Why I hate DC - page 3

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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    Yeah, it was in lot 9, around 6 months ago. I felt so bad for her; she had no recourse.

    I guess when they tell us we're 'safe', they're referring to muggings/assaults?

    [QUOTE=bluesky]
    Quote from 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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    [QUOTE=HillaryC]Yeah, it was in lot 9, around 6 months ago. I felt so bad for her; she had no recourse.

    I guess when they tell us we're 'safe', they're referring to muggings/assaults?

    Her care insurance didn't cover her loss? Poor thing. Don't you love how they're sitting on the ICU tower renovations... I bet come 5 yrs they'll be no new tower AND no renovations. Now that everyone's defecting to ER1, if that money doesn't actually show, we'll be in a heck of a bind.
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    Quote from bluesky
    Her care insurance didn't cover her loss? Poor thing. Don't you love how they're sitting on the ICU tower renovations... I bet come 5 yrs they'll be no new tower AND no renovations. Now that everyone's defecting to ER1, if that money doesn't actually show, we'll be in a heck of a bind.
    I'm not sure if her car insurance covered the loss. I'll have to ask her.

    Regarding the ICU tower renovations -- I guess a part of me is still naively thinking that it might actually happen in five years. I'm sure they're just telling us that so we'll hang in there. Which unit do you work on? I'm on 3G. I've been trying to guess who you are Did you go through the July fellowship last year?

    Talk to you later,
    Hillary
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    I was born and raised here and as soon as I can get away from here I will be on the first thing smokin. I can go on & on & on about DC but I won't, I would actually like to try LA. I've never been, scared of earthquakes but would love to try it. Aside from being a little lonely I'm sure i would love it.

    So how is it?
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    I use to live in LA.:chuckle If you like the stress of constant traffic and constant crowds LA is the place to go. I went to LA for a one week vacation in August. The best part of my trip was getting on the plane to go back home. I would never go to LA to live. I will never go to LA again for a vacation either. I was totally stressed out.
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    Quote from anxious
    I was born and raised here and as soon as I can get away from here I will be on the first thing smokin. I can go on & on & on about DC but I won't, I would actually like to try LA. I've never been, scared of earthquakes but would love to try it. Aside from being a little lonely I'm sure i would love it.

    So how is it?
    When I was growing up, I would dream of moving to L.A. to live, but never I don't think I believed I'd ever do it. I ended up moving to San Diego instead, and have never had any regrets.
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    I lived in DC for many years and loved it. All cities have crime, not sure DC is that much worse than others. Yes, there is crime... but there are good things as well: great (and FREE) museums, decent public transportation, great restaraunts... if crime freaks you out, try some place like Dakota!

    (BTW, I grew up in rural Maine and have seen both urban and rural life-styles)
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    I mean there are some things that I do like about DC: the rich culture, the diversity, the history, the sights
    I love all that stuff about DC too, but not enough to move there. I stay for a week with a friend every once in awhile, and the traffic and parking are enough to make me miss my town. And i don't even like my town.
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    As others have already said, every major city has crime, and certain parts of every city have a higher crime rate than others. Isn't it true that there are really crappy parts of L.A. where there are a lot of desparate/crazy people running around shooting-/stealing-/looting from- others?
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    I think the points about every city having its problems are certainly true. What makes Washington unusual, at least in my experience, is that some of their ''problems'' are so much more evident to visitors than other cities. I just couldn't get over how many sirens I heard during my week in D.C. My hotel was right near Union Station, a couple blocks away from the Capitol. It didn't appear to be a residential, or much of a commercial, area at all (other than the shops at Union Station itself, that is). It seemed odd that there'd be so much call for police assistance. And it really bothered me that so many of the public employees- particularly the cops- seemed to disdain tourists.


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