The one reason I can think of that would validate owning a car, in my particular case – Trips to Ikea. You can’t go shop at ikea and take the bus and subway home. It’s just a bad idea. I’ve owned cars in the past though, and all the bad things that came of owning a car will always outweigh the goodness of a trip to ikea whenever I want.

It used to be groceries – I wanted a car so I could do groceries. Now I’ve got Grocery Gateway, so I don’t need to worry about that anymore.

I don’t need a car. I just need friends with a truck.

1 Comment

  • mr_hand

    September 17, 2000 at 4:34 pm

    Owning a car

    Thank you. I now have a second reason.

    I always said the only reason to own a car in Toronto is to get out of the city.

    Now I realize I was wrong, it’s not the only reason. I can add excursions to Ikea to the list.

    It’s bad, though. The drawback to having a car is the cost, and if the reason you have it is to go to Ikea, you can be guaranteed it’s going to cost you a lot more.

    I’ve never come out of that place without spending at least twice what I’d planned. Last time it was one of those nice big wooden cutting boards. I never knew I absolutely needed one until I saw them there, and then there’s no way I could leave without one.

    Punchline: I left it there, lying on the ground at the loadup area. I was so occupied loading other stuff in my car that I forgot the damned cutting board.