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On a sparsely occupied motorway in England, many, many, years ago in my much younger days I was in the fast lane, over-taking a string of cars doing about 85 - I was doing about 90, no real hurry. Zooming up behind me came a white AMG Merc in a hurry (aren't they always?), flashing his lights, honking his horn and getting upset because I was only doing 90! Having a specially built Audi Quattro (an ur-Quattro) with a "sport" engine from the rally version, I dropped down a gear and accelerated out of his way.
I got to 120 fairly quickly and found he was still less than 20ft behind me still flashing and honking. In a moment of righteous indignation, I floored it, accelerating to 135, then 145 - still behind me, although a little further back. Only when I reached 155 did he run out of oomph and fall behind, he had topped out at about 145.
Ahead I saw the road rise gently uphill with a crest ahead. I thought to myself, "If I were a police-car waiting to catch speeders, where would I hide?". I moved into the middle lane and hit the brakes a little. I crested the hill doing about 85, the AMG shot past me still doing 140+ just in time for the souped-up Jaguar police chase car on a launch ramp to start its lights and siren and charge off after him - they must be rocket assisted or something!
A couple of miles down the road I passed them, doing exactly 70. They had pulled him over, "License and registration, please sir - you won't need those anymore...". Karma!
Impatience caused most accidents back then, inattention due to texting, etc. these days.
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Gotta love Welsh roads. Friend of mine lives outside Carmarthen. We used to regularly go to an August bank holiday weekend barbecue and hooli at his field, which involved many land-rovers, off road bikes and other improvised vehicles (a range rover was converted to a quad bike once with the aid of a plasma cutter), a large bonfire and a "fairly large" sound system. The run in once over the estuary and avoiding the motorway was always fun.
Entry level employees are making roughly $30K per years, while the "median" salary is closer to $46K per year. And these folks are having to "forage for food in other people's garbage." It's a sad state of affairs when that amount of money is "not enough" to get by.
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The employees at Disneyland Paris were apparently told in no uncertain terms that referring to it as "Mouschwitz" would result in immediate termination of employment.
Apparently, they switched to "Duckau" ...
And think about it: What's the rent like within a reasonable travelling distance of Disneyland? A two-bedroom rental in London will cost you around £1250pcm - so that's around $19,000 per year just for a roof over your head. What's the taxes on $30,000? And how much does that leave you per month?
You certainly aren't going to get a good mortgage on that kind of wage, so buying is out.
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Maybe these Disney drones should have paid more attention on career day at school. Just saying...
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No wonder they don't have any money left if they have to commute across/under the channel every day
Coffee hasn't kicked in and had to read your post twice before I got you were joking.
That said, the area around Disneyland is INSANELY expensive. Last time I was out in that area prices at chain restaurants near, but not in, the park were 100%+ higher than 10-20 miles away. For example, an ice cream sundae that costs ~$4 here was nearly $12 at the same chain. No changes to the contents, the price was higher because of proximity to Disneyland.
I imagine part of it is because they CAN charge those prices, but also part of it is that they themselves have to pay the premium for renting in such a desirable location.
End of the day it's just supply and demand, don't like the prices then don't go, if enough people boycott it they will become more reasonable. Problem is, too many people are willing to pay the prices.
Problem is, too many people are willing to pay the prices
People are willing to pay the prices because they are still more reasonable than prices inside the park or at least perceived as such. I assume it has more to do with location and rent for the property itself.
The area around Disneyland is very well maintained. Sidewalks are swept multiple times a day, every surface like the edges of buildings or traffic lights that a bird could land on has those spike stripes so they are unable so they don't relieve themselves on the walkways.
It is devoid of any non-approved life and unnaturally quiet. Was there for almost a week and couldn't recall hearing a single bird. I'd go so far as to say that it feels creepy and artificial. Of course I didn't visit the park so it might be different inside.
Over here you can be in problems with even higher salaries if you are not very lucky
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