Way back in another lifetime I lived on Harriman Lane in Redondo Beach, CA. I had a buddy you lived near by who worked at the same office as me. Our office was in Carson, CA, right off the 405. For you geographically challenged, that's a pretty good haul.
The whole time he and I worked in that office, he rode a 10 speed to work. Granted, weather is great 9-10 months out of the year. But those couple of months where it was kind of cold and raining, he was still out there riding.
I remember having a job once, WAY BACK, where I didn't have a car. It wasn't that it was broken down. I didn't have one. I would get up really early and hitchhike the 8 miles to work and then thumb home at night. Granted, this was in a time when people still picked up hitchhikers, but I found a way to get to work. I didn't sit at home and wait for the state to furnish me a ride. These programs are enslaving poor people to the state, not helping them.
I understand what you're saying, but is that realistically an option in Boston--maybe for part of the year?
BYW--I don't know when you were in L.A. last, but the weather is great 12 months out of the year. :D:D
75 degrees year-round. The only other place on earth has our climate is southern Italy.
Moral to the story; if you want to work bad enough, you can find a way to go to work. I don't care if you are car-less and live in Boston or BFE. Where there is a will there is a way. I bet if there is a free rap concert with Snoop Dog and M&M 5 miles away, those welfare recipients can get there by hook or crook.
December, maybe January, probably not at late as February you get your cold drizzle.
I grew up in New Orleans where it rains everyday at 2PM. I moved to South Bay the end of June 1980. It hadn't rained in a few days at that point. It didn't rain for 188 days. I almost went insane from the climate shock. L.A. had some horrible smog during this time. I got my house in Redondo in 82 I think. I never saw a stretch like that 188 in 1980 but the Beach Boys are right. I left around the end of 83/start of 84. Just wasn't for me.
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