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<<I understand that you are not familiar with NYC. But, with respect, if you didn't want to talk about it, then you should not have such a big deal in your original post about the address being "In Harlem." Especially since your fear is grounded in your self-admitted ignorance about what it is really like there.

In short, you insulted the city that "you understand a lot of people love" and the city I consider my home. If you didn't want to talk about it, you should have chosen your words more carefully.>>

No, I just said I don't want to go to Harlem if I don't have to. I don't quite understand why that insults you; and why you take it personally. I mentioned it because I was dismayed that apparently the only way I could get action on this was to take a 300 mile trip to an unfamiliar place with a "bad reputation". Maybe I'm wrong; maybe it's a great place these days. Fine, you informed me, but I never made a personal attack, and now this is getting personal, which is stupid. I understand Harlem isn't as bad as I thought perhaps. I get it. It's nothing personal.

I'm starting to get annoyed now. I don't quite get what the need is to harp on me about my percieved misunderstandings of Harlem. I just don't want to go there, and you just can't convince me it's as safe as say, Winchester, VA.


I think I'm purely within my right to not want to go down there if I don't have to! Please re-read my original post. All I said is that I didn't feel like going down there. The last thing I wanted was to turn this thread into this kind of argument.

I don't want to go to Harlem. For some reason, you find that insulting. I don't see how I could have "chosen my words more carefully."

All I said was this, and I quote:

"The police in my state say it's out of their jurisdiction, the police in New York say I have to come up to New York to file a complaint in person. In Harlem. No offense to the Manhattanites in here -- I just really don't feel like taking a day trip up there right now."

What's so wrong with that?

I think you're reading into what I said a lot more than anything based in reality. Now, I'm talking about ID theft. I get your point about Harlem. Let's drop it.
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