I really don't think the letter is satire. I used to work for a family in a very ritzy neighborhood that told me not to open the door on Halloween for this very reason.
As a former nanny, I would've laughed so hard if anyone asked me to handle this pail business, wet or dry, idc.
My mom did this. My parents have been married 25 years. It's not romantic but it worked?
I live in DC and I bike to work most days, although it does involve some non-ideal paths (including 3 blocks of sidewalk and people turning onto the highway even when I have the light.) I like it. I wouldn't do it if it took more than 30 minutes, or I had to carry around more than my lunch and my gym bag in my panniers.
I'm happy for you and that fair sounds so great! I would bring like five lactaid pills and go nuts.
As a fellow DC-gentrifier, I really appreciated this article, and I don't think the fact that it has no solution and that it is full of rage makes it any less well-written. Yes, it makes it frustrating, but if there was some neat way to solve the problems that come with gentrification, we'd probably know about them already. It's enough for an article to give you something to think about, it doesn't have to solve the problems of the world.
This seems like a good idea, but sometimes reading about new, improved antirape devices makes me feel like we're distracting ourselves from bringing about some new, improved antirape attitudes from men.
What a great idea! And what a sweet birthday party.
I really loved this.