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
I haven't lived in DC for years now but, as your post demonstrates, things haven't changed much.
I've never had my car broken into as much as when I lived in DC. And I've lived all over.
I lived in a supposedly "nice" neighorhood too. And my car was just a cheap little compact. Yet, the window glass was broken three times. There wasn't even a radio or anything to steal.
People in the neighborhood used to put signs in their cars saying "No Car Radio," trying to prevent the break-ins, but it didn't do any good.
After the first year when my apartment lease was up, I was so fed up, I moved to Virginia.
You have my sympathies. I certainly understand your frustration.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Mar 23, '05
Mar 28, '05
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
Apr 11, '05
There are worse places than DC.
Last edit by Merovingianne on Jun 10, '05