Postcard #106: "Animosity"
HELLO FROM CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA-LAND OF BEAUTY
The golden state is a land of exciting scenery – of people on the move – snow cap mountains – desert in bloom – the mighty Pacific Ocean – all connected by the fabulous Freeways.
I am riding on the bus in Portland for the first time. We reach a stop and older gentleman with a ragged greying beard walks up to the front of the bus but stops before getting off. He turns to us and says aloud.
“I’m from L.A. and you folks from Oregon can go fuck yourselves.” He pointed at us. Me, even though I’ve only lived here a month. He got off the bus and put a cigarette in his lips. He locked eyes with us through the tinted glass. Perhaps hoping one of us would storm off the bus to defend, Oregon my Oregon.
Transcribed by jjwood687 on Fiverr.
Jesus Christ Tom...would it kill you to proofread once in a while? Anyway, this was the first time I saw hostility from LA directed at Portland. Talking to people around here and you get a feeling that people from Portland do not care for people from California.