Friday, June 14, 2013

Meme: How To Tell If You Are In A Bad Neighborhood?

Meme: How To Tell If You Are In A Bad Neighborhood?


A couple of days ago, I was sharing my observations on Facebook about relative levels of security awareness held by small business owners in a couple of Detroit neighborhoods. During the process, I stumbled upon material for a new meme: How To Tell If You Are In A Bad Neighborhood.

Some people live in a bad neighborhood but don't know it. So, here are my hints - tongue in cheek - to determine if you do:

- If kids sent outside to play can't leave the front yard, you are probably in a bad neighborhood.

- If nobody actually "dines in" at the local fast food restaurants, you are probably in a bad neighborhood.

If the only place you can spend money is a Coney Island, a liquor store, a gas station, or a dollar store, you might be in a bad neighborhood.

If everybody you meet has a "street name," you might be in a bad neighborhood.

If you have to get patted down before you can order pancakes, you might be in a bad neighborhood.

If the local taxi has already removed the door lock caps and locks the doors as soon as you get in, you are probably in a bad neighborhood.

If the grass at your local park is at least three feet tall, you might live in a bad neighborhood.

If you can buy "Lucys" at the convenience store, you might be in a bad neighborhood.

If your local bank has metal detectors built into the doors, you might be in a bad neighborhood.

If you can buy weed and gas at the local station, you might be in a bad neighborhood.

If you need to step over broken glass bottles and blunt wrappers to enter a business, you might be in a bad neighborhood.

If the business you are visiting has a "No Mask or Hoodies Allowed" sign on the front door, you might be in a bad neighborhood.

If the business you are visiting has to buzz you into the building, you might be in a bad neighborhood.

- If the business you are visiting has security glass separating you from the employees, you might be in a bad neighborhood.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

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