Originally Posted by jjjayb
I lived in midtown for several years. I moved about 4 years ago. After so many times of having your car broken into, you just get sick of it. After so many times of having guys making lewd comments to my wife when she went jogging, you get sick of it.
For the first time in my life, I'm now a suburbanite. Yes, I know, it's not the cool, hip thing. Sure, the neighborhood isn't diverse enough to get over my white guilt. But I don't have to deal with the BS I dealt with in midtown either. Neighbors arguing at 3am at the top of their lungs, cars bumping bass at 3am. Constantly having my car broken into. Having someone walk by and dent in the side of my car in the middle of the night for no apparent reason. Having someone knock my motorcycle over in the middle of the night for no apparent reason. Reading in the paper about car-jackings, murders and robberies within half a mile from my house on a consistent basis.
It isn't about being too scared to be in midtown. It's about finally realizing that the things I just accepted as normal parts of life aren't actually normal.
Ahh that must have been a slightly better neighborhood then I lived in for a few years, its impossible to read the paper when thugs keep stealing it. No reason at all for white guilt either before I moved there I had some but once I moved out of that shithole I had 0.