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Old 05-18-2012, 08:14 AM   #26
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:44 AM   #27
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Traveling from 33 and Victoria to Nightmarket near Home Depot is about 7km. Driving to Metrotown to pick up your friend before going might add another 10km. For 20km roundtrip, that is only $2-3 on gas. Grow up and stop counting on that tiny bit of money. Friendships worth a lot more...

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For me, I'm usually the driver. Because A) I have my own vehicle B) Full license C) I live on the other side of the city with a certain group of friends. D) some of my friends don't have a car/license. I don't mind if the destination is on the way. But if I have to go on a major detour, I find it irritating.

ie. Friends and I want to go to the Nightmarket in Richmond. My house is lets say around 33rd + Victoria, while a friend lives near Metrotown and asks for a ride there/back.

I'm usually not the type to say no to giving rides. I never do ask for gas money. But if the offer is there (which rarely happens in my case) I would take it. But I wouldn't mind receiving 5 bucks here and there. (I'm not expecting it every single ride) Insurance + gas isn't cheap.
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My friends and I usually take turns driving each other, but when I didn't drive for the past few months, I would offer to pay for food or parking etc. I don't think I can ever ask my friends for gas money, but a few bucks lets say for parking etc would be nice.
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Traveling from 33 and Victoria to Nightmarket near Home Depot is about 7km. Driving to Metrotown to pick up your friend before going might add another 10km. For 20km roundtrip, that is only $2-3 on gas. Grow up and stop counting on that tiny bit of money. Friendships worth a lot more...
Just making it clear, that was only a blind example. I don't actually live in Vancouver. My situation could be more or less based on that.

But like I said, I DON'T ask for money nor do I expect it. Yes, $2-3 doesn't seem like much but over time and repetitiveness it does tend to add up. I enjoy my friendship with my friends, they're great, but don't tell me to "grow up" when I'm the one carefully trying to manage money/time into my life where every dollar/second counts.
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Just making it clear, that was only a blind example. I don't actually live in Vancouver. My situation could be more or less based on that.

But like I said, I DON'T ask for money nor do I expect it. Yes, $2-3 doesn't seem like much but over time and repetitiveness it does tend to add up. I enjoy my friendship with my friends, they're great, but don't tell me to "grow up" when I'm the one carefully trying to manage money/time into my life where every dollar/second counts.
Just curious how old are you.
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Let's just say early 20's.
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If I have to go out of my way, I'll usually request a small snack or something if its a lengthier drive.

If I ask for a ride, I'll always offer some gas money
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For me, I'm usually the driver. Because A) I have my own vehicle B) Full license C) I live on the other side of the city with a certain group of friends. D) some of my friends don't have a car/license. I don't mind if the destination is on the way. But if I have to go on a major detour, I find it irritating.

ie. Friends and I want to go to the Nightmarket in Richmond. My house is lets say around 33rd + Victoria, while a friend lives near Metrotown and asks for a ride there/back.

I'm usually not the type to say no to giving rides. I never do ask for gas money. But if the offer is there (which rarely happens in my case) I would take it. But I wouldn't mind receiving 5 bucks here and there. (I'm not expecting it every single ride) Insurance + gas isn't cheap.
You are ranting because you have to drive 5km from Victoria+33rd to Metro?

I'd like to hear your story if your gf lives in Surrey, and having to drop her off after a day/night out.
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"Gas Money" is what we did in High School, when it was hard to save up any money with just a part time job...

If you're in your early 20s and are still cheaping out about a couple bucks you're doing something horribly wrong.

I'm 19 and I don't ask for gas money anymore. If somebody dug into their pocket to give me some change I wouldn't even want it. A beer, a pop a snack sure, but never any change.
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This is why I put "Gas money" in quotations. It doesn't strictly limit it to the form of money per se. But also, food, drink, another ride, etc etc..
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You are ranting because you have to drive 5km from Victoria+33rd to Metro?

I'd like to hear your story if your gf lives in Surrey, and having to drop her off after a day/night out.
That was just a blind example. I don't actually live in Vancouver, nor do I have a friend who lives around Metrotown.

Those are some of the obligations of a relationship. But I'm pretty sure she returns the favour.
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This is why I put "Gas money" in quotations. It doesn't strictly limit it to the form of money per se. But also, food, drink, another ride, etc etc..
The thing is, gas money can be used literally for gas money.

If you get a snack a drink or a beer, its something that doesn't put you in a better financial situation. I could care less about getting it, its more of the gesture that matters.
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Don't like being told to grow up? How about BE A MAN!

Sorry, I don't know you are living on a tight budget. I think you shouldn't be driving if you really care about those peanuts. What if your car windshield is being hit by flying rock or being hit and run while you are going out with your friends? Are you going to ask them to chip in for your insurance deductible? You said you are trying to manage money/time into your life then I suggest save your time on this type of stuff. Find a higher pay job and work a few more hours then you will have more disposable income.


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Just making it clear, that was only a blind example. I don't actually live in Vancouver. My situation could be more or less based on that.

But like I said, I DON'T ask for money nor do I expect it. Yes, $2-3 doesn't seem like much but over time and repetitiveness it does tend to add up. I enjoy my friendship with my friends, they're great, but don't tell me to "grow up" when I'm the one carefully trying to manage money/time into my life where every dollar/second counts.
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Sorry, I don't know you are living on a tight budget. I think you shouldn't be driving if you really care about those peanuts. What if your car windshield is being hit by flying rock or being hit and run while you are going out with your friends? Are you going to ask them to chip in for your insurance deductible? You said you are trying to manage money/time into your life then I suggest save your time on this type of stuff. Find a higher pay job and work a few more hours then you will have more disposable income.
What may be "peanuts" to you, may be something a bit more to others. I'm going to assume that we both come from different financial backgrounds/situations.

It's a lot easier to say "find a higher pay job" than it is to actually get one. That also takes up a lot of time. But, that's what I'm currently working on. Where I don't have to constantly be worrying about my finances, where I could find myself to live comfortable to satisfy my needs. Then, who knows? Free rides for everyone!
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What may be "peanuts" to you, may be something a bit more to others. I'm going to assume that we both come from different financial backgrounds/situations.

It's a lot easier to say "find a higher pay job" than it is to actually get one. That also takes up a lot of time. But, that's what I'm currently working on. Where I don't have to constantly be worrying about my finances, where I could find myself to live comfortable to satisfy my needs. Then, who knows? Free rides for everyone!
What kind of backround do you come from?

I come from middle class parents, who don't support me at all.

Car, insurance, gas, rent, food and entertainment are all up to me.

I pay 100% of my life at 19 and proud to say it.

What about you?
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What kind of backround do you come from?

I come from middle class parents, who don't support me at all.

Car, insurance, gas, rent, food and entertainment are all up to me.

I pay 100% of my life at 19 and proud to say it.

What about you?
I prefer not to disclose that type of information about my family and their financial background. But as soon as I turned 16, I started working to sustain all my personal expenses/lifestyle.

That's great, and you should be proud, how many of your friends your age can say the same thing? Heck, I know people in their 20's who still ask their parents for money.
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^ Im 15 and i have to pay for everything.. no one was going to pay for my personal expenses (transportation, food, entertainment) I even had to pay for fucking everything even school fees for highschool =.=
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I wish I am rich too. LOL I can tell you that I use up almost every single dollar from my salary to pay for car loan, house mortgage and other living costs.

It's hard to find a good job but did you try hard? If you are really living in a tight budget now, don't drive! That will save you lots of money!

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What may be "peanuts" to you, may be something a bit more to others. I'm going to assume that we both come from different financial backgrounds/situations.

It's a lot easier to say "find a higher pay job" than it is to actually get one. That also takes up a lot of time. But, that's what I'm currently working on. Where I don't have to constantly be worrying about my finances, where I could find myself to live comfortable to satisfy my needs. Then, who knows? Free rides for everyone!
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since im not driving right meow, when I need something that can't be done with a scooter, I'll call a buddy up tell him to come pick me up go for lunch and help me with some stuff. I'll usually buy him lunch or chip in a little extra.

Road trips is a given.
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I wish I am rich too. LOL I can tell you that I use up almost every single dollar from my salary to pay for car loan, house mortgage and other living costs.

It's hard to find a good job but did you try hard? If you are really living in a tight budget now, don't drive! That will save you lots of money!
Still in the process of achieving that higher paying job. My job is not transit accessible, and car pooling is not an option either. I can afford having a car. I do have disposable income, it's just I'm forcing myself to have a "tight budget." I have a huge chunk of my pay go towards savings/investments. I'll suffer now, so I don't have to later.
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imo splitting gas costs is only acceptable if you're all going on a road trip together. plus who the hell asks for gas money when you're driving a friend home? might as well tell them to take a cab if you're that much of a penny pincher.
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