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There's nothing like... [Jan. 26th, 2009|08:59 am]
Silicon Rose
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...the dawning feeling of realization and horror when you walk into your garage to get in your car and go to work, just to find that your car isn't there. It's at that point you remember it's still at work.

...and you sigh.

[User Picture]From: dragonoflife
2009-01-26 05:02 pm (UTC)
Every time I drive my car in to the Metro station, I manage to freak out while walking back to it. "Aaah it's gone!" etc. -- even though it's exactly where I left it, and is usually just being hidden by a bigger car or I've completely misremembered where I parked it. The mental trauma from that unjust-towing incident a couple years ago still lingers, clearly.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2009-01-26 05:16 pm (UTC)
Not surprising. Being unexpectedly car-less is definitely traumatic enough to induce PTSD. I mean, hell, given the way our society works it's like being reduced to a pre-teen again.
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[User Picture]From: dragonoflife
2009-01-26 05:23 pm (UTC)
It's funny that I lasted for years without one. That was one of the drawbacks of being a year ahead; by the time I could drive, most of my friends had licenses and I could just bum rides with them. And then in college, I could survive on walking distances with occasional bus trips to the mall, then I got a job afterwards I could walk to...

But now, I'd be in deep trouble without my car. And it gives a sense of independance and freedom to be ABLE to go wherever I want to, even if I don't choose to.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2009-01-26 05:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I usually don't care so much, but it's at times like this I feel kinda... empty.

I've got a shining example in how to survive without a car from Lu, though, so that does temper it a bit.
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