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  • mad88minute

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    I do DoorDash type food delivery in Austin. I hang out downtown because that's where the highest density of orders and highest payouts are. I see how the homeless f**k up our cities. I'm constantly panhandled. I see people smoking meth right out on the street. I see them freaking out when totally high. I see severely mentally ill people acting out all over the place. I see homeless sleeping everywhere, right on the sidewalks. I see small tent encampments surrounded by fields of trash. I see homeless people fighting all the time, sometimes extremely violently. I see them drinking, smoking, puking and pissing. And people just walk by it all pretending not to see it, acting as if it's normal. Which I guess it's become.
    Pictures or it didn't happen.


    JK the big city has actually become the place where civilization has decayed. The big city used to show off what our civilization has accomplished......

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    studenygreg

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    I do DoorDash type food delivery in Austin. I hang out downtown because that's where the highest density of orders and highest payouts are. I see how the homeless f**k up our cities. I'm constantly panhandled. I see people smoking meth right out on the street. I see them freaking out when totally high. I see severely mentally ill people acting out all over the place. I see homeless sleeping everywhere, right on the sidewalks. I see small tent encampments surrounded by fields of trash. I see homeless people fighting all the time, sometimes extremely violently. I see them drinking, smoking, puking and pissing. And people just walk by it all pretending not to see it, acting as if it's normal. Which I guess it's become.
    Make sure you get out of the city in your down time. Go out in nature and enjoy the peacefulness. It will do wonders for your mental health.

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    Tnhawk

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    Make sure you get out of the city in your down time. Go out in nature and enjoy the peacefulness. It will do wonders for your mental health.

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    Since retirement I seldom enter cities. The less time I spend in a city the more effort I make to avoid going back in one. I prefer to drive further to a small town than enter a city.
     

    SrsTwist

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    Make sure you get out of the city in your down time. Go out in nature and enjoy the peacefulness. It will do wonders for your mental health.

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    Yeah, that's one thing I miss. There's not a lot of national forest or other open public land in the Hill Country. The public areas in and around Austin are pretty crowded. And there's an epidemic of car break-ins at the parking lots for any area where you can hike, like Mount Bonnell or Bull Creek Park. I'd much rather be living in one of the many great smaller Texas towns, but I gotta work.
     

    SrsTwist

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    Pictures or it didn't happen.


    JK the big city has actually become the place where civilization has decayed. The big city used to show off what our civilization has accomplished......

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    I occasionally see people with GoPros mounted as high quality dash cams. If I could afford to do that I could start one hell of a YouTube channel. The crazy stuff I see both on and next to the streets downtown would provide plenty of material.
     

    General Zod

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    Yeah, that's one thing I miss. There's not a lot of national forest or other open public land in the Hill Country. The public areas in and around Austin are pretty crowded. And there's an epidemic of car break-ins at the parking lots for any area where you can hike, like Mount Bonnell or Bull Creek Park. I'd much rather be living in one of the many great smaller Texas towns, but I gotta work.
    Lake Travis isn't far from Austin. Even with the lake low, the LCRA parks should still be open. There's also Pedernales Falls State Park out to the west of town near Johnson City. Beautiful countryside out there.
     

    SrsTwist

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    Lake Travis isn't far from Austin. Even with the lake low, the LCRA parks should still be open. There's also Pedernales Falls State Park out to the west of town near Johnson City. Beautiful countryside out there.
    Thanks for the tips. I've also found that just driving around in the countryside up around Georgetown is very pretty and calming.
     

    General Zod

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    Go a little further north and you'll find Salado. Nice little town to walk around in, and they even have a nice park with a creek running through it. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday. And in mid-November it'll be crowded to the gills with men in kilts and bagpipe bands. Parking is annoying, but a Scottish festival taking over an entire small hill country town is a thing to experience.
     

    2ManyGuns

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    You are very much correct about the fall of civilization in city areas. I've had two service calls in the last few months. I install wooden semi-custom doors in homes. I had a call out to a H/O (Home Owner), she could see light at the T-astragal at the front double door unit, the service superintendent for the builder, stated "door appears to be warped". While this can happen, it is not something that is likely to be. Most often, issues arise from poor framing or poor jamb installation. In this instance the H/O and service superintendent were complete morons. The H/O set the thumb bolt BEHIND the threshold instead of in the hole in the top of the where it locks into. I wanted to beat both of them for sheer stupidity! What a waste of oxygen, DNA and other organic compounds!
     

    toddnjoyce

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    Yeah, that's one thing I miss. There's not a lot of national forest or other open public land in the Hill Country...

    There’s a good reason why 94% of Texas is private land. It’s been written about numerous times here. If public land is your thing, you’re going to have to move again.
     

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