Taco Bell and Excelsior

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  1. Abner

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    Excelsior's tuition has become so expensive in recent years, it's almost worth working part-time at Taco Bell just to get the discount.
     
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    Throw in a discount on chalupas and I'm sold.
     
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    It depends on the academic level:

    Associates degree = Discounted tacos/burritos.

    Bachelors degree = Discounted Nachos grande.

    Masters degree = Discounted Nachos Supreme.

    And if Excelsior ever offers a Ph.D, then you will get the whole enchilada, along with Depends underwear so you can sit comfortably during commencement. :yikes:
     
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    Ay KC, como eres travieso!
     
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    If your income was from part-time work there - you'd likely have more pressing financial matters to worry about than a tuition discount. We have TB here in Canada. I ate there once - no, that's a lie. I ordered food there once -and when it came I refused it even though I'd paid. I haven't been back and that was over 20 years ago. Neither have I been to KC in that time. They make zero money from me.

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    I hadn't checked out Excelsior in awhile, so my curiosity got the better of me.

    Holy crap, you weren't kidding about the tuition! :crazy:
     
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    I'll eat at Taco Bell when I'm on the road or in a real hurry. "Seven layer burrito, fresco style, please."
     
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    I eat much better since I gave away my last car, 18 years ago. Don't go to the same awful places any more. Get more exercise too and oh my - the money I save! Thousands! Purchase, repairs, insurance, gas... Highly recommend no car. I realize it's not for everybody, though. Cars are indispensable for people with kids. But once they grow up...:smile:

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    Ouch! I bet you and the toilet are very good friends after that meal. :silly::jester:
     
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    Looks like a lot of people here have sensitive tummies.
     
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    Friend of mine has the same mentality. He had this mentality young and people laughed at him, but over the years he saved so much money that he was able to buy a house outright no mortgage, take trips around the world, eat well, and pay for his schooling whenever he wanted more. Meanwhile, those same people laughing are simply going back and forth to work to pay for the car that gets them back and forth to work, driving home to crummy apartments and living like zombies with no financial control of their lives, but to them that's "normal".
     
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    I have a dramatically better quality of life by having a car, and it's worth every cent.
     
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    I'm OK with that. To each his own. Different people - different needs. And wants. I don't need an American-made Telecaster, but I can afford one... :smile:

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    The car question depends a lot upon where you live. When I lived in Brooklyn it was possible, and often preferable, to take mass transit. As long as a Subway or Bus stop was handy you could go anywhere.

    In Syracuse I think it would be nearly impossible to live here without a car. If you live in the surburbs you can forget about it unless you order everything by mail. But even downtown there are very few grocery stores. Most are on the edges of town. It would take you hours to get to places that you can visit with only a 15 minute car ride. It's also too spread out for a proper walking culture to take hold. Even if you livei n the trendy Armory Square area (lots of restaurants and shops) there is one grocery store; a bodega.

    In New York you can pull it off because people walk there, many more businesses deliver and there is a cost (time and money) effective mass transit system. Places that don't have those three things (i.e. the culture, the available services and the infrastructure) just can't have the same experience. Being carless in Toronto, Ottawa or New York is a very different experience than being car-less in Fargo, Scranton or Syracuse.

    Though the expansion of Zipcar into Syracuse may change that in the future.
     
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    Once driverless cars are mature, provided the cost makes sense and the response time is quick enough, I will happily get rid of my car in favor of subscribing to an "Uber Driverless" service that just sends one to me whenever I need to go somewhere. (I would consider that with Uber Human if it were cheap and fast enough, but it isn't.)
     

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