they are combined and down 5 miles per hour.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 2:14:08 PM

I too am sorry for your loss of vision. However, what does that have to do with grammar? Spelling perhaps. Driving on the other hand; my friend, that is scary! Wish you would truly rethink this activity.
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42mpg2013Focus
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:20:24 PM

I do a lot of coasting when coming in to town
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:17:33 PM

jack4141:

You wrote:
"1Oilman: I've lost my right eye just about two years ago from brain tumor. And don't have to good visions in my left. Sooo if might miss something sometime. I don't need telling me about my grammar not that good. Unless you walk in my shoes."

Sorry, but you're telling people that your vision has been reduced from two eyes to one eye, and adding that you "don't have to good visions" in your remaining eye as a reason for the confusing and poorly written original post, but, despite your apparently not being able to see what you write, you're telling members that you are still driving (and deliberately driving below the speed limits).

Wouldn't you think that, if you have significant problems being able to see what you're typing (as in the original post), you might have problems trying to drive a vehicle in a fast changing environment, something that's a lot more demanding than typing a message post? Regardless of the speed at which you're driving?

Sorry, but not having only one eye, and that one eye with not "to good visions" isn't a reason for the way the original post was written, but it's surely a reason you should not be telling us, in that same discussion, that you're driving on public roads.

In my opinion.

But, then, I guess it's ironic that you wrote: "I don't need telling me about my grammar not that good. Unless you walk in my shoes." Especially as the issue seems not to be "walking" in your shoes, but driving in your shoes.
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grim_farva
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:13:59 AM

I don't drive unless I really need to
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:12:24 AM

I combine trips more.
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 8:25:17 AM

combining errands into one trip
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 8:25:16 AM

combining errands into one trip
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 8:12:25 AM

no change here
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valby
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 7:42:55 AM

I drive much less at today's prices.
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enshaw
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 7:34:27 AM

I can't
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gas_phil
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 8:59:58 PM

The boss just asked "eat out or at home?" I said "home!!"
Yaaay i don't have to boot-up the vehicle today. Hmm... that also means no number/price entry today:(
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 8:25:38 PM

Sorry about your health problems, jack4141.

I pay almost all my bills on-line. Postage rates are going up again. I skip some trips, postpone others, and make sure that I combine errands in a tight sequence when I go out.

I just don't "run down to Home Depot" for a few items--it's 10 miles round trip! I work that errand in when I'm at the supermarket and where I can hit a couple of discount gas stations, etc. etc.

Ben Franklin said, "Pay heed to the small expenses. A large ship will sink with small leaks!"
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RecklessFire
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 7:30:05 PM

Is grammar dead?
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 7:12:52 PM

Sorry about your illnesses but what scares me is that you are still driving. No eye and bad vision in the other? Driving 10 mph less than the limit?

Scary.
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jack4141
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 6:28:16 PM

1Oilman: I've lost my right eye just about two years ago from brain tumor. And don't have to good visions in my left. Sooo if might miss something sometime. I don't need telling me about my grammar not that good. Unless you walk in my shoes.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 4:40:25 PM

Dude, you have terrible grammar. You are not helping the stereotype.
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