This is now the 17th day since I arrived on my 27 day stint in UD. That opening line makes it seem like I’m in rehab in the area but I’m only home until I settle on my house in the city. Being at the house where I grew up has it’s pluses and minuses like any other place. The quiet neighborhood is quite nice and the peaceful nature makes for excellent running at any time of the day. The hour commute to the city is bothersome but not horrific for a mere 27 days (although certainly one of the worst parts). It’s a great place to live if you are looking to settle down, avoid all action, and raise a family. With that being said, I want to give a few specific examples I’ve seen.
I’m going to pull a few lines from Urban Dictionary’s definition of Upper Dublin so outsiders get a clear picture of the stereotype.
Upper Dublin –
A small suburb outside of Philadelphia that’s very estranged from the rest of civilized society. The Jews are rich as hell and get drugs and alcohol to get drunk or high everyday or on the weekends with their parents money. The Asians, all of who are Korean, are just as rich as the whites but they don’t associate with anyone else except for other Asians. All the girls here are either dumb as shit and slutty or ugly and smart as balls and have no personality. There’s lots of drugs. The po9 are always out in full force, but they have no clue. You want zannies? perkaset? weed? hash? pcp? meth? coke? You got it! Come to good ole’ Upper Dublin, home of the flying Cardinals. Ever wonder why it’s the flying cardinals? That’s right-they’re high…
Snippets from Urban Dictionary probably isn’t the most accurate so I’m going to give a few more well thought out observations.