The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

I still love you, Oakland


Yeah, so, I live in San Francisco, but I work in Oakland.

I love Oakland. I think it’s a great town that gets a bad rap. Some people talk about Oakland like the entire city is just like the Tenderloin, which is definitely not the case. But sure, like all cities, it’s got its good areas and its bad areas.

Unfortunately, my office isn’t far from one of the bad areas.

Coworkers’ cars have been broken into, and someone has been stealing employee’s registration stickers off their cars, too. There’s questionable people lingering about and occasionally they like to yell at you. Sometimes they call you an asshole, sometimes they tell you that you’ve got a hot ass. I’ve written here before about the creepy trailers and child-molester vans that are always parked around our office.

Last week, what appears to be a nightstand was ditched near our office. It’s really beat up and the drawers have been removed. I walked by it every day after I park my car and wonder if the City of Oakland is going to come and get it. Of course, I’m just lying to myself. I know deep down that they aren’t. Well, today office buddy Paul noticed that there is now stuff inside the nightstand: Needles.

I don’ t know if the locals are using it as their own personal needle exchange program, and I don’t want to know. All I know is I need to find a new place to park my car.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

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