Namisuke wrote:Actually, you have probably as much of a chance getting hit as a pedestrian as you do in a car as there are rarely any sidewalks, roads are small, and giving the rights to pedestrians doesn't seem to exist. There are many stories of ALTs getting hit by cars when not in a car, including myself. So yeah, you're not as safe as a pedestrian as one would think if comfort is your reason for not wanting to drive...
I like to call my morning 20 minute walk to work EXTREME WALKING! I dodge gaijin traps, random animals, bicycles that may or may not be on the sidewalk doing 40kph, little old baasans of varying types (Car, bus, bike, insane), students demonstrating that speed is inverse to group size, and once you hit 6 people in a group you'd might as well assume there's no chance to pass, ohh... and I play frogger at every intersection I have to cross, lights or not
word wrote: AVNicholls wrote: Shea wrote:
I stopped coming to the forums for a while after that, but then I decided I shouldn't be upset over some people being nasty. I just wanted to let you know that there may be some people out there that don't agree with you, but it's fine, put 'no'
I'm sorry you felt I was shredding you apart, never ever go to ITIL it would crush you.
I want to say though that if you read that thread more carefully it wasn't just that you put no on your application because I was also supporting some people and my best friend came over without a license due to anxiety.
C'mon, guys. I see a lot of folks here asking questions and then getting offended/upset when they don't hear the answer they want
. Nobody's intentionally being a jerk here; someone might be more direct, more honest, less compassionate, more jocular, less polite, or more obnoxious than you'd like, but everyone's on the same team, and everyone would like nothing more than to see everyone be able to participate in the program. It would be foolish of any poster, however, to spare your feelings by not
telling you something that you need to hear. If you're asking for advice, why would you get angry when you get some that doesn't jive with your preconceived views?
Awww.. That's such a nice way to describe me word
It's all true though, if we didn't have peoples best interests at heart we likely wouldn't be posting on here. I tend to believe that knowing reality, regardless how much people try to avoid it, is desperately important, especially when going to another country. I tend to err on the side that "Feelings heal faster than broken dreams", and nothing worse than being THAT
JET who gets to Japan and spends the next year bummed out they weren't told the truth in the beginning, or worse... bails out and fly's home in shame.
And nod to AV... if you thought she was being rough NEVER
go to ITIL. You'll be crushed... destroyed... maimed... and possibly violated... and that's all just getting through the registration process.