Localism

I used this picture, taken at the Stewart’s in Selkirk, in a presentation about communication.

donotdrink

My point was that some things, no matter how simple, still need to be explained. Things like “DO NOT DRINK” the cleaning products.

I probably did not need to mention that this was in Selkirk, but what Glenmont person can resist a Selkirk joke? You see, people may think all of Bethlehem is snooty, but in truth, the town has its own pecking order.

  1. Slingerlands people look down on Delmar
  2. Delmar is scornful of Glenmont
  3. Glenmont considers Selkirk the other side of the tracks
  4. Selkirk folks joke about Ravena

We could also go back up the scale, but suffice to say, you think anyone above you on the list is a condescending ass.

What do the people in Ravena do? They disapprove of  Coeyman’s Hollow. Coeyman’s Hollow? Westerlo. Westerlo? Medusa… and so on. You could draw a line all the way from the Capital Region to Arkansas.

Next time you generalize about Bethlehem, just remember this: it’s the Slingerlands and Delmar people who are contemptible, not the lovable crowd in Glenmont. But don’t get me started on Selkirk.

6 responses to “Localism

  1. Skip Albright

    you left out Clarksville

    as does everyone else

  2. Feura Bush – Not even an honorable mention?

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