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Old 09-04-2009, 06:29 PM
 
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A few weeks ago we beat this subject to death...drifted, and then as usual it died.

I stayed in Uptown most of the week and I got to say for a born and raised New Yorker that is not uncomfortable with urban issues, I now understand how this situation in CLT can be trying for those that have never faced it before.

Two "in-your-face" moments kinda set me straight. This thing about a homeless man walking right up to you (within 2 feet) staring you in the face, saying nothing ,and then abrubtly turning and walking away is not a good thing. Two times in 3 days. Once at nite and once during the day.

Geez, can't a guy enjoy a cigar in peace sitting on a bench in front of the Holiday Inn?

Has this happened to anyone else??
j
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:37 PM
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so what is your new take..?

and you were bothered more by the guy coming towards you, staring you in the face and saying nothing before leaving than random homeless ppl on trains that use the bathroom on the seat, yell and scream about nothing, etc??

..?

IMHO, the homeless in charlotte are...lemme see if i can think of the word..."nicer" than the homeless in ny. they don't seem like they have as many psychological issues. they just need a break. not that the homeless in ny don't, but i come across some really crazy ppl vs. in charlotte where they don't hassle a person...
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:45 PM
 
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^^^^ yeah, you have a point hidden somewhere in your message. Let me go look at my navel for a while, pick out the lint, and figure out what your point is.

Have a good evening,
xox
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:46 PM
 
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IMHO, the homeless in charlotte are...lemme see if i can think of the word..."nicer" than the homeless in ny. they don't seem like they have as many psychological issues. they just need a break. not that the homeless in ny don't, but i come across some really crazy ppl vs. in charlotte where they don't hassle a person...
To me there just seems to be a whole less homeless people here than in other urban areas I've lived. I don't expect to go to urban cities and NOT see homeless people, so to me the *problem* is mild compared to where I've lived b4.

I was on a first name basis w/ the homeless person that lived outside my place in Cleveland. LOL!
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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Oh, Jamica NY. Just noticed that on your screen info and read one or two of your prior posts. Now I get it, and where you're coming from.

Sorry, I was not more alert to your agenda.

Have a bad evening.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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To me there just seems to be a whole less homeless people here than in other urban areas I've lived. I don't expect to go to urban cities and NOT see homeless people, so to me the *problem* is mild compared to where I've lived b4.

I was on a first name basis w/ the homeless person that lived outside my place in Cleveland. LOL!

My point is: I can understand how this might be uncomfortable for a person that has not lived in an urban city.

Mr. eck would like to engage in liberal, urban, racist topics (note his prior posts) I would not. Have fishing, tomorrow morning on my mind and an outdoor opera tom. nite, not bla, bla, blaaaaaaaaa.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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sometimes people dont take their meds and there you have it.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:29 PM
 
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Maybe he was showing a silent disapproval of your smoking in "his" living space?
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:57 AM
 
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sometimes people dont take their meds and there you have it.
Same old, same old reply to all of my posts. Guess you are following the adage that you have reached your level of imcompetence.
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:02 AM
 
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A few weeks ago we beat this subject to death...drifted, and then as usual it died.

I stayed in Uptown most of the week and I got to say for a born and raised New Yorker that is not uncomfortable with urban issues, I now understand how this situation in CLT can be trying for those that have never faced it before.

Two "in-your-face" moments kinda set me straight. This thing about a homeless man walking right up to you (within 2 feet) staring you in the face, saying nothing ,and then abrubtly turning and walking away is not a good thing. Two times in 3 days. Once at nite and once during the day.

Geez, can't a guy enjoy a cigar in peace sitting on a bench in front of the Holiday Inn?

Has this happened to anyone else??
j

Wowza wowza wowza- that was amazing.

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