Monday, January 24, 2005

Area Residents Shocked, Dismayed by Inevitable Changes

In a stunning revelation, residents of the University District neighborhood expressed surprise and disappointment at the inevitable growth of their corner of town. Among other unwelcome developments is the completely unforeseen encroachment of "large, dorm-like buildings" on the area surrounding a University whose population exceeds that of 96% of the cities in the state.

Resident Paul Willard, who makes a living managing cutting-edge technology on the Internet, is distressed to see modern building techniques and styles being brought to his block. The Internet system manager laments the recent and impending progress in his neighborhood, decrying it as "impersonal" (see irony). "The way things are right now are how they should stay forever, you know? Why do other people have to move here? What's wrong with where they're living now," the 35-year-old inhabitant of 5 years was imaginarily quoted as pondering.

The ongoing clash between city planners and fogey-minded residents comes to a head as Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels proposes a plan to allow taller buildings (gasp!) with the hope of encouraging growth in the area. Residents vow to fight progress, while Progress vows to march on.

P.S. (Area residents are encouraged to contact Skor about joining MNCG.)

Source: Seattle P-I
Categories: News, Local, Humor


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11:54 AM, January 24, 2005  
Blogger LotharBot said...

When the new airport was built in Denver, my mom made the suggestion that a certain radius around the airport should be labelled a "no whining zone". If you built a building or moved into one within that radius, you'd forfeit your right to complain about noise from the airport. I mean... you moved in NEXT TO THE AIRPORT! You should know they make noise, so if the noise bugs you, it's your own fault. The only people who should be allowed to complain are those who lived in that area *before* the airport construction started.

2:35 AM, January 26, 2005  

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