How did you get to high school?
I was driving with a friend and we passed her high school which was really far from where she lived. I asked her how she got there and she told me that she drove. She of course just meant in the latter years (in the early years she took the school bus). That was how most students got there. She took that for granted. Now just about nobody drove to my high school. I walked, I was across the street. Others took public transportation. I live in NYC and you can't drive till you are 17 and we have really good public transit. This made me curious. How did you (or will you) get to high school by your senior year? Was that the norm or was it unusual? Was there a class divide between those with cars and those without?
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 13 years, 8 months ago
Walked around the corner from my apartment building to the subway station and then took the G train for 6 stops and then walked around the corner to my high school. Average commute time: 20-30 minutes depending on how long the wait was for the G train. I'm pretty sure not many (if any students at all) drove to my high school by our senior year cause parking could be hellish.
Will work for anime · 13 years, 8 months ago
I could only drive if my mom had the day off from work and I drove her car.
lawrence · 13 years, 8 months ago
I rode the bus for my first three years, then drove my senior year.
Wait! The poll changed. Now it says 'in your senior year?', not just '?' So I guess I don't need multiple options.
Mamalissa! · 13 years, 8 months ago
Yep, I drove the old Buick. But I did pick up/drop off one of my younger friends every day.
Phoenix · 13 years, 8 months ago
I rode my bike to school just like the years before senior year :D
*points to missing option*
Boo on me. Serves me right for not being able to ride a bicycle.
Annika · 13 years, 8 months ago
It would depend on the day and the weather. If it wasn't raining I'd walk otherwise I'd take public transportation. I had no interest in driving until I was 18 or 19.
The Twinkie as in the Boston T? Or as in a yellow bus?
We call it The Cheese Bus.
Brian Dinsky · 13 years, 7 months ago
BUS! ALL FOUR YEARS! YEAH!!! I didn't get my license until I was 19. For shame.
Annika · 13 years, 7 months ago
If I were a rich man yayayayayayaya....
nate... · 13 years, 7 months ago
oh, I bought it myself.... wasn't given one.
That's why I worked... to get the car and then to buy beer. :D
Annika · 13 years, 7 months ago
tsk tsk tsk.
You nutty people doing bad things like drinking beer when you were teenagers. I was always a super good kid.
Jay · 13 years, 6 months ago
ahh.. the days of driving to buy beer when years underage...
I'm so old.....
Mamalissa! · 13 years, 7 months ago
How did you get to high school in your senior year?
Actually, I got to high school in my freshman year.
D/Q from Prospect Park, transfer at Atlantic Avenue for the 2/3 to Chambers Street.
Nathen · 13 years, 6 months ago
I usually walked (I only lived about a half mile away), but I drove if I had to go to work after school (I worked in a weird little bookstore/cafe thingy about 15 minutes away.)
Jack Karle · 13 years, 5 months ago
Lol, just like my Dad.....walked 5 miles...... in the snow...... up hill........ both ways!
Seriously, first a school bus, then drove a car, then a motorcycle.
Why didn't the bus take you all the way to school? I am guessing you drove to he motorcycle because you couldn't find a place to park the car by the school.
Jack Karle · 13 years, 4 months ago
When I went to high school, 9 th grade was the freshman year. Most of us didn't have a drivers license until late sophomore year (10 grade) or early junior year (11 the grade) except the farmer's kids who got to drive at 14.
Thus; for a couple of years I rode the bus. When I got my drivers license, I purchased a car for $50. A short time latter, I purchased an old motor cycle. Good weather = riding the cycle. Bad weather = driving the car. Parking was never a problem, as the HS was very rural.
The part about walking uphill in the snow was a joke.
I get to say it. The reply button is your friend.
Bender · 13 years, 4 months ago
The fact that we have to say it so much really implies that the reply button should be in a better spot, eh?
lawrence · 13 years, 4 months ago
It's not that the reply button is in a bad spot, it's that there's the entry form at the bottom of the page. If you're replying to a thread near the bottom, you'll see that and be much more likely to just enter your reply there, and then it'll end up at the top level instead of as a response to an existing thread.
There is nothing wrong with where the reply button is.
VaiVedrai · 13 years, 4 months ago
Would it be safe to say then that the reply button is a force beyond us?
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