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Old 05-27-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Jersey Girl
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On Sunday I was hosting a BBQ. On my run to the supermarket, I noticed that there is a house with an inflatable pool out front. It was pretty big too. I laughed at first but about an hour later there were three cars in front of the house with people just hanging by them and one of them had the trunk open with music blasting....kids running all over the place and the parents sitting in beach chairs. That seemed so ghetto and rachet to me. All the homes in that area have a pretty decent sized backyard. Anyway, just thought it was weird to see that. I see people hanging out front in beach chairs in the city all the time with music blasting but not in this quieter setting. My neighbors are cool though because they stayed there until about 9pm. I am hoping this is a one time thing because it's embarrassing lol.

 
Old 05-27-2014, 11:39 AM
 
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It's called a Memorial Day Weekend party. Having it in the front yard normally means that all the neighbors are welcome. You should have joined them or at least stopped to say hi.
 
Old 05-27-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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kids running all over the place and the parents sitting in beach chairs. That seemed so ghetto and rachet to me
Heh, better avoid our neighborhood...sometimes they even have a bouncy house . Granted, the music is usually kept to a minimum....

Btw, what is rachet?
 
Old 05-27-2014, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Jersey Girl
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Hehehe. Thanks for the laugh. My street is suuupppperrr quiet. That's why I thought it was funny..until they had the music blasting out front. Rachet is the same as ghetto, low class maybe? I came from that...I was raised in NYC so I am used to seeing that. I tried to get away from it which is why I bought a house in the burbs.
 
Old 05-27-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Well, redneck is what you are more likely to find out here, I suppose. I suspect it is similar but somewhat more quiet - music is generally replaced by fire or some sort, I guess...
 
Old 05-27-2014, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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Hey at least it was an inflatable pool and not a permanent above-ground one!!!
 
Old 05-27-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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we always hang out in our front yard. This weekend we had the slip and slide out in the front yard. Im trying to decide if I want to build a firepit in my front yard.

Sometimes we project a movie onto a screen as big as the garage door, in the driveway.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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On Sunday I was hosting a BBQ. On my run to the supermarket, I noticed that there is a house with an inflatable pool out front. It was pretty big too. I laughed at first but about an hour later there were three cars in front of the house with people just hanging by them and one of them had the trunk open with music blasting....kids running all over the place and the parents sitting in beach chairs. That seemed so ghetto and rachet to me. All the homes in that area have a pretty decent sized backyard. Anyway, just thought it was weird to see that. I see people hanging out front in beach chairs in the city all the time with music blasting but not in this quieter setting. My neighbors are cool though because they stayed there until about 9pm. I am hoping this is a one time thing because it's embarrassing lol.
If people doing things that are a bit different or "weird" on their own property or even out and about embarrasses you, you've moved to the wrong city!
 
Old 05-28-2014, 07:39 AM
 
Location: In the realm of possiblities
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On Sunday I was hosting a BBQ. On my run to the supermarket, I noticed that there is a house with an inflatable pool out front. It was pretty big too. I laughed at first but about an hour later there were three cars in front of the house with people just hanging by them and one of them had the trunk open with music blasting....kids running all over the place and the parents sitting in beach chairs. That seemed so ghetto and rachet to me. All the homes in that area have a pretty decent sized backyard. Anyway, just thought it was weird to see that. I see people hanging out front in beach chairs in the city all the time with music blasting but not in this quieter setting. My neighbors are cool though because they stayed there until about 9pm. I am hoping this is a one time thing because it's embarrassing lol.
If I was you, I wouldn't start getting concerned until you notice the white, icicle Christmas lights staying up year round, or tractor tires cut in half, and used for accent planters on either side of the driveway entrance.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 08:23 AM
 
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Don't be so quick to stereotype your neighbors. I live in a quiet suburban neighborhood as well and many people have front yard get togethers from time to time. This doesn't make them ghetto or low class. Maybe next time stop by and say hello.
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