Monday, March 3, 2008

When You're Alone and Life Is Making You Lonely

Is it just me, or is Downtown Crossing getting remarkably more sketchy as the days go by?

As a youngin, my mother used to take my sister and I there all the time! Like every weekend! We'd go to Filene's - which doesn't exist anymore and looks like this bundle of sadness:

But we'd walk all over the place. I strongly remember the smell of roasted nuts (which hasn't gone away). But I feel less safe nowadays. Maybe it's because I'm not with my mom, or because I never zip my bag and I probably should.

But today I walked through a mass of people, and got harassed. I wasn't like pushed back and forth between the guys - but some guys yelled some sexual things, and one girl said, "That bitch just walked right through us." Yes, I'm sorry, I forgot that you are allowed to take your crew of 50 and stake out an entire stretch of sidewalk. I will move to the street, where I belong.

I was just going to DSW for a new pair of kicks! Y'know, that picture doesn't look too sketchy. It makes it look nice. But I guess that's how it goes, you can't capture nature's beauty with a camera - and you can't capture it's sketchy grossness either.

1 comment:

Chris said...

I apologize, and I apologize for my crew. We should have been nicer to you as you were strolling down Washington Street the other day.

But I know what you're saying. Downtown Crossing is a pit.


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