Friday, September 25, 2015


I'm glad you appreciate what a "safe driver" I am.  Never mind the fact that I've never even had a driver's license (outside of a "temporary permit").

Still, you guys keep sending me offers for a "discount on my car insurance", stating that "careful drivers like you with a proven safety record deserve to pay less for their car insurance".

Even though I've never owned a car in my entire life.
(I know: Quite an anomaly for someone from the U.S.)


  1. Wow, I wouldn't be able to cope without a car, especially in the States!

    1. I think a car would be too much responsibility. And yet ANOTHER material item I'd have to chronically "babysit".
      Then there's insurance, car theft, too many laws---way more than I could ever emotionally handle.

      One gets used to navigating public transit.
      Speaking of which---doesn't England have better public transit than most cities in the states?

      But it does seem true: Most people I run into seem to have no problem with vehicle ownership or with knowing how to operate their motor vehicles.
      Count me out on that one---I don't begin to have either the finances nor the confidence to navigate vehicle ownership.