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I used to blog here mostly using local photos about my neighborhood or Washington DC or other places I visited. But I took a break from the blog for a few months and then found myself posting about crafts and sewing projects I have done or are doing. These involve fabric recycling or re-use and refashioning of clothes, or other frugalities. I've left up the previous blogs and may occasionally revert to those topics again. May your days be blessed with miracles, surprises and creativity too!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Graffiti is Like Dog Poop

I'm really annoyed and pissed off by the graffiti guys in our neighborhood who think they can put their stupid initials or signs on our garage doors with cans of black spray paint that they get at Home Depot. Are they young kids just trying it out or are they drug thugs signaling the alley is theirs? Do these letters have some meaning or are they some code words that only the gang knows? I've seen the same words or letter combinations sprayed elsewhere so it's clearly the work of some neighborhood jerks. It's like cat piss on house furniture, or dog poop on the sidewalk, or barf left on the floor;  totally annoying and unnecessary and causes work for someone else.  Someone will have to go out the back alley and clean up their mess, taking valuable time away from something else more important.  It means not only having to scrape it off, but also clean the marred area and re-paint it. It means a good two or three hours of aggravation.  I just can't find anything positive about it at all. I also realize I haven't reported this assault on my property to the police -- knowing full well that it will take an hour of my valuable time to go down to the local police station and file a written complaint, probably with some surly or lazy police clerk who doesn't want to deal with something so "unimportant" and I will have to persuade him or her that my complaint is valid, that I want these vandals found and I don't want it to happen again. And ask them what they are going to do about this rash of  graffiti in our neighborhood and probably listen to some claptrap about how nothing can be done about it. Maybe I'm just being negative and they will be glad I'm filing the complaint!  I'll blog on that when I do it! No matter what, I then have to find the time to clean up SOMEONE ELSE'S MESS.

3 comments:

  1. I discovered that the city has an anti graffiti program where you send in the form and they will remove the graffiti for you, so I sent the form in yesterday and will check and see how long it takes to get removed.

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  2. It only took a day!!! for the graffiti to be removed by the City! Amazing gift!

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  3. so apologies to the police department for my cynicism and kudos to DC for having an anti graffiti program. Who knew?

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