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    Quote Originally Posted by tomtomagain View Post
    Back on the topic of Uber:

    What is a car? It's an expensive metal box that costs you a tonne of cash to buy ( or hire on a lease ), you have to fill it with fuel, tax it, insure it and maintain it and it loses value over time. Not only that but it's a pain in the ass to park and cities and governments have the car-driver in their sights as a source of more revenue AND to rub salt into the wound ... you only use it for a couple of hours a day.

    So given that. Why wouldn't you subscribe to a Car-As-A-Service??
    For the simple reason I don't want to use a car where others have poor hygiene control. You go ahead.

    Gwd could you imagine using the mota after Dimprawn? Crisps n bottle of of booze on the floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    For the simple reason I don't want to use a car where others have poor hygiene control. You go ahead.

    Gwd could you imagine using the mota after Dimprawn? Crisps n bottle of of booze on the floor.

    I could imagine that all too well. My car is rubbish-tip on wheels.

    But I'm sure you could imagine putting off purchasing a car for the first time until you were old enough to be bovvered about such things.

    Think about it this way:

    Remember the humble landline telephone? You may still even have one. I do, as a family we make about 2 calls a month on it, and receive probably two "proper calls" a week ( from parents naturally ).

    Why do I have it? Purely habbit. My sister who is 10 years younger than me has never had a landline. She's at that age where mobiles were far more affordable when she left home. My kids ( 3 daughters & a son ) will never have one. They've all got mobiles.

    My son, 11, was laughing at me when I told him how we had one phone in the house when I was his age and worse than that it was attached to the wall and you'd have to wait to use it and when you phoned your girlfriend you might have to speak to their mum ( "Why didn't you just message them?" ). He finds the whole idea of a landline preposterous. A relic from a simpler age.

    The point being, technology moves on, and what seems completely normal to us, appears outdated to each new generation.

    So you might feel that you need to own a car. But our kids won't.

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    I do use a landline too, more so than my mobile for making calls. Don't wish to radiate my head and landline quality always trumps the mobile.

    I understand your point you're making. I wonder though if younger generations are talking less and typing more. Since the internet there's even less reason to talk, which is a real shame.
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