Open letter to the ghetto mainlanders who invade South Beach every weekend.
This is just the ramblings of a South Beach resident who is curious about what drives and motivates the hordes of ghetto people that drive into South Beach every weekend. I think I speak for most of the people who actually live in South Beach.
First off, I find it amazing that even in the blistering heat many of you still insist on driving with the windows open. Is it so we can all listen to what youíre playing in your car? Youíre not impressing anyone especially since the only thing you listen to is hip-hop. I find especially obnoxious when itís late at night and many of you still insist on listening to your music at full blast even in residential areas. I can only imagine the reaction Iíd get if I drove through Liberty City at 3:00 A.M. blasting Metallica non-stop. But since I donít Iíd like to have the same courtesy shown toward me.
When I drive through other parts of Miami I also donít litter. Iíd appreciate the same courtesy also. Itís depressing to find beer bottles, soda cans, McDonaldís wrappers all over the street every time I go jogging. Do everyone a favor and use a garbage can, thatís what theyíre there for.
What I find the most amusing is how many people insist on going cruising all night up and down Washington and Ocean. Whatís the purpose in that? Gas is insanely expensive and donít you get bored just driving around all night? I totally understand if you have a destination in mind such as a club, restaurant, etc. but to just drive around seems kind of juvenile. Or do you cruise up and down South Beach so that you can yell at all the girls? I admire all the ladies too but I doubt too many girls are ready to jump into a car packed with thugs. I suggest parking your car and try to mingle you might have better luck.
No, Iím not a elitist racist if thatís what youíre all thinking. I do believe that South Beach belongs to everyone but that doesnít give anyone the right to annoy and harass the residents of South Beach who pay good money for the privilege of living here. Just follow some simple rules, be polite and courteous and there will never be any friction.