After reading my sister's blog on great money saving ideas from immigrants and the painful process of being rejected on registering the car, I decided that we should try living without a car to see if we could do it. I figured that I could start walking with Kumquat to campus (Stephen usually rides his bike anyway), only visit friends within walking distance, and mooch a ride with my obliging landlady (with good looking posterity) to the grocery store.
I think it only lasted a day before I realized that it's a little tougher than I thought when you've got an adorable fellow not quite 11 lbs, you and he are sick, you hate the cold, and you live on a ridiculous hill. Not that this is any excuse, but let's just say I'm not going to be putting a for sale sign on the not-passing car any time soon, though I am definitely going to be walking more once this cough goes away just to spite the automobile mechanics with seeming absolute power.
My question: Do you think if more people rode their bikes there would be more or less sick days? Would there be more because people wouldn't be able to ride their bikes because they were so sick, or would that mean that people wouldn't spread around so many germs because they wouldn't be at school/work anyway?
p.s. Who are the overachievers who actually register their car on time? Sheesh.