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#162265 - 01/10/09 05:53 AM Re: Work-to-home bug out, not a drill but not a da [Re: Desperado]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
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Loc: Muskoka
Originally Posted By: Desperado
I grew up in a small town with a kid who's car could only turn left.


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#162300 - 01/10/09 05:12 PM Re: Work-to-home bug out, not a drill but not a da [Re: Todd W]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Eh, you spoke your mind.

As for the why I had to drive carefully, I've been propping my elbow on the window since I started driving. Add to it that while it is a good size car, I'm also a good size guy. Ending up in on comming traffic, out of your vehicle, NOT a good thing. *laughs* It was close enough to keep the buzzer from sounding constantly, but that was it, if I'd had a brain fart and leaned against it it probably would have opened.

I wouldn't call what I was doing slower than average, just a lot more aware of what my elbow was doing.

As to why I'd call it a bug out, if I had to get home without the vehicle but I could still use my main route, other than the stop for chicken this is exactly what I would do. So the plan was tested under semi-live conditions (no hazmat, I can walk past the airport without going through a crash scene, and it wasn't super cold) at a time not of my choosing. It if had been of my choosing, it would have been a drill. This wasn't, but it was a low risk execution.
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#162301 - 01/10/09 05:14 PM Re: Work-to-home bug out, not a drill but not a da [Re: scafool]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
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Loc: Vermont
We don't really have "blocks" in this "city".

I'm sure Matt would agree- Smallville, Superman's hometown, is about the same size as Burlington, Vermont's answer to the "big city". *laughs*
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#162383 - 01/11/09 04:33 AM Re: Work-to-home bug out, not a drill but not a da [Re: ironraven]
Matt26 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/05
Posts: 309
Loc: Vermont
Can't argue with small. We are the largest city in the state laugh only 35,000 full timers and about 10,000 students during the school year. Three colleges ya see. crazy My inlaws live downtown on the main route home from the bars to the dorms. It took them a year to get used to the 2am bar crawl traffic.

If any one has google earth, look up Burlington VT. You will get a perfect Idea of my home town.


Edited by Matt26 (01/11/09 04:34 AM)
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