September 08, 2008

Feeling Bad

About my last post, that is. Not very compassionate or yogic. Perhaps there are issues of class, of culture involved. Nonetheless, when someone is launching fireworks over your house, despite repeated requests to please not do that, it's easy to vilify them, to paint them as other. So yeah, hard not to want to see this particular family go.

Zippy was commenting the other day that houses on the street that are for sale are not moving, not due to lack of interested buyers, but due to lack of available financing. Which perhaps means that these homes will not sell to the young, up and coming first time buyer, and maybe sell to investors or those with money who end up renting them out. Which sad to say, tends to drag down the neighborhood.....

2 comments:

kerri said...

If rude & obnoxious is a culture, then yes, you weren't being sensitive to other cultures.

Terrence said...

We've had our share of bad neighbors, and the folks you describe sound exactly like the crew that lived across the street from us when we lived just south of Springfield. Maybe they moved to your hood. Good riddance indeed. We ended up moving out of that place, mostly because of the jerks, who launched fireworks over our house, had constantly barking dogs. The anger you expressed is appropriate.