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Old 09-07-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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That was your experience in one neighborhood in Philadelphia. Hence your decision to leave.

That has not been and is not my experience in Philadelphia hence my decision to stay.
To each his and her own. What I can't wrap my head around is this.

You moved but you have not moved on. You are like a divorcee who has re-married yet continues to go on and on about the ex. On and on recounting every negative quality and experience you have ever had. On and on jumping in to warn anyone who wants to gets involved with your ex just how rotten a person they are and to stay away.

What you, like the divorcee, seem to have difficulty with is the fact that not everyone is having the same negative experence with your ex that you had. In fact a lot of people love your ex, want to be with your ex and are having a grand old time experiencing all that your ex has to offer. A lot of us are kind of wondering what your problem is that you can't let go. You are out of the relationship as it were so why keep looking back?
I don't really expect and answer. One works out these issues in one's own time and in one's own way. For me it really won't change my opinion of Philadelphia, again to each his and her own. It is just, I have to wonder every time I read on of your posts. I just shake my head.
PTSD hangs around for a while. While I'm not suggesting that Frank has that, if I had had all of those bad experiences where I had once lived, I'd warn others off.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Got it. The fact is that none of what you have experienced or post about is unique to Philadelphia. Most of us understand that, but hey we all have our vocations. As they say it takes all kinds. I'll just keep giving you the side eye when I see your contributions here.
And I will keep posting my life experiences too
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Do you work in Center city larry?
I work in Jersey and I'm close to a bridge, which is good.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Now I don't even have to worry about locking doors..
There you go, being naive again ...
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Originally Posted by cattusbabe View Post
That was your experience in one neighborhood in Philadelphia. Hence your decision to leave.

That has not been and is not my experience in Philadelphia hence my decision to stay.
To each his and her own. What I can't wrap my head around is this.

You moved but you have not moved on. You are like a divorcee who has re-married yet continues to go on and on about the ex. On and on recounting every negative quality and experience you have ever had. On and on jumping in to warn anyone who wants to gets involved with your ex just how rotten a person they are and to stay away.

What you, like the divorcee, seem to have difficulty with is the fact that not everyone is having the same negative experence with your ex that you had. In fact a lot of people love your ex, want to be with your ex and are having a grand old time experiencing all that your ex has to offer. A lot of us are kind of wondering what your problem is that you can't let go. You are out of the relationship as it were so why keep looking back?
I don't really expect and answer. One works out these issues in one's own time and in one's own way. For me it really won't change my opinion of Philadelphia, again to each his and her own. It is just, I have to wonder every time I read on of your posts. I just shake my head.
Well said! Although, I think a big part is he just likes busting chops ...
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I was raised in the bad lands....deep in north Philly.....Crime never drove me away from Philly...and as a kid I was the one adding on to messing Philly up....lets just say I was not the best of kids.....and again I was raised in north Philly...I guess I got lucky certain things never happened to me....but I would stay in the streets all hours of the night...no problem....I was the kid that when you would see you would lock your car doors when you drove down by my block..but I get it when things happen to some of us and its like the last straw you cant take it no more.....only thing that drove me away is the lack of things to do....and the fact that most of the time the weather don't allow things to be done and the other issue is the city is not clean at all....
Lack of things to do? Curious - what can you do where you live now, that you couldn't do here?
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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And I will keep posting my life experiences too
How about some positives about Philly, then? They can't all be negative.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:05 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Ok.

The food is second to none!

Center city is a wonderful place to shop and sight see.

Pennypack park is a wonderful inner city park .

Did I mention wonderful restaurants?? !

beautiful waterfront.

Society hill. GORGEOUS homes

Generally kind and considerate residents.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Someday I'll teach you how to walk in the city.
I used to carry my 17 shot cor bon ammo'ed 9 mm Firestorm when I was there.. I had no problems thankfully when I did.. Don't worry Mr. Bowa I can take care of myself
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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There you go, being naive again ...
Not on purpose.. But if we do go to work and forget to lock a door we know we will come home to an untouched home
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