Sunday, April 16, 2006

"Get Your Fat Ass Out Of The Car & Walk 2 Blocks"

When I attended my brother's wedding in suburbuan Chicago last year, I was surprised by the lack of SIDEWALKS. Remember those? In the days before you parked your car and walked two steps from the carport into the house, you had to actually WALK outside in the fresh air and say hi to the neighbors before getting to the front door. Some of my friends didn't believe my "no sidewalk" story, but the link above proves I'm not the only person who's noticed this. Builders and city planners now assume people go from car to house or apartment with no human contact. There's no such thing as a pedestrian anymore. No wonder a huge percentage of Americans are obese and emotionally disconnected from one another. Get your fat ass out of the car and walk 2 blocks to the 7/11, for God's sake!!

1 comment:

  1. This is why I'm a city snob and would sooner move to the most dangerous part of Brooklyn than some Long Island suburbia. Almost all the developments within the past 15-20 years out on LI have no sidewalks. A real estate friend of mine once told me that houses sell more because it implies private mansions and upper-class life. Get real. All it implies is that you can't be bothered to go anywhere you can't drive.