I see it on this board all the time: Dopers saying things like “stay out of SE,” or “whatever you do, don’t live in SE.” Parts of SE are some of the most expensive real estate in America. Some of Capitol Hill.
Let’s face it, you all are just afraid of black folk. When you say stay out of SE, you are saying volumes about yourselves. I don’t even have to look at your location to know it will be Northern Virginia. BTW, I love when I meet one of you on a flight and you tell me your from DC, “really?” I say, “what neighborhood?” and you reply, “well, actually we live in Springfield, it’s just on the outskirts (shout out to David Sedaris).”
When we go to your dreadful parties in Arlington or Alexandria, we just smile to yourselves when you tell us that you pretty much live in the city. We sit in our sidewalk cafes and watch you try to parallel park. When you leave the work happy hour at 6 because of traffic we laugh to ourselves. When we drive done 66 to get to the Shenandoah valley we marvel at your acres of dreadful chain restaurants, shudder, and ask ourselves “who would choose to live here?”
Do us a favor, stay out of SE and the rest of the city, you’re bringing us all down.