A silly little drawback to being a non-driver (that’s actually a good thing)

shamrockIt’s St. Patrick’s Day, and I’ve been obsessing all day about having a freaking Reuben sandwich.

But alas, when you live in the ‘burbs, can’t drive a car, and don’t have the stuff to make one already in the fridge, that’s just too bad.

Sure, I could get to the store if I really, really¬†wanted one, but I have to weigh the cost and benefits. Do I want to go to the store badly enough to bug someone to take me, or spend two hours on a solo trip, for just a few things I don’t really need?

The answer usually ends up being, “Nope, not really.”

I really miss the days when I could just hop in the car and go where I please, when I please, and do what I please without some big, elaborate plan. Gone are the days of impulse-buying. I understand this is a great thing thing, practically speaking, because it’s probably saved me lots of money, but all I can think about right now is sauerkraut and rye bread, and it’s leaving little room for logic.


What do you think? How do you manage without driving? If you do drive, how do you think you’d cope with not having a license?