all too familiar topic today: Claremont prejudice against all things Pomona.
A few weeks ago, we went to a children's birthday party here in Pomona. Not in Lincoln Park, but south of the 10 freeway. The child invited 15 friends, but in the end, nearly all of the Claremonters invited had come up with truly lame excuses for why they could not attend.
The birthday girl's mother, being from Pomona, brushed it off by saying that she didn't expect them to come. She said she knew they were either just too scared or snobby to cross the 10 freeway. Even though the birthday girl is young, I could tell she was disappointed that some of her closest friends from school were no-shows.
Knocking on wood here, but I have never had anything happen to my property or person here in Pomona. I actually hear about more random violence in Claremont than in Pomona. The recent rape of a woman by a door-to-door salesman off Towne in Claremont and the random stabbing of a woman near the Claremont Village come to mind. In Pomona, if you don't go looking for trouble, it will rarely find you. The abduction of the female student from Holt and Garey was how many years ago? Six, I think. Yet it is replayed over and over....and over as if that sort of thing happens repeatedly here.
Okay, so perhaps it' s not a great argument to say that Claremont is some dangerous place. And two of the coolest women I know are Claremonters, AND they have no problems crossing the Mason Dixon line. Not to mention DAvid "Cross-the-Line-for-a-bowl-of- noodles-any- day" Allen.
I geuss what I'm trying to say is that a bunch of Claremonters missed an awesome party here in the ghetto a few weeks back. Their loss, not ours.