Christopher tm Herdt (cherdt) wrote,
Christopher tm Herdt
cherdt

gentrify the trailer park

I've been joking about trailer parks a lot lately. My friend bobbyshaftoe's band needs a practice space, so I recommended a $12,000 single-wide in a park in Whitmore Lake. Spend some money on soundproofing, I said, and then rock out.

Later I mused that if I were to live in a trailer park, I could finally get me one of them Cadillac Escalades with spinning rims with all the money I'd save on rent.

beninem had an interesting comment: could gentrification take hold in a trailer park? If young artsy types started moving to a Whitmore Lake trailer park en masse, could we drive up lot rent? Would consignment clothing boutiques open next door? Would Starbucks open up a double-wide?

All I can say is: you first, young pioneers! You have nothing to lose but your pride. And possibly your possessions to tornados.
Subscribe

  • The Inability to Recycle

    Earlier today, Nicola and I went to Maoz. Maoz is basically a fast-food place that serves a limited vegetarian menu: falafel (and toppings) and…

  • The Hidden Genius of Bottled Water

    As many of you probably know, one of my pet peeves is bottled water. The United States has excellent access to clean, safe drinking water—tap…

  • How to make friends and influence people...online

    Starting a blog comment with, "Um..." is the equivalent of entering a conversation with, "You're an idiot, and now I'm going to tell you why."…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 8 comments