Wednesday, September 12, 2007

People Who Cherry-Pick Durham

I'm always amused when people are drawn to Durham for some aspect, e.g., Duke, RTP but wish they were somewhere else when it comes to community.

First sign is they live in Chapel Hill, Cary, Raleigh etc. Good communities but not Durham. Next they try to convince me these communities are all "one big place" to try to realign reality to fit their preferences.

They really should have sought a job in those communities. They will always be swimming up stream... e.g., holding events outside Durham and mystified why it doesn't make sense or appeal to either community, bewildered why things won't work like it's one big place.

But mostly I feel sorry for them. They miss out on what's unique about Durham… what spawned these great institutions.

What a waste.

1 comment:

Philip Caines said...


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