Asked offhandedly by an acquaintance what is my preferred mode of transportation, I answered that it’s walking. But only to a specific destination, I neglected to add. And preferably along a route lined with storefronts and other distractions. And with certain obvious stipulations about the weather.
That I failed to mention these several last caveats necessarily means that my response lacked precision. The other more positive result, however, is that I succeeded in not rendering myself a tremendous and inexhaustible burden.