Photo by PoPville flickr user sssdc1
Ever since last week I can’t get this one rant/revel out of my head:
“Rave: I bought a house!
Rave 2: Neighbor on the left is awesome – very welcoming and an expert on the neighborhood. Her kids go to my old high school and are very sweet.
Rant: Neighbor on the right shut the door in my face when I went to introduce myself after muttering “should have stayed in your neighborhoods, you’re messing up my f****** property taxes”.
Rant 2: Although I’ve lived here 21 years (born in Italy), went through DCPS, worked for the city gov and volunteer in the school system, I am still considered an “outsider” by most of my neighbors. I just wanted to be a homeowner and was priced out of most of the city :(
Rave 3: I have developed a master plan to win everyone over by inviting them to my house and cooking them delicious Southern Italian food :) “
The first rant is sad and frustrating to read but Rave 3 gives me incredible hope for our city. If I ever feel frustrated in the future I’m gonna think of this amazing PoPville resident. I hope you will too.