Thursday, May 13, 2010
Having resided in DC and now New York for four years each, I will say that DC is probably one of the worse places in the world to get hollered at on the street. I have been cussed out, had food thrown at me, and called everything but a child of God simply because I didn't respond when someone tried to holler. Mind you, I'm not a rude by any stretch of the imagination, but in DC you learn early on to say "no thank you" as opposed to ignoring the men. Surprisingly, living in Harlem I've experienced nothing but the most pleasant street game ever. Most times dudes just say things like "god bless you ma" which I'm always game for. Years in DC scarred me though, I hold my breath in anticipation of a cuss out when I tell a dude he can't walk with me. Sad the ignorance is only getting worse.