Why I hate DC - page 2

by HU_nurse

Because my car got broken into in broad daylight! I hear my alarm going off and I walk outside and the suspect just casually jogs away like nothing even happened. No point in filing a police report. I'm a student, times are hard,... Read More


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    I had a wonderful time visiting your city in Feb, but I have to say that it seemed D.C. has more of the urban problems that most other cities I've visited. We didn't even walk from the hotel to Union Station, less than a block away, without seeing a cop care or two whiz by with their sirens ablare every time we went, and I was at that hotel for 5 days. The farther I walked, the more cop cars I saw. I can honestly say that it was many more than I see in either my own city of San Diego or in the one I visit the most, San Francisco. And I agree about the boots. I saw dozens of them. Plus there was a cop car blocking the curb cut right in front of the Cannon House Building. What the **** was that? You'd think of all cities, DC's cops would be respecting that law. In front of a government installation no less. Yes, all cities have crime, but statistics bear out that DC has more of lots of types of it than other cities its size.
    Last edit by mercyteapot on Mar 28, '05
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    Quote from mercyteapot
    I can honestly say that it was many more than I see in either my own city of San Diego or in the one I visit the most, San Francisco.
    I agree. Parking tickets and boots were a problem in San Fran but, at least I never had my car broken into like I did in D.C. And I lived in San Fran a lot longer than I did D.C.

    Sorry but, D.C. is the pits. The only place worse, IMHO, is N.Y.

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    There are worse places than DC.
    Last edit by Merovingianne on Jun 10, '05
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    Quote from Merovingianne
    Well, maybe I'm tempting fate here by posting this, but I've lived in DC for an aggregate of 8 years, and my car has NEVER been broken into (knocking very hard on wood). And I went to Howard...no problems. DC isn't that bad...if you're feeling bad about being there, go to the Tidal Basin and check out the Cherry Blossoms.

    There are worse places than DC.
    Yeah, like Philadelphia. When I lived there, I could only dream of living in DC or NY.
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    oh yea...went to Philly last weekend... Never been so happy yo get back to DC IN MY LIFE!!!
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    Well, I have visited DC. Im from Canada and its different for sure. I enjoy the Smithsonian. Its amazing but if you have no car, and if you want to see mountains, grass or trees and no cars, well good luck unless you rent a car and go to Virgina. I see cars all day and restaurants outings are big here, and people take taxi's which is so foriegn to me. But the most beautiful thing is the Church of St. Matthews, clergy and its Choir. The Basilica too is so grand , a must see. If your spiritual life is strong, you can get through any town.
    Quote from HU_nurse
    Because my car got broken into in broad daylight! I hear my alarm going off and I walk outside and the suspect just casually jogs away like nothing even happened. No point in filing a police report. I'm a student, times are hard, and I really don't need to be worrying about my safty outside of my house. Will be graduating in may and I have a choice to either stay out here and work at Childrens or go home to Beautiful Los Angeles. And to think, I was actually considering staying!

    Why deal with the potholes, crackheads, unpredictable weather, horrible traffic and narrow roads when I could be at home relaxing in the sun on the beach. DOES ANYONE ELSE HATE DC AS MUCH AS I DO?!?!



    SORRY IF I OFFEND ANYONE. BEEN HERE FIVE YEARS: FIRST COUPLE OF YEARS I THOUGHT THAT MAYBE IT WOULD GROW ON ME...UM...NOT!:angryfire
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    I was in DC for one whole day and didn't get mugged!!! I was on a tour bus. However, when I lived and worked near Los Angeles, CA I was almost attacked during broad day light at my local supermarket. Thank God, I heard his footsteps behind me. He had a huge rock in his hands and he was getting ready to knock me in the head with it!!! I turned to face him and showed him my weapon. He turned away at the last minute and walked quickly away. The police came but he was long gone. I hate all big cities. I love living in nice small towns.
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    I'm probably tempting fate as well, but I've never had my car broken into here either. I grew up in DC; now work in DC and live just outside in MD. A travel nurse I knew did have her car broken into in my hospital's satellite lot, and they stole something like $900 worth of CDs Guess I've been lucky so far.

    But -- I'll agree that those red-light and speeding cameras suck! The 25 MPH speed limit is also very unrealistic in many areas of the city.

    Quote from Merovingianne
    Well, maybe I'm tempting fate here by posting this, but I've lived in DC for an aggregate of 8 years, and my car has NEVER been broken into (knocking very hard on wood). And I went to Howard...no problems. DC isn't that bad...if you're feeling bad about being there, go to the Tidal Basin and check out the Cherry Blossoms.

    There are worse places than DC.
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    Last edit by bluesky on May 26, '05
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    [QUOTE=HillaryC] A travel nurse I knew did have her car broken into in my hospital's satellite lot, and they stole something like $900 worth of CDs QUOTE]

    Whoa! Was that at Hospital Center? What lot? That's scary cuz I always leave my $2000 Loro Piana handbag (albeit hidden) in the back of my car. The security guy at the Critical care update always makes the lots sound so safe... the scoundrel!

    I'm not extremely thrilled with D.C. but you do have to remember re: cops that we live in the #1 target for terrorism right now so that's part of why the police presence is so obvious. You also can't beat all the museums and political activities available here.


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