Sunday, July 8, 2007

Why I Don't Go to the Eastside Very Often

The drive over is pretty.

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But once you get there, it's full of perfect, boring houses.

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And watered lawns.

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It's just too nice.

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But back in South Seattle, they're raising hell this fourth of July.

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At 3 a.m. an elderly neighbor of mine asks some teenagers to please take their illegal fireworks down the street, as the lady next-door is dying of cancer and needs her rest. She is told something like, "Shut the h*** up, b****, and get your a** back in the house!"

It's not too nice here. In fact, it's often not very nice at all!

2 comments:

chuck b. said...

People are nasty. You can hope for something better, but you really can't be surprised when you don't get it. :(

JvA said...

I know. But I hear shit like that and start to understand the appeal of those places where they have private security guards and tell you what color to paint your house and forbid you from putting up political signs in your yard. :(