geoduck wrote:chicityteacher wrote:dr123 wrote:Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Sketch =/= 1 attempted knife-stabbing + 1 attempted car jacking in the period of a few hours.
I lived in a *really* ghetto neighborhood in one of Forbes' "most miserable + violent cities" and rarely saw anything like that, even though objectively the rates of crime particularly violent crime were much higher than Seattle.
I guess it's possible but it just seems highly unlikely.
um okay you've been to seattle once or twice maybe? South seattle can get pretty sketch (although not as bad when compared to some areas such as LA, etc.. but sketch nonetheless) and if you disagree you probably don;t know the area. downtown and north seattle (where UW is) is very very nice, but south seattle is definitely kind of sketch
Any city of decent size, like Seattle, is inevitably going to have "sketch" places and people. That being said, as someone who has lived in both Seattle and Chicago, I think Seattle is working with a different spectrum of "sketch" than other cities with more drastic social problems.
I see I've caused quite a stir with my stories of sketch! As far as the knife man goes, this is what I think:
1. He was obviously mentally disturbed, and likely had no motives behind the "gonna cut you" phrase (e.g., taking our money ,etc.).
2. He saw a seemingly large and daunting group of people coming at him for about 2 minutes until we eventually ran into him, so he was probably thinking we were gonna mess with him.
3. So, he whipped out the knife just so he could walk through of us?
*To be fair, 4/6 of us were girls, and neither of us guys look menacing at all, but to some crazy dude at night, who knows.
*I have yet to explain the attempted car-jacking. I can only say that it was under that long overpass bridge thing that separates lower Pike's from upper Pike's where all the bums and such kinda hang out anyway. Doesn't seem like the best location to park your car.
Anyway, back to discussion of acceptances/rejections/waitlists