I moved to LA about a year and a half ago from Florida, and I’m still going through serious
culture shock. And I’ve lived in alot of places. Several years back, I did a stint in a third world country, and
LA sometimes feels like it. Unless you make crazy money, a normal life
in LA can sometimes be far and between the average standard of living anywhere else. Meaning,
you can buy an old townhome for 400+ thousand. Thats just stupid.
I had a bad experience last night. I took a walk (Burbank, which is a good neighborhood)
to get my normal ice cream fix from the 7 Eleven down the street, when this bum starts
pushing this guy in front of me. He was totally off his meds. The bum left him alone, although
he started to walk right beside me. So, I untrusting, attempted to ignore the loser. Although he started curse like a dirty sailor, saying he was going to kill me and take my shoes. I’m thinking to myself, I’ve lived everywhere, and I have never experienced this.
I’m totally minding my own business, and I’m a block and a half away from the police station.
I figure, should I run like a wimp, or just keep ignoring the lunatic. So I figure, this is the
United States of America, I shouldn’t be afraid to walk down the street. But I was afraid
a bit. He did start to try to push me, and at that, I quickly exited into a store. I hate
Los Angeles. Except for all the animation work here, I would be gone in a heartbeat. Back in the day, 50s-70s, it probably was the bomb here. But know it is a crime infested, population pulluted place.
Sorry for ranting, but the previous post set me off. Some guy posted that he was ripped off in Cali.