faith in austin destroyed

Dec. 13, 2008, 7:42 p.m. by Sam
Just when I was starting to think that my neighborhood wasn't all bad, it went and pissed me off today. This afternoon, as I was on my way to the Verizon store to buy a new phone, I saw a really old lady in an electric wheelchair in the middle of an intersection (at 6th and Chic�³n, for those interested), waving her arms. The chair was obviously out of juice and people just kept driving around her. I parked my car at a goddamn **art gallery** and went to see if she needed help. Her chair was in fact broken, so I pushed her all the way home on 5th and a few blocks west. Little known fact: electric wheelchairs weigh as much as one and a half Honda Civics. 1. Fucking yuppie motherfuckers driving their goddamn **Priuses** around a goddamn old lady STUCK in the MIDDLE of a goddamn INTERSECTION. Fuck you, dickbags. If you can't help your neighbors, get the fuck out. They come here, buy **$250,000 condos**, raise property taxes out the wazoo, and shit all over their neighbors. Fuck your art galleries. Fuck your condos. Fuck you. 2. The lady was gracious and told me thank you and bless you and whatnot, but her (presumable) daughter just stood there smoking a cigarette on the stoop. Didn't say thank you or fuck you or anything and didn't offer me a glass of water or anything even though I was panting. I just walked away. I didn't do it expecting a thank you, but you'd think that's common courtesy. The old lady was very gracious, which was all that was necessary, but you'd think the daughter would be gracious...at least a little. This post was not to tell everyone what a good samaritan I am, as I was just doing my duty and helping a fellow Texan. Why nobody else in the neighborhood thought this was a priority is beyond me. I am at a loss for words.
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21 Comments

Mark Says:

Dec. 19, 2008
could we maybe have thread awards paul? that\'d be awesome!

LEW Says:

Dec. 19, 2008
i vote for this thread as well

Paul Stiverson Says:

Dec. 19, 2008
I would like to nominate this thread for ridiculousest thread of the year. I think it would be a strong nomination actually. Seriously, cut-out all the butthurtiness, Lewbles. And quit being a jackass, Sam.

LEW Says:

Dec. 18, 2008
i saw a dude riding a high horse while smoking on the hike and bike trail.

sam Says:

Dec. 18, 2008
i said it was meaner than was necessary, and i\'m sorry for the personal parts. i still stand behind my feelings about austin in general. high horses were invented in austin in 2007.

LEW Says:

Dec. 18, 2008
that is mean and completely unnecessary. you can\'t talk to me the way you talk to heather. i love austin because it is my home. i love the water and buildings. the people. i love the city. i like dallas. i like college station. i like santa fe. i love el paso. i love austin because it is my fucking home. i get tired of people bitching about my home. i am not a fucking yuppy who thinks he is being real for going to a taco stand. people on the east side love their homes too. i like the east side and appreciate that everyone loves their home. the east side can be dangerous, but not more than central. i don\'t recall going off on the east side being dangerous but i know of bad things that have been done to people there. bad things have been done to people in my neighborhood. my car has been vandalized, here in precious soco. get off your high horse, calling other people self righteous. you have been here for a few months and you aren\'t ghandi and i am not a naive brat so stop talking to me like one. i know austin isn\'t a fantasy land. i know everyone is just trying to do their best with what they have. it is a neat city though if you know your way around and you certainly don\'t need to be rich. there are more stars on the east side than at my apartment. it is much brighter in my parking lot. it is darker over there. you can see a few more stars. god damn.

sam Says:

Dec. 18, 2008
that sounded meaner than necessary, but i stand behind it

sam Says:

Dec. 18, 2008
also, i wasn\'t saying my neighborhood was crap. i love my neighborhood. what i hate are the yuppie assholes moving into my neighborhood from other parts of town (SoCo comes to mind) and not being neighborly.

sam Says:

Dec. 18, 2008
Del Valle is not a section of East Austin. It\'s another city that is well removed from Austin. Regardless, Austin isn\'t some fantasy unicorn paradise. It\'s a city full of self-righteous assholes who applaud themselves for being \"tolerant\" and \"weird\". The only people who love Austin more than any other city are people who make enough money to do only fun things and occasionally applaud themselves for venturing east of 35. For the rest of the residents, it\'s just a city like any other. The fact that you thought the east side had more visible stars and the fact that you once said the east side is dangerous shows you don\'t know what you\'re talking about. Just stop now, Jesus Haploid Christ.

LEW Says:

Dec. 18, 2008
I have never lived there no. But what does being migrant have to do with anything. Del Valle is section of east austin that gets screwed by the city because they are poor.

sam Says:

Dec. 18, 2008
del valle is not austin. Have you ever been there? Its all migrants

LEW Says:

Dec. 17, 2008
it is spitting distance from the mckenzies house, that is still austin. it is near austin international airport. del valle is austin. but really there is no cohesive austin, i know that. i doubt that any city is a cohesive homogenous mass. cities are collections of neighborhoods. my point was that shitty incident was just a shitty incident and zach did a nice thing.

Vince Says:

Dec. 17, 2008
1. 71 & Riverside is way the fuck out there. 2. 71 & Riverside is not Austin, that is Del Valle. 3. Austin in general is not like Zach\'s neighborhood, it has less poor people, and less blacks. 4. What is \"Austin\"? I think each \"neighborhood\" has extremes in one thing. My neighborhood have the fake hipsters pretending to be poor, Zach\'s neighborhood has black people that are really poor, and your neighborhood is full of yuppies, acknowledging they are not poor and livin\' it up.

LEW Says:

Dec. 17, 2008
A couple weeks ago a car died in the intersection near riverside and 71. I pulled over to jump out and help. By the time I got out of my car two other people had stopped and were helping him. your neighborhood is crap, austin in general is not all like your neighborhood.

sam Says:

Dec. 17, 2008
that\'s cuz dallas is a real city with real people with real jobs

Mark Says:

Dec. 15, 2008
you\'re right that\'s freaking pathetic. from the sounds of it, that daughter was probably pissed that you\'d ruined her chances at some early inheritance. good for you Zach, in not giving in to the mentality that seems to have engulfed your section of town. even though i live near a declining/recovering part of dallas, i still routinely see people jump out of their vehicles (parked safely on a shoulder) to help push a car who couldn\'t quite make it off the exit ramp to the nearby gas stations.

sam Says:

Dec. 15, 2008
ain\'t no medians on the east side, son. the construction workers spent all their time looking at the stars and didn\'t get around to building the medians.

LEW Says:

Dec. 15, 2008
was she stuck in road or in a median of the intersection?

LEW Says:

Dec. 15, 2008
i\'ve always wondered if yuppies and actual eastsiders treated each other as neighbors. i guess not. though it sounds like that girl didn\'t give a shit about he (presumed) mother.

LEW Says:

Dec. 15, 2008
it wouldn\'t, cripples aren\'t allowed in college station

vince Says:

Dec. 14, 2008
This is what I would expect by the assholes in this city. This wouldn\'t have happened in College Station.

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