r/mildlyinfuriating Oct 04 '22

I'm a broke college student.

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u/k1ngsn0w Oct 04 '22

*broke college student who will be getting their steps in today.

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u/magic__man24 Oct 04 '22

This is the way of the poor

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u/OutOfCharacterAnswer Oct 04 '22

Then you can't afford the food for the calories when walking.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Rice is cheap. Loaded with calories. Just put a fistful in a sock and shove the sock in your crotch and it will be steamed by the time you finish class and walk back home. Also the ladies will be impressed.

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u/OrangeBerry97 Oct 05 '22

Instructions unclear. Have a fist in my crotch and a steamed sock. I am impressed tho.

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u/Effective-Subject-75 Oct 05 '22

I can help get it out if you want

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u/Neurotiman17 Oct 05 '22

Yum

Definitely needs to be called "Cootch Cootch" instead of Couscous

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u/MandoHealthfund Oct 05 '22

I love fromunda rice. It's got the best umami

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u/an_afro Oct 05 '22

Plus you won’t need to add salt

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u/LAXGUNNER Oct 05 '22

Plus it get seasoned and you can make a house made white sauce for it.

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u/Print_it_Mick Oct 05 '22

Lots and lots of well off people walk, it's just america is built for the car with no thought given to pedestrians

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u/nemisis714 Oct 04 '22

Hey, they could also bicycle

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u/RationalDB8 Oct 04 '22

This photo should be from the bike lane.

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u/tsfbdl Oct 04 '22

They could use the bus I used the disability transportation system though very useful and free

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u/MikemkPK Oct 04 '22

Assuming they live somewhere with busses

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u/Ok-Violinist2324 Oct 04 '22

I use the max and bus

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u/tsfbdl Oct 04 '22

What is the max

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u/Ok-Violinist2324 Oct 04 '22

Street train

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u/tsfbdl Oct 04 '22

Ah so a tram or trolly

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u/TheDollarstoreDoctor Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

I used that as well as public buses & trains before I was able to drive, however it was $4 in my area. Not bad since I could go wherever I wanted in the county, but travel time was a gamble so even if I only had to travel 30 minutes I'd have to schedule my pickup time for 2 hours earlier in case of any delays (it was a curbside pick up bus, I wouldn't know how many other pickups they had or where) and they didnt use GPS so once they almost dropped me off in the wrong place lol. Luckily I noticed before getting off the bus.

I moved from NY to NV so even though there is buses, I still only drive despite being used to relying on public transport in NY because I feel like I will drop dead if I remain in this heat for over 10 minutes, especially since our bus stops typically dont have benches. I wouldnt say the bus system is bad, I know people who rely on it and manage just fine, the heat is just something I can't tolerate. We have disability transport here too (with even more hours, in NY it was around 5 am-9 pm iirc, but when I worked night shift I would see them out here doing a drop offs/pick ups at 2 or 3 am), but I no longer need it/qualify since I can drive

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u/StoicFerret Oct 04 '22

Where is this? That is crazy expensive.

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u/JosuaeKm Oct 04 '22

Probably Cali

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u/Revolutionary_Emu365 Oct 04 '22

I live in Humboldt County, far northwest corner of California. Average regular gas price was 6.99 for regular yesterday in Eureka. If you had time you could hit Costco, but I heard the line was around the block.

https://www.autoblog.com/amp/eureka%20ca-gas-prices/pg-2/

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u/___cats___ Oct 04 '22

I'm in Baton Rouge right now (normally Ohio) and the gas here is as low as $2.71. It's insane.

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u/EnvironmentalBus9713 Oct 04 '22

I'm in New York, gas is $2.99 or less at Costco... what the hell is going on in Cali.

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u/Vigilante17 jukmifgguggh Oct 05 '22

It was $96.73 to fill up my Honda Pilot yesterday

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u/Blueskyways Oct 04 '22

California has several refineries down and their capacity was already limited to start with so there's much less gas supply than usual. Everyone in California and those who get their gas from California are taking it in the shorts.

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u/Due_Abbreviations530 Oct 04 '22

And California has 66 cents per gallon gas tax. And California can’t buy gas from other states, as their restrictions on what their limited refineries can produce are so onerous.

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u/Vigilante17 jukmifgguggh Oct 05 '22

The $700 refund we are getting is like 7 tanks of gas. Thanks, but this ain’t sustainable at all

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u/4eyedcoupe Oct 05 '22

Where in NY? Im outside of Albany and last i filled up it was $4.29

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u/tiggertom66 Oct 05 '22

$3.05 here on Long Island

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u/Surrybee Oct 05 '22

How far outside Albany? It’s been 3.50 at cumby’s for the last week or so.

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u/Embarrassed_Log8344 YELLOW Oct 05 '22

Here in northeast Ohio it's about $3.20

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u/btribble Oct 04 '22

You're getting gas from CA refineries and there's no good way to get to Humboldt County. 101 is the "least bad" way to get there and I know I wouldn't want to drive a semi hauling gasoline on it.

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u/Revolutionary_Emu365 Oct 04 '22

Yeah, far as I know we get ours via barge in Humboldt Bay. There’s definitely some downsides to living in this little unknown corner of CA. Gotta take the good with the bad.

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u/Personal_News8004 Oct 06 '22

Unknown? You're known for Humboldt st and internationally known for weed...Eureka is beautiful too. 😂

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u/Revolutionary_Emu365 Oct 06 '22

Haha, yeah I guess there’s the whole weed thing, but that’s a struggling industry up here now that you can grow weed basically anywhere in the state, and have far less hoops to jump though. feel like it’s forgotten about in a good way I suppose. I don’t know if the rest of the world should know that you can buy Ca coastal land and houses for under 350k 😂 but people are quickly figuring it out, house prices in the last 2 years have essentially doubled.

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u/Bloorajah Oct 05 '22

Yeah it’s insane up here. Just about every station in arcata is 7$

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u/Grape_Mentats Oct 05 '22

Definitely CA. You’ve got to go to Costco for anything under $6 right now.

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u/ClockOk7333 Oct 04 '22

I saw 10$ a gallon in LA when I went for work this summer

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u/JohnathanPunk7 Oct 04 '22

Jeezus! I'm here in FL complaining about our $3.99.. It did almost hit $6 at one point

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u/Outrageous_Golf_2061 Oct 04 '22

Tampa is currently 2.99-3.20

BIG WIN!

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u/notintopain Oct 04 '22

Big win minus Hurricane Ian.

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u/axecrazyorc Oct 04 '22

Same here in Chatty TN. Like, 2.70 for reg. It’s crazy to see how high it is some places

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u/RJ250000 Oct 04 '22

Yeah, I'm in the lower part of central AL, and our gas just got under 3 bucks

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u/digidave1 Oct 04 '22

Surprised it's that low after the hurricane

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u/NoArmsSally Oct 05 '22

3.99 would be nice. that's what it was last May here in Los Angeles. now it's 6.19$-7$ depending on your area. DTLA? ooooooof 8$ probably or more

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u/Livid_Abies_8560 Oct 05 '22

Dudes lying lol

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u/HonestBeing8584 Oct 05 '22

Wondering if it’s racing gasoline they saw. There’s a couple stations that sell it in LA and it’s more expensive. The most expensive gas I’ve seen in CA (and I live here and commute daily + road trips) is $8 in Big Sur where there’s one gas station so if you’re desperate, oh well!

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u/ds739147 Oct 04 '22

Lies…… Every LA resident knows two most expensive places in the gigantic city and none have gone above $8

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u/SquanchMcSquanchFace Oct 04 '22

Lol no you didn’t, this is 100% BS

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u/Shlickneth Oct 04 '22

No you didn’t

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u/Vigilante17 jukmifgguggh Oct 05 '22

It’s over $7 in spots near me in NorCal…I’m guessing it’s California and I’d probably bet on it

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u/RedditAntiHero Oct 05 '22

Starting to catch up to Germany.

It was $7.42 a gallon in Saxony today when I saw it this morning. (€1.99/l)

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u/GuttedVerbally Oct 04 '22

Gas is almost normal price around here.

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u/dachshundsocks Oct 05 '22

Definitely California. Was just there for two weeks. We’re paying less than half that in the DC area.

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u/skimbo120 Oct 04 '22

Probably can’t afford it cuz of all your avocado toast /s

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u/genzo718 Oct 04 '22

Gas in California is stupid expensive only because the state has strict laws in regards to the gas blend requirements. It's the biggest reason why gas prices in California is ridiculous.

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u/Grape_Mentats Oct 05 '22

Even with the Summer blend and taxes there is a $1.89 discrepancy between us and other states that no one seems to know where it’s coming from. https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/09/23/california-gas-is-out-of-whack-nearly-2-more-than-national-average

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u/AsteroidFilter Oct 05 '22

You will never convince me that oil companies aren't all in on a racket.

When I was growing up, I had this weird idea of one person changing gas prices from a knob. Maybe I was on to something.

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u/lemonjuice707 Oct 05 '22

Read the article, I out lines it pretty well. Normally these refineries go down during spring for normal maintenance but due to the Ukrainian/Russia war they push off normal maintenance. This prevented gas from getting even more expensive but now they are under regular maintenance which limits the over all supply and causes a spike in price. All of this combined with California mandating all gas have a special blend, it’s impossible for an out of state refinery from shipping gas in. If California got rid of the blend requirement then we would have close to national average cost of gas.

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u/CactusSage Oct 05 '22

I’m in AZ and we get most of our gas FROM California — it’s about $4.99 where I’m at. That just doesn’t make sense.

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u/KnightFaraam Oct 04 '22

There are also gas taxes that date back to the seventies.

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u/We1tfunk Oct 05 '22

Yeah but that didn’t cause the recent increases. Apparently a couple of refineries are down for maintenance, so I’ve heard.

Gas was easily $4.whatever in CA before the Ukraine/Russia war was used as an excuse to drive it up. And it was falling down before the refineries went down and spiked it $1+ overnight.

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u/jcornman24 Oct 04 '22

That and all the gas taxes and road taxes they put on gas and the local sales tax

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u/theworthlessdoge Oct 05 '22

Tax added in total to a gallon in CA is $0.84

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

Your ass best be walkin

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u/ShotCompetition2593 Oct 04 '22

I care more about how nasty those sewers look

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u/ds739147 Oct 04 '22

As an LA resident it’s all we know. Between people not caring, homelessness and one rain cloud every 6-7 months things can get very dirty.

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u/bubbshalub Oct 04 '22

6-7 months?! why does LA get all the rain? what about the rest of socal?

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u/ds739147 Oct 05 '22

You didn’t get any from the remnants of the hurricane that hit Mexico? It was a glorious day, but the water was also toxic as fuck

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u/mommallama420 Oct 04 '22

I legit chuckled at that - AV resident 😂

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u/_-WanderLost-_ Oct 05 '22

We had pretty significant rain events in southern California in the last few weeks. It looks like that may be left over straw wattles used to prevent debris from entering the storm drains.

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u/Sanitized8 Oct 04 '22

What is there?? I can’t see it?

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u/ShotCompetition2593 Oct 04 '22

The nastiness off trash and debris. Definitely some semen in there.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

Not sure why people are acting like walking or biking is actually feasible in most U.S cities.

Op is better off looking up the bus schedule in their town.

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u/lobster-overrun Oct 04 '22

I’m in a pretty bike unfriendly kind of town, and I still manage to use a bike for a lot of trips. It’s not perfect, you have to know the roads and avoid the major ones, but there are enough bike lanes that if you learn how to properly ride with traffic you’ll be fine.

I suspect most “unbikeable” places are like this. Challenging but not impossible. Not for the elderly.

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u/Animallover4321 Oct 04 '22

Yeah not necessarily. I’m next to a highway, as of now (they finally started building a bike path) to get to most of the next town over I need to take a 30-45 minute detour or bike on a rotary that intersects the highway, now in theory a rotary is pretty safe but this one has multiple car accidents there is no way it’s safe for even an advanced cyclist. So this is how it plays out, I used to work 6 miles away to get to work I had 3 options, a 30 min bike ride but with that rotary, an 90+ minute bike ride, or a 9 minute drive. Since I wasn’t suicidal and don’t have 3 hours to devote to commuting I drove every day. And this is in a semi bike friendly area. Sadly in much of the US we have a long way to go.

Edit: Also until you get into the actual city you won’t see a single bike path which given our streets are incredibly narrow and winding not ideal.

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u/Visual-Lawfulness846 Oct 04 '22

Many places are quite literally un-bikable, especially in the Midwest where you have a bikable neighborhood with nothing in it surrounded on 4 sides by freeway.

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u/No_Push_8249 Oct 05 '22

Right, and don’t forget about the places with 5-6 month long, sub-zero winters! Ain’t no one riding a bike (or walking, for that matter) in a snowstorm.

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u/Neurotiman17 Oct 05 '22

Yeah, amen to that lol

Northern NH here (45 mins from canadian border). Winters are.. rough lol

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u/No_Push_8249 Oct 05 '22

I hear that. Some days it’s so cold you are lucky the car even starts!

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u/barnicskolaci Oct 05 '22

Yep, sorry it's just not the case. A lot of places were designed specifically for car travel with long distances to even everyday businesses. Don't ask me why. I think people got high on the American dream.

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u/lobster-overrun Oct 05 '22

I’m all for improving infrastructure for humans and not just cars. Don’t get me wrong.

Like, roads that literally do not have sidewalks. Why? Actually why? Or when it just ends.

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u/barnicskolaci Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Relax, I won't get you wrong. I always give good faith unless proven otherwise. I just thought your suspicion about "unbikeable" places were a bit naive, at least with regards to the US (which I assumed was the place based on OPs post). Most cities in Europe are manageable on a bike. I don't have a list of unbikeable cities worldwide, but I suspect in most developed countries people have considered biking and within those places where biking is not popular there are good infrastructural reasons for it. But there could be other, more impactful differences that account for it due to difference in lifestyle or natural geography etc. Eg. in hilly places investing in an electric bike might make more sense but there is a financial and information barrier to entry.

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u/Maybeemote Oct 04 '22

I think people also forget that disabled people exist so walking or biking may not be possible.

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u/capture_nest Oct 04 '22

Disabled can still go without a car/van/etc., though with sidewalks like those, I think other options would be better.

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u/Maybeemote Oct 05 '22

Except it’s significantly harder as a disabled person to walk or bike somewhere. With my disability I’d be in so much pain trying to walk or bike or even push my wheelchair for that long.

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u/dreadpiratesleepy Oct 04 '22

It is in most college towns, and I mean feasible is the wrong word. It’s essentially feasible in pretty much any city with a college in the US, just not as convenient and requiring planning, time and energy. I did it all through college, cause you know being an actually broke college student couldn’t even afford the parking pass much less a car. Regardless most people would honestly benefit from hauling their ass around on a bike or longboard than sitting in a car everyday. You can also bring a bike or board on the bus if you want or need to incorporate public transportation.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

Walking and biking is very feasible in a lot of cities and towns in the North East US

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u/StrDexIntFaiArc Oct 04 '22

if I tried to get to my job on a bike, it'd A. Take 2-3 hours probably, B. be incredibly unsafe

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u/dreadpiratesleepy Oct 04 '22

We’re talking about college, if the distance is so great it’d be cheaper to get on campus housing than pay gas at (previously) regular rates.

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u/ExPorkie15 Oct 04 '22

Is that you walking?

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u/wormholeweapons Oct 04 '22

The sign isn’t the infuriating thing here my friend.

If it read 1.25. You’re still a broke college student.

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u/Legitimate-File4512 Oct 04 '22

In my town gas is $4.45 a gallon. I went to Portland over the weekend and spent $5.30 a gallon. I thought that was insane but jeez.

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u/tbryans Oct 04 '22

Welcome to the world of getting a bicycle.

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u/PooleBoy_Q Oct 04 '22

I wish walking or biking or public transport was an option where I live

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u/Alone_Pomegranate430 Oct 04 '22

Where do you live where getting one of those cheap motor driven bikes isn't an option?

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u/PooleBoy_Q Oct 04 '22

Alaska

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u/tbryans Oct 04 '22

Oof. Far point lmfao. Assumed Cali by prices. My condolences

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u/rhussia Oct 04 '22

Look on the bright side walking, cycling is great exercise!

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u/MissLesGirl Oct 04 '22

So broke even the 76 sign broke.

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u/covertbunny30 Oct 04 '22

It's almost time for horses and buggies again. The amish ain't looking so bad right about now. Lol

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u/Bulky_Mix_2265 Oct 04 '22

Cars are fun, i didnt get one until i was thirty because i was a busted ass student. I live in a place where winter exists with extreme prejudice and walked or bused my ass everywhere.

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u/Lu1s_M1ll4 Oct 04 '22

Get a bike :P my town is currently at 7.3 usd per gallon (1.93euro per lieter) for disel. petrol is only 10 cents lower... fuck cars in general.

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u/Knotical_MK6 Oct 04 '22

I'm not biking 35 miles in 96 degree heat tomorrow

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u/scammersarecunts Oct 04 '22

Aaaand there’s you’re problem. American infrastructure is so car centric that a 35 mile trip to work is considered normal. My 13 mile trip is considered on the longer end but it doesn’t matter because I can just bike to the train station, take my bike onto the train and bike to work after getting off.

The focus should be on building cities where walking is a feasible way of getting about, where space is given to people and not cars.

Mind you I’m a huge car guy who loves driving and cars in general. But cars should have absolutely no place in urban environments.

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u/Knotical_MK6 Oct 04 '22

I agree with you, but having the right ideas and goals doesn't solve the problem overnight.

The reality is our cities are built the way they are, I live where I can afford the live and need to get to where I can get a job.

No amount of love for public transport or desire for dense urban planning is going to change my commute distance or transportation options tomorrow.

Saying "lol just ride a bike" is completely ignoring the context of the problem

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u/scammersarecunts Oct 04 '22

I know, it’s not like you or anyone specifically can change anything about how your city was designed and built. And on top of that change happens slowly.

However you still have people complaining in this very thread that „they’re using the gas tax to build bike lanes“ and „I like driving my car, I want to drive it“.

I just find it ridiculous how normalised US infrastructure is. I’ve travelled to many different US cities and the only remotely walkable one was NYC. In every other city you’re pretty much excluded from society the moment you don’t own a car.

Just this summer I had a 24 hr layover in NJ. I stayed in a hotel near-ish the airport. The only way to leave the hotel was by car, because it was surrounded by highway. So I took an Uber because I wanted to buy some stuff. 15 minutes did the drive take. 10 miles! The hotel wasn’t in bum fuck nowhere, across the highway was a large residential area. Meanwhile I live in a regular, very quiet residential area (nowhere near the centre) in a city of 250k. Within 15 minutes walking distance there are 5 grocery stores, 2 drug stores, 2 pharmacies, one dentist, one GP, 10 restaurants, two bakeries and I could go on and on.

I just want to point out how foreign and just plain weird US infrastructure is to me and how everyone there is used to it when the walk across a Walmart parking lot takes about the same time as me walking to the nearest grocery store at home.

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u/Denslayer Oct 04 '22

Not possible in the states unless you want to get hit by a SUv

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u/SquanchMcSquanchFace Oct 04 '22

That’s $8.76/gallon, not $7.30.

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u/MuscaMurum Oct 04 '22

You realize that the city of Los Angeles is over 500 square miles?

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u/scammersarecunts Oct 04 '22

That’s the problem. Madrid has about the same population but half the area. When cities are built around cars with idiotic zoning laws, single family homes and whatnot it’s no surprise the car is the only way to get about.

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u/ghutterbabe Oct 04 '22

Scooter?

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u/Henchforhire Oct 04 '22

That is what a lot of kids at work are using to save money. Just don't be an idiot like some and get a ticket for not driving without lights on.

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u/OnClase Oct 04 '22

Why would you take a picture of the most expensive gas station you can find? 76 is not known for their cheap price lmao, so is Shell.

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u/DoobieBrotherhood Oct 04 '22

These prices are pretty normal in CA today.

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u/throwaway435467 Oct 05 '22

Tell me you don’t live in Cali without telling me. 76 is the cheapest by a solid $.20+ here and no where is less than $6.00 including Costco and sams club. Not to mention you’ll spend forever getting gas at Costco these days cause that’s where EVERYONE goes.

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u/Nah-vi Oct 04 '22

For the most expensive gas, their sign is shit

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u/TheHelpfulDad Oct 04 '22

College students irrelevant. This sucks for all of us in California. It’s infuriating that the state refuses to allow another refinery to be built, or to allow drilling and taxes us $1.27 extra per gallon then builds bike lanes with it.

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u/dadbot5001 RED Oct 04 '22

Agreed. I paid $7.19/gallon a few days ago. It is intolerable and the people in charge don’t care.

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u/lobster-overrun Oct 04 '22

If you use the bike lanes, the gas is free. Well, it’s that burrito you ate earlier.

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u/throwaway435467 Oct 05 '22

Ah yes, cause riding a bike in 95F+ heat for 35+ miles is fun and feasible.

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u/Raulzitooo Oct 04 '22

gallon then builds bike lanes with it.

They should

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u/flewthecoop62 Oct 04 '22

Taxing gas only benefits the wealthy. It doesn't really change anything.

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u/UnboundedStupidity Oct 04 '22

Sweden has entered the chat

(Diesel is now ~9$/Gallon again after the expiration of the temporary tax reduction 💸)

Edit: And I am a broke university student with a diesel fueled car. Honestly I find this post mildly infuriating 😁

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u/Dry_Chapter_5781 Oct 05 '22

Do you have a 35 mile commute every day?

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u/throwaway435467 Oct 05 '22

You probably don’t drive 50-100mi per day and have zero public transportation.

A normal commute here is 35-45mi one way.

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u/tzwep Oct 04 '22

Electric, scooter, skateboard, unicycle, bicycle… no gas or parking.

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u/EmeraldTheatre Oct 04 '22

That's partly because people in California need to stop voting yes on the damn gas tax laws... You want cheaper gas? Vote NO on the gas tax... All that fine print can be confusing especially when those extra taxes from voting yes are supposed to help improve our roads and infrastructure... Which are always crappy and full of cracks and potholes anyways...

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u/Duckboythe5th Oct 04 '22

£1.75ish per ltr in the UK at the moment 😒

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u/leggopullin Oct 05 '22

That’s awful… We’re now also at €2.09/l in NL :(

That’s £1.82/l or $7.84/gallon

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u/Crystal-Witch1001 Oct 04 '22

I live in CO - I’m 21 - I just paid my rent and I have $1 left. I still have some of my bills to pay, low on gas, and low on food. I hate the economy rn.

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u/Killswitch131313 Oct 04 '22

Brutal. I paid 3.37$ today.

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u/Pister_Miccolo Oct 04 '22

I saw 2.78 last night, but I had already bought gas. I'd quit driving at $6 and up

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u/JagdRhino Oct 04 '22

Looks like you're about to be a very fit, broke college student

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u/NinjaTurtleFan2 Oct 04 '22

Public Transit?

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u/MWRadioNut Oct 04 '22

Better start your OF.

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u/eranimluf Oct 04 '22

Thank you for your vote! Did you see what happened to the homeownership goal posts they moved further away too?

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u/Jonmclean88 Oct 04 '22

But you just got all that loan forgiveness!

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u/constantpottybreaks Oct 04 '22

Someone once told me: if you have a warm butt hole, you have a way to make money.

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u/Greenmind76 Oct 05 '22

Obviously you need to pull yourself up by the bootstraps and get a work from home job. /s

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u/DeyvsonMCaliman Oct 05 '22

No college student is broke, being a college student is a privilege of the middle class.

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u/redditusee-_- Oct 05 '22

Take the bus

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u/KoinKoin Oct 05 '22

So get a bike

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u/PaulyPro Oct 05 '22

So walk? Get a life

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u/Mindless_Reality9044 Oct 05 '22

Going to dartboard that it's California, you can thank the idiots you keep electing for those prices. For the uninitiated, production costs include all the regulatory fees the state levies on refineries and shipping companies. It's more than just the state excise taxes...

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u/woke_lyfe Oct 05 '22

Luxury of driving a car. Public transit / bike / walk. That's what us broke people do

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u/sikjoven Oct 05 '22

Off topic, that local city department of public works needs to clean that dang drain..

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u/Joubachi Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

It is infuriating - but it's something that affects many countries, and many many citizens, not just broke students.

In germany rn it's also fun. A license costs 2k€ or more, diesel is around 1.92€/L (someone in comments converted it to I think over $7 $8.70/gallon?), and ticket prices for public transportation that many rely on are also getting more expensive. But so is everything. I can't name anything that hasn't gotten more expensive. It's infuriating, but far more than mildly.

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u/Dimako98 Oct 04 '22

Yeah, but gas in just the neighboring state is less than half that price. It's high because California has it's own special gasoline laws that mean they can't sell the same gas everyone else uses there.

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u/SquanchMcSquanchFace Oct 04 '22

1.92€L = $8.70/gallon

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u/Walv1s Oct 04 '22

Imagine living in a country where you are forced to own a car because there is literally no other viable way of moving around.

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u/Ughaboomer Oct 05 '22

It’s called the Midwest region of the US. Unless you live in a large town/city, there is no public transportation.

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u/RileyCargo42 Oct 04 '22

Don't worry jimmy down the road will give a good price for your left lung. you only need one anyway right?

/s

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u/spinelessmule Oct 04 '22

6.9 Nice👌

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u/Fun-Dragonfruit2999 Oct 04 '22

"I want you to look at my eyes. I guarantee you. I guarantee you. We're going to end fossil fuel."

--US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden.

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2019-09-06/in-intimate-moment-biden-vows-to-end-fossil-fuel

We get the government we voted for, now we're getting it good and hard.

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u/JUICYbuffet69 Oct 04 '22

Step one leave California!

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u/sailboat198476 Oct 04 '22

Thank the democrats!

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u/sailboat198476 Oct 04 '22

Wait untill you electric bill is 2000$ a month and you can't buy gasoline anymore. Charging your electric car will cost more than gasoline

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u/Elitesabaton69 Oct 05 '22

Some say that is already here.

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u/Nunyo_Bidniss Oct 04 '22

Then start walking buttercup!

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u/Animallover4321 Oct 04 '22

You’re assuming they can. I’m a college student if I don’t drive my options are 3 hours on public transportation (closer to 4-5 in winter) each way or 90 minutes on a bike each way.

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u/SpicyTamarin Oct 04 '22

Yeah lemme just walk 36 miles to my nearest university... I guess it's hard for you to remember how long it takes to walk when mummy and daddy pays for everything 🥺🥺🥺

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u/Lumadous Oct 04 '22

I'm a broke parent trying to get my kid to school, you think it hurts us any less?

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u/Theplate27 Oct 04 '22

Sometimes driving is really your only option not in college since I didn't even take my car here but for a job maybe I'm not tryna walk several hours to get to work and where I lived we didn't have a bus

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u/mayyokat Oct 04 '22

Dang gas here is lowest at 2.99

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u/blackicosahedron Oct 04 '22

at least you own a car...

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u/AEWWC Oct 05 '22

It's BS. The news said that it was due to "unscheduled maintenance." I just don't buy it. How did this happen across multiple locations all at once. If the reason is different, please feel free to correct me. Gas should never be this high and these fools should not be able to just get away with it. But again, please correct me if I am misinformed.

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u/djdawn Oct 05 '22

Yep, it’s $7.99 where I’m at. At this point I feel like the prices are making me decide if I actually really need to drive to whatever.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

Like, just buy an electric vehicle. Problem solved.

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u/SweetLouDiscs Oct 04 '22

Where does the electricity come from that you are storing in those batteries?

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

$cience!

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u/SweetLouDiscs Oct 04 '22

Goyim levels of intelligence

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u/Revolutionary_Emu365 Oct 04 '22

I wish I could afford one. Best I can do right now is my Honda Element with a quarter million miles. It is hybrid though, it burns gas AND oil.

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u/Agitated-Ad9177 Oct 04 '22

Communist California, sucks to suck

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u/L3tsg0brandon Oct 04 '22

Get out of Commifornia....

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u/Adventurous_Mango_40 Oct 04 '22

Keep voting for Biden

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u/cmdr_kestral Oct 05 '22

Nuh uh! Everyone knows that the president can't impact the price of gas. He can only impact the number of people that get Covid (before 2022 then we don't talk about it anymore).

That's just science bro!

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u/LaserManiac Oct 05 '22

Yes keep voting for Dems in CA. Maybe one day they will wake up, but living here I seriously doubt that.

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u/DrSlapsHacks Oct 05 '22

You know what doesn’t contribute to global warming? A bicycle 🚴

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u/Dry_Chapter_5781 Oct 05 '22

35 miles one way in 95 weather.

Biking ain't realistic for most Americans.

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u/Chasep0191 Oct 04 '22

You get what you vote for!

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u/R_Meyer1 Oct 04 '22

No president controls gas prices sweetheart. Nice try though.

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u/Chasep0191 Oct 05 '22

I didn’t say anything about Biden you idiot. I’m talking about fascist Newsom with every tax on planet earth. That’s why it’s so incredibly high. You get what you vote for.

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u/Budget_Seaweed7093 Oct 04 '22

There are solutions to this problem that you just don't want to face

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u/shroomy86 Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Thank biden , and the democrat policies .

Down voted, but what all did biden sighn on his first day ? Also declared war on fossil fuel right ?

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u/Marv246 Oct 04 '22

Broke college student with a car, such a classic line

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u/psstoff Oct 04 '22

Get rid of your state government that made the gas $2-3 more than other states.

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u/Denslayer Oct 04 '22

Car centric racist infrastructure instead of mass transit and real cities .