Photo by flickr user Sikario.
Thanks to all who sent emails (sorry I didn’t get back to everyone I was at a wedding out of town). But ever since we last discussed IHOP coming to Columbia Heights in the DCUSA, I’ve been getting regular emails from folks asking if it was still happening. Last week a simple tweet from @dcjobscouncil said:
“New IHOP coming to Columbia Heights _ with 110 new jobs.”
And with that we can continue the celebration or the mourning period depending on your perspective. I see an IHOP coming to Columbia Heights kinda like the establishment of the State of Israel, some people (the Jews) celebrate independence day and some people (the Palestinians) call the same day the Nakba, the catastrophe.
Will you celebrate or weep?