Tuesday, April 25, 2006

At Some Point You Have To Let Go

My brother and I have been talking about going up to the UFPJ protest in NYC on Saturday. This is apparently a source of great consternation for our die-hard Republican parents, both of whom grew up in the NYC area, my mom in Brooklyn and my dad in New Jersey just outside the city. I think it's the location of the protest rather than the protest itself that has them so worked up. They claim New York is scary and dangerous, despite not having been there in the last 25 years or so. Said my appalled authoritarian father to my fairly permissive mother, "You're not going to let them ride the subway, are you?!"

Hey Dad, maybe you didn't get the memo, but I'm thirty years old. You are not the boss of me!


Melissa said...

NYC is NOT scary. I moved here at 23 years old, didn't know a soul, and have yet to have a bad NYC experience.


Melissa said...

Ok, I just read on Brian's site that you are scared of the subways. I am telling you right now, the subway system is one of the safest places to be. There's a million people on it with you, which means 999,999 people willing to kick some "gansta's" ass should he be so bold as to try anything. Believe me when I tell you this. I've been here 5 years and have never once been mugged, raped, attacked, etc.

Megan said...

I'm really not scared of the subway! That is just a story my mom is telling Brian so he'll feel guilty for wanting me to go.

Welcome to my family: we are ALL about the guilt trip.

We'll be there. . .