Okay, Todd Gardiners of the world, quit fucking with me & everyone else on the interwebs, for the love of Elvis Presley's mother. This may or may not be amusing enough for a blog post, but I'm posting it anyway because I kinda liked how I looked when I got angry. The first bit here is my answer to the Quora question: "What is the average distance between stops for Metro buses in Seattle?"
guess & taking all road circumstances [that I could think of - Ed.] under consideration (except
freeway): three blocks-ish. Express buses skip several stops per route.
I'll bother noting that I at least took care to disclaim my answer as general & as a guess.
I should also have addressed all Earthlings & pointed out that I'd
be using the local Seattle vernacular/thinking/measures, being as
that the question is about Seattle. Or offered a guide to understanding
the concept of 'block' and its variations on all counts not only in
Seattle but in a robust sample of cities from around the world for
comparison. Perhaps I should have ignored the general nature of the
question and declined to reply because I do not have the time or
resources to procure a WolframAlfa style answer.
should have done any number of things, but certainly now I will hesitate
to offer my thoughts in this forum knowing that they may result in my
being lectured on thoughtlessness & lack of consideration by the
The End, although who knows, maybe he'll reply to that. If so, & it's worth an update, I'll do that.
see i have offended you. That was not my intent. Brevity runs that
risk, but is required for communication via phone-typing in the app.
apologize for having overstepped your limits for criticism and repeat
that my comments are suggestions, not requirements or critical faults
you should address.
I'm sure it is frustrating for me to repeat
my query of "how far would you guess a 'block' to be?" in response to
I appreciate and respect your apology; thank you.
are a lot of internet 'police' these days - the "Grammar Police", etc.,
and I understand why they are hammered by people when they step in
unbidden. Utterly unsolicited advice is generally unwelcome by adults.
There are lots of exceptions ("Psst, you're fly's down!", etc.), but I'd
sooner let what I perceive as a flaw or error stand, and remain on the
side of kindness, minding my own business, and the spirit of letting
things & people alone unless/until my intervention is requested,
rather than risk committing the disrespect inherent in barging in.
yes, I'm sensitive to being barged in upon. But you are who YOU are,
and I understand & realize you are well-intentioned. Who knows,
maybe others less sensitive than myself will appreciate your input; keep
doing what you feel is the right thing. Just, at least in the case of
me, please wait until I have asked for advice before you offer it. Thank