At the apartment building where I live in downtown Dickinson, there are not enough parking spaces in the parking lot for each resident to have one. Each night there are usually about ten residents who have to park their vehicle on the street beside the building.
Last week, a new resident in the apartment building parked his older Dodge sedan on the street on Saturday evening, and someone ran into it, completely destroying it, and then they drove away. This resident’s vehicle was about fifteen years old, and it was worth about $2,500. I am sure that he did not have comprehensive insurance coverage on this vehicle because it was not worth very much. So just like that, he was without a vehicle, out about $2,500, and probably without any money to buy a replacement vehicle.
About two months ago, I wrote about a foreigner resident in the apartment building where I live, getting his vehicle ticketed for being parked in the same spot on the street for more than 48 hours. The battery in his vehicle was dead, and he did not understand that his vehicle was going to get towed if he didn’t move it to a different spot. His vehicle got towed away, and within one week, the tow and storage fees were $405, and after that there no was chance that he was ever going to get his vehicle back.
This is a low-rent apartment building where I live, and it is sad to see that so many of my neighbors never get ahead. It is like they take one step forward, and two steps back. Every time they start to get back on their feet, they get knocked back down again.
One of the things that is so perilous about this neighborhood where I live, is the car crashes. The street that I live on is not a main thoroughfare, the speed limit is 25 mph, and it is a straight road. However, in the less than two years that I have lived in this neighborhood, there have been five car crashes next to where I live.
I thought back on everywhere that I had lived in my 47 years of life, prior to moving to this neighborhood in downtown Dickinson, and I counted five vehicle accidents on or around my previous residences. In my seven years of living in Tampa with over 1 million people, there were only two vehicle accidents at the apartments where I lived. In Dickinson, with less than 25,000 people, in less than two years there have been five vehicle accidents beside where I live.
Many people in Dickinson now are a special kind of stupid, it’s hard to explain exactly. Historically, the people in Dickinson were farmers and blue-collar workers, these types of people normally have common sense. The people in Dickinson though they might have been poor, they were not white-trash because they were honest and there was very little theft in Dickinson.
I don’t know how it happened, but all of a sudden it was like the offspring of the farmers and blue-collar workers in Dickinson had attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, plus a methamphetamine addiction, making them run around and drive vehicles like weasels.
People used to be described as professional, white-collar, tradespeople, blue-collar, white, white-trash, red-neck, hillbilly, yankee, black, poor black, Hispanic, Asian etcetera, and these terms were sufficient to give an idea of the person’s characteristics.
Many people in Dickinson do not fall into any of the above categories or descriptions. Many of the people in Dickinson could be described as ADHD meth addict weasels, because of their erratic, hyperactive, non-thinking, irresponsible, stupid, destructive behavior, especially when driving a vehicle.