I live by Super Target. What does that mean?

Dallas is a weird place. I don’t think I’ve ever been to any other place that puts so much importance and status on what part of town you live in. I know people who are fiercely proud of the fact that they live in the Lower-Greenville area. When I think “new money”, I think Park Cities. When I think “old money”, I think “North Dallas”. I live in Northeast Dallas, and I’ve seriously been asked “Why do you live over there?” like I’m too young and hip and trendy and therefore belong somewhere closer to downtown.

I just watched some show on A&E about a murder-by-poison that took place in Highland Park in 1991 and how, when all was said and done, the Park Cities just shut everyone out again and ignored that something bad had ever happened. The narrator rambled on for about 10 minutes about what an effed-up place Park Cities is. There was something strangely satisfying about it. I don’t know why.

Seriously…when I started this post, I was going somewhere with it. I went to the kitchen and came back with a snack and forgot what I was doing.

Yeah…sorry about that.

2 Comments so far

  1. christie (unregistered) on June 21st, 2005 @ 4:53 pm

    Dallas has nothing going on neighborhood snobbery. I grew up in Philadelphia where they’ve elevated neighborhood one-upmanship to an art form.

    However, all Dallasites are unified by our scorn for Plain-o.

  2. incognato (unregistered) on June 27th, 2005 @ 2:15 pm

    Plain-o. That’s a good one and they deserve it. lol

    I also live on the Eastside, after being raised on the north side. it’s like a whole new city I’ve never lived in before…yeah, i know..

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