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Old 04-28-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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Oops. I'm sorry. I mean to type GS-13.

Is a GS-13 allowed to live in Great Falls?

Or will the SES come by and beat me with their Sacred Golden Wastebasket Full of Dry Spaghetti*, while yelling "RESULTS DRIVEN!"?

Perhaps if I exhibit a high degree of handshakefulness.

(OK, ok--so I'm not a GS-13. Someday...)


*Also known as the Sacred Golden Shotglass Full of Golf Pencils.
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:02 PM
 
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Note that the OP originally wrote "MS-13 in Great Falls" in an unique typographical area. Because of the controversial notion of a Hispanic gang arriving in arguably the most exclusive area of NOVA might cause a few hearts to stop, changing the title of this parody seemed prudent.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Sterling, VA
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Note that the OP originally wrote "MS-13 in Great Falls" in an unique typographical area. Because of the controversial notion of a Hispanic gang arriving in arguably the most exclusive area of NOVA might cause a few hearts to stop, changing the title of this parody seemed prudent.
What is meant by "most exclusive area of NOVA"? As far as I know, if you can afford it you can live there.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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What is meant by "most exclusive area of NOVA"? As far as I know, if you can afford it you can live there.
Yup...even if you are a gang member. Though I'd still surmise that a GS-13 would have a better shot at fitting into the Great Falls scene than an MS-13...
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:29 AM
 
Location: DMV
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Note that the OP originally wrote "MS-13 in Great Falls" in an unique typographical area. Because of the controversial notion of a Hispanic gang arriving in arguably the most exclusive area of NOVA might cause a few hearts to stop, changing the title of this parody seemed prudent.
I didn't realize Great Falls is a VIP town.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:46 AM
 
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Perhaps I was misunderstood in my choice of adjective. My definition of "exclusive" in this instance was in terms of income and/or wealth, not in access. I'm sure that anyone is welcome to purchase a home in Great Falls, although I would imagine its large lots and convenient location make the price points out of reach for virtually all lower-to-middle income households...unless people decided to live like the Waltons*.



(*And by "the Waltons", I mean the fictional multi-generational family from 1970's-era TV...not the department store heirs, each of whom may not only be able to buy a Great Falls home with ease, but combined could possibly buy enough property to rechristen the area as "Waltonville". )

EDIT: I should add my apologies to any Great Falls resident who may have taken my original comment as negative.

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Old 04-29-2011, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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It's ok--changing MS-13 to GS-13 is a good way to keep the comments PG-13.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Land of Enchantment
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I recall about 10 years ago there was an ordinance passed that out of every cute little cul-de-sac of McMansions in Great Falls, one of them had to be "affordable housing" and was therefore four $350K townhouses masquerading as one giant $1.5M house. I used to enjoy trying to guess which one was the set of townhouses on a street. Is that not still the case?
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Perhaps I was misunderstood in my choice of adjective. My definition of "exclusive" in this instance was in terms of income and/or wealth, not in access. I'm sure that anyone is welcome to purchase a home in Great Falls, although I would imagine its large lots and convenient location make the price points out of reach for virtually all lower-to-middle income households...unless people decided to live like the Waltons*.

EDIT: I should add my apologies to any Great Falls resident who may have taken my original comment as negative.
From my few encounters with Great Falls residents, I get the distinct impression that none of them would take offense to the word "exclusive" being used to describe their area. Quite the opposite, actually.

I'm not really sure what this thread is supposed to be about.
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