We have an observation.
There seem to be more @$$#013$ on the streets lately. Case in point – Saturday night we’re waiting for the tram at Wroclawska about 9 PM. There are a couple groups of men who’ve had too much to drink and are loud and belligerent. We’ve spent a lot of time waiting for trams at this stop, and this is unusual. A tram comes by that doesn’t go to our stop, but it’s in the right direction. So we hop on thinking we’ll get away from the goons. What do you know? They get on too.
The next evening about the same time we’re coming home from the old square. Rather than go to Wroclawska, which seems to have gone down hill lately, we go to Pl. Wielkopolski, and sure enough, there’s a young man who couldn’t walk a straight line coming up the the stop. He crosses to the other side of the tracks and engages in some animated conversation with another man until he’s finally given a cigarette. As he’s returning to our side of the tracks, our tram arrives, but the driver has to stop short because this guy is standing in the middle of the tracks, just starring him down. That went on for several seconds before he finally wobbled out of the way.
Is the rising Warta bringing out the crazies? Is the city becoming more coarse? Will this boorish behavior become the new norm? Does City Hall wish I was on the payroll so they would have editorial control of this content?