Something Scary I Saw Today

This morning I was navigating the Claiborne no traffic light zone right….heading East. It was oh, about 11:00 am. Lots of traffic . . . and I am getting across the last neutral ground doing the two-step shuffle and hear people yelling on Westbound side. I look over and there is this big ass black dude beating the shit out of some middle aged white man who is still in his van. The dude was pummeling him through the driver’s side window. I was pretty shocked, and getting ready to dial 911 because this could easily get even uglier. Thank god it didn’t but I think only because the black dude’s little girl had got out of the back seat of the car with another woman from the same car screaming at him to stop and get back in his car. I saw him walking away and the dumb shit in the van was still yelling at the guy. Look, man, knock it off already, you are lucky he didn’t just cap your ass. Geez, the only person I want to kill when I have to deal with our awful traffic problems is myself. So it is a jungle out there. Be careful. Sorry, no photo.

Oh, and I have been gone for the weekend and in that time the McDonalds on Claiborne as well as the retro one at Tulane and Broad were demolished. (for those of you who are so totally concerned ’bout your fast food). Also, the house across the street from Whole Foods that was ready to collapse has been safely dismantled and removed. There is so much to watch all the time it’s hard for people who are not here to imagine. I love the challenge of trying to stay on top of things though, it’s become like a wicked real life memory game.

And has anybody else seen the blue and yellow streetcars? Wow, that tripped me out too.

5 Comments so far

  1. Laurie (unregistered) on March 29th, 2006 @ 5:46 pm

    The streetcars are supposed to be green who made that fucked up call?!

    Laurie


  2. j. (unregistered) on March 29th, 2006 @ 9:44 pm

    blue and yellow streetcars? i hope that’s not permanent. I don’t even like the red ones cause they’re the wrong color.


  3. Chris Martel (unregistered) on March 29th, 2006 @ 9:51 pm

    it’s the McDonald’s at Tulane & Broad.. the retro one. I was set to try and salvage the numerous glass blocks that comprised the structure, but when I passed by this morning they’d already been knocked out by the backhoe and had been either smashed all over the pavement or lifted into a dump truck. Not very green, McDonald’s!


  4. Chris (unregistered) on March 29th, 2006 @ 9:53 pm

    Maybe they demo’d the McD’s on Claiborne too, who knows. Love those McDonald’s commercials on the radio about how they are dedicated to rebuilding the community… total BULLLLLLSHIT!!


  5. Laurie (unregistered) on March 30th, 2006 @ 12:00 am

    Bleaux and yellow make green!!!!

    Laurie



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