Grumpy neighbor blogs, isn’t happy to see us
Move-in time is a rather stressful period for everyone, but some of us handle it better than others. One neighbor who’s not quite enthused by Georgetown students’ return? “Alison,” the author of the blog Holden It Together.
In a Saturday post she welcomed us back a list of expectations, starting with this:
1) If it is at all possible, it would be lovely if you could keep your used condoms and your underwear out of my tree.
She goes on to explain that she will respectfully wait until 2 a.m. to call the police about parties, will not be amused if you throw up on her steps and would appreciate us taking care of our trash.
Overall, a fairly reasonable list of requests. But then the next day, she launched into a full-on tirade about how lazy, entitled and sweaty we all are:
Returning from my run this morning, my little slice of quiet historic DC heaven has been taken over quite literally by an army of parents carrying load after load of crap from their respective mini-vans with mid-western plates into the neighboring houses …
The actual students are standing around chatting and drinking $5 coffee … I also refrain from asking [from asking one mother for her] email addresses to send pictures of their daughters’ multiple night time visitors and panties that will inevitably end up off of their bodies and somewhere in my neighborhood …
The international students won’t arrive until the very last minute, sending their “people” to set up their houses and purchase their books. It is a wonder how they survive the school year alone, but they must have learned to wipe themselves and order in.
Inert and inept as we may be when it comes to moving, there are a few things we’re capable of, according to Alison: throwing obnoxious parties, making crime rates increase, and waging war against residents.
Nice to meet you, too, neighbor!