Starting it off with a :facepalm:
The suburb has a longer history in England, but in the States it wasn't really a thing until relatively recently. Fifty to sixty years (post-war to 2000s) is not that well-trod a trail.
Explanations also overlooked one obvious factor (long commutes to work) and then tries to sell me on moving to a suburb? Not sure...
NYT: I want my 2 minutes back.
I was taking a weird set of freeways in the Valley, had to jump off one, ride on a city street, and get onto another one. I heard sirens.
As I was getting on the freeway, I looked to my left to prepare for merging. Cop with rollers going, blocking all three lanes (car is perpendicular to the road). Tons of traffic behind him. I couldn't see him sooner because there were freeway noise walls up.
Much thinking ensues. Looked at him (only perhaps 30 feet away) and saw what looked like an exploded truck tire across the lanes. Looked in the forward direction of travel, looked clear except for a semi truck on the shoulder.
Cool. I shouldn't feel bad about jumping on the freeway. zoom zoom, clear freeway. It was REALLY weird.
My speculation is that Tonx has a better supply chain and (obviously) has the internet presence that Blue Bottle was lacking.
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