Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Market Square -- The Open Air Drug Market

I would like a permanent police officer posted by the bus nexus in market square. Yesterday, I observed a crack deal, a real honest-to-God open-air crack deal in the hub of downtown commerce.

And I saw a fellow pushed to the ground, only to have his head split open on the concrete.

And a guy going into that nuisance bar called the "Circle Bar" asked me, "What are you looking at, faggot?" And of course, the proper response to that is "You, faggot." But, being admittedly afraid the guy was a crack dealer and therefore strapped, and also believing you just don't call people, strangers or otherwise, faggot, I just said, "Not you."

2 comments:

Celanie Polanick said...

That's TERRIBLE! Why don't you just walk to the next stop a block up? Every Pittsburgher knows that Market Square is to be avoided unless there are guitars and saxaphones there.

Derek said...

I'd propose that we should not be left to resort to such pathetic methods of coping. There's little if any decent reason why one should not be able to stroll by a local station or wave to an officer on patrol and then see such rabble dispersed from the public setting.