very well written; you've nailed it. the one constant is lack of empathy. you just can't make someone deal with their cognitive dissonance until they are ready. they see themselves as good people and therefore can do no wrong. we shouldn't be mean to them but we shouldn't cater to nonethical behavior either.
for every incident like this that gets reported by someone willing to take the abuse of the general public there are 50 more that don't get reported. i am grateful that these gals are willing to bear the ugliness of people like jollypants. that constant judgement and rudeness from strangers removes one's sense of safety in the world and wears down one's spirit.
durham needs more expensive housing and offices like a hole in the head. there are empty houses and offices all over. so, there isn't a need here. this is about the developer's want of money, period. the developer was not origonally wanting to build a place that really provides safety for the lake or affordable housing, both of which we do need. he had to be forced. the words of the southpoint develper didn't come true did they? why should anyone believe this guy? where else has he built and what did he do there? i'm curious how he defines affordable housing. what poor person, much less rich ones can get approved for a loan to buy a place there, or anywhere? the bus? that's rich. he's building shelters for a nonexistant bus system for 130 affordable houses? that math doesn't work out. must everything always be about money? i bet the developer wins in the end. they always do.
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