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(BBC-US)   Out of 20,000 motorists surveyed, 40% say they plan to walk more, 50% say they plan to drive less, 25% say they plan to fly less and 25% say they plan to work from home in future. Let's see how this turns out in real countries   (bbc.com) divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-05-25 10:13:36 AM  
I predict the no-drive movement in the UK will be as successful as the boycott China movement in the United States.
 
2020-05-25 10:38:59 AM  
There is a vast chasm between what people say and what they actually do.
 
2020-05-25 10:51:43 AM  

weddingsinger: There is a vast chasm between what people say and what they actually do.


Are you saying people are hypocrites?  I don't believe it for a second.
 
2020-05-25 10:56:28 AM  
As a result of this pandemic, I'm going to exercise more, eat more healthy foods, drink less alcohol, help more around the house, be more polite to strangers, engage less in divisive politics, be a better father, give more to charity and maintain longer and more firm erections.

/Let's check what narrator says
 
2020-05-25 10:58:30 AM  

ZAZ: I predict the no-drive movement in the UK will be as successful as the boycott China movement in the United States.


You can drive alone or you can ride in a trainfull of potentially infected individuals.  Your choice.

/in the US the choice typically involves air travel
//which uses roughly the same fuel for cars and planes
///but trades time for breathing the same air as the entire passenger cabin
 
2020-05-25 11:01:31 AM  
I give it a month tops.
 
2020-05-25 11:03:22 AM  

Jeebus Saves: weddingsinger: There is a vast chasm between what people say and what they actually do.

Are you saying people are hypocrites?  I don't believe it for a second.


They don't have to be hypocrites, they could just have no idea what the execution of a nice-sounding idea would actually involve. More "ignorance is bliss."
 
2020-05-25 11:15:50 AM  
So 140% of people are full of shiat. Sounds about right.
 
2020-05-25 11:17:47 AM  
I plan to cave to despair and drink more. I do hope that will benefit the environment.
 
2020-05-25 11:38:24 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: You can drive alone or you can ride in a train busfull of potentially infected individuals.  Your choice.


Let's not get crazy and think Southern will get competent...
 
2020-05-25 11:39:25 AM  
I've bought gas once since February. My company said to work from home indefinitely.  Maybe September.  My driving is down 90%.
 
2020-05-25 11:43:51 AM  

weddingsinger: There is a vast chasm between what people say and what they actually do.


In this real country, I have two remote jobs right now. One full time with benefits.
 
2020-05-25 11:44:04 AM  

jjorsett: So 140% of people are full of shiat. Sounds about right.


I don't know that number seems low..,.....
 
2020-05-25 11:51:32 AM  
I'm gonna walk more, I"m gonna stop driving around so much, I"m gonna exercise more, not use so much, stop eating out so much, stop buying so much trash.......

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Two months later: Why would I do anything like that? I'm not boring.

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2020-05-25 11:53:22 AM  

Compact Travel Size: They don't have to be hypocrites, they could just have no idea what the execution of a nice-sounding idea would actually involve. More "ignorance is bliss."


Who needs thought when you have advertising? It has all the answers.

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2020-05-25 12:00:54 PM  

cryinoutloud: Compact Travel Size: They don't have to be hypocrites, they could just have no idea what the execution of a nice-sounding idea would actually involve. More "ignorance is bliss."

Who needs thought when you have advertising? It has all the answers.

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I don't think you can find a time or a wider context where leisure was spent on consumption-less general reflexion.

The ones that approach it were mostly in service to a parallel power structure (religion) or were co-opted by the state itself -- state holidays.
 
2020-05-25 12:25:53 PM  

IlGreven: yet_another_wumpus: You can drive alone or you can ride in a train busfull of potentially infected individuals.  Your choice.

Let's not get crazy and think Southern will get competent...


For a lot of the bus riders it isn't a choice.  They might not have cars or somebody else needs them to get to work.  Airline patrons typically have more options.

/had a coworker that had to get out of Dodge (via bus) before everything shut down
//went from MD to NC (stopped and visited) and then onto NM
///apparently made it fine (and covid-free), but right before MD shut down
 
2020-05-25 1:12:59 PM  

Jeebus Saves: weddingsinger: There is a vast chasm between what people say and what they actually do.

Are you saying people are hypocrites?  I don't believe it for a second.


In spite of everything, I continue to believe that people are good at heart - and will keep their promises. - Helen Earherdt
 
2020-05-25 3:20:39 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I've bought gas once since February. My company said to work from home indefinitely.  Maybe September.  My driving is down 90%.


The oil companies are shiatting nickels over this.  Watch for them sponsoring "studies " that show people are more productive in the office.
 
2020-05-25 6:02:15 PM  
Might as  well throw in eat less and exercise more if we are going for the home run.
 
2020-05-26 11:42:48 AM  

stevenvictx: Might as  well throw in eat less and exercise more if we are going for the home run.



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