Friday, March 25, 2016

Morning moanin'

One of the nice things about living in a gentrifying neighborhood is that you get to watch the community grow and develop and you see your property values rise.
One of the downsides...you wind up living near people who have not been gentrified out yet.

Case in point: my neighbors in the rental next door. Last night, a little after 0200, they were outside trying to jump-start one of the beater hoopti cars in their driveway, much to the annoyance of Audie Murphy Dog, Protector of the Realm, who growled and barked at them out of the window and thus brought it to my attention.

This makes me wonder why a whole house full of people who have no need to get up to go to work in the morning (because those of us who DO get up and go to work pay all their bills) would need to try to get a car started at such an hour.

Come on, gentrification....

9 comments:

  1. Heh! Yeah, welcome to N'Awlins. "Gentrified out"? I like that.

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  2. You had me at beater hoopti and I've been laughing since then.

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  3. They had to go do their 'bidness'... Don't ya know...

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  4. Yeah, I figured a few of your neighbors might prove to be interestin'.

    Just as well you paraded the dogs around the neighborhood.....

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  5. Perhaps you could look for some LMI's in your new neighborhood, or hell, your old one, and get a group together to buy it out from under the current occupants. You know, speed up that gentrification bidness.

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  6. Yep. "Peace and quiet" don't describe living in NOLA. Be happy you don't live near a school!

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  7. Where I'm from bars close at 2am. So it would be four drunks trying to start the car to take the fifth drunk home. Forgetting, of course, that the first drunk was working on the car yesterday and currently has part of the engine dismantled.

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