18 June 2012

Invasion of the lemon suckers

My neighborhood is invaded by people who have no sense of community and sharing. Yesterday was the outdoor flea market, and the weather was evil. Windy and rainy. Visitor count was low and everybody looked like they had sucked lemons. Some had moved the fleas out of the rain and into the gates leading into the fenced off backyards. I stood at the entrance and looked in, just to see what was hidden behind all these houses. A woman yelled at me: "Excuse me! HELLO!" "This is private property, please respect that." "I am just looking, is it causing you any harm?" "It is causing the co-op board harm!" Seriously? This is no different that the bullies at Folkets Park, yelling at you to get out.

It makes me sick to my stomach that my cosy hood is swarmed with these people. They lived here for five minutes, bought a share in an apartment, and now they feel in their right to scold the neighbors for even glancing at their garden. Yuck!

Fortunately others are more welcoming:

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Vesterbro by the meat packing district. 

Stop and join

Stop and join.

That's more like it.


12 comments:

  1. "Invasion Of The Lemon Suckers" is such a cool title. I´m going to use it if it´s Ok with you, Sandra.

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    1. Hahaha, absolutely Bert, run with it. :D

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  2. Øv, så er jeg ked af, at jeg pressede dig til at gå derned! Der er heldigvis også flinke folk heromkring, men måske bare lidt længere ude af Nørrebrogade ;)

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    1. Ha, hvor sjovt er det dig? Du skal skam ikke føle skyld, det var godt at få løftet sløret for den slags smålighed. Straks i gabestokken med dem, du. Helst inden de får bygget elektrisk hegn og ansætter privat vagtværn. Det har de iøvrigt allerede (vagter, altså) længere nede, i den gamle hyggelige gård med antikhallen, der blev overtaget af Saxobank og nu er aflåst.

      Men der er masser af søde Nørrebro'ere endnu. Jeg ser dem hver dag. :-)

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    2. Ja ja. Jeg er alle vegne.

      Hernede i min ende af Nørrebrogade (ved stefanskirken-agtigt) har vi ikke vagter ved vores gård. Så folk går ind og sidder på vores bænke. Lidt pudsigt. Men jeg har endnu ikke set nogen råbe af dem.

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    3. Nårh, hyggeligt. Den var ikke gået i Ravnsborggade. Det er udrensningen, den er som en pest, og dem der flytter til har ingen fornemmelse for det gamle Nørrebro. Ad. Bliver hængende lidt endnu, så de kan lære det. :D

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  3. Men måske har damen oplevet indbrud, folk der tisser i hendes gård osv osv. Ikke at det retfærdiggør hendes råben af dig.

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    1. Det har hun sikkert, hun har jo belånt sig til en andelslejlighed på indre Nørrebro. Men hun har ingen undskyldning for eller ret til at te sig som om hun ejer den luft vi indånder, eller at nægte folk at se i retning af hendes andelsforenings baggård. Det er simpelthen uhørt.

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  4. Maybe they don't want you to know the colour of the underwear hanging from the lines or how many wine bottles are in the recycling bins.... top secret, you know. It would spoil all of their "co-op" plans for taking over Nørrebro. Geesh! Some people should just take some valium... ;)
    We're in town- I'll email you.
    PS: My kids LOVED the fruit playpark at Bopa. We were there for a good hour yesterday. Priceless!

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    1. Yay, Celena, I look forward to meeting you!

      And how cool that your kids loved the fruits. The ones I saw loved it too. :-)

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  5. I agree with Bert, this is a cool title. I'm sorry you find this attitude in CPH. I was punched on purpose by a guy (in his late 50s?) while I was stading at the subway train door, waiting for him to get off the train. He came to me and punched. This was not a crazy looking or homeless person, just a regular guy. This makes me angry, this is the main reason why I don't like Paris, those people. They are so miserable they want everybody to be miserable, and in my case, they sometimes succeed. They bring the worst in me. Oh dear, I need to go back to yoga.

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    1. The Parisians are kind of rude too, I agree. But why would someone punch you, when you were making room for him? And you being a woman? Uncool.

      I only tried yoga once, and it did the opposite for me, than everyone else. Liiiiisten to your heart, block all other sounds. As IF. For me, getting the pulse up works much better. Most idiots become invisible that way, at least right afterwards. Ah.

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