In this town if you walk or ride your bike somewhere you’re automatically labeled in one of the following ways 1) under age 16 or 2) lost your license due to DUI or 3) mentally challenged in some way that makes it impossible to get a license.
I don’t fall into any of these categories. I walk/ride for personal enjoyment, environmental reasons, exercise, etc. often I get strange looks or outright pity when I tell people “oh I walked over” they gasp in disbelief or somehow think Jared is mistreating me by not chauffeuring my ass. God forbid I do something good for the earth AND my body!!!!!
Anyway, today I did a walking tour of town - I walked to the bank, the chamber of commerce, the local lumberyard, the school where I teach Spanish, the newspaper office and the health food store. And by golly I survived without a car! Imagine that… Here in a town that’s a VAST six square miles it is actually possible to walk. Holy shat!
Seriously peeps get off your ass and walk somewhere. Nothing is more than a few steps away…