(This is not in any way meant to offend or be rude, it's just stereotypical and what we see.)
~ Rent is cheaper than any one of your friend's.
~ The front stairs (and back porch) are made of some pretty questionable quality wood.
~ The place you live is the same quality as the apartments your company rehabs.
~ You and your room-mate are 2 of the 5 white people on the whole street.
~ The police drive down the street at least once a day - sometimes 2 or 3.
~ Some lady stops you as you leave your house to sell you some "toys" for the bedroom out of a black plastic garbage bag.
~ You see on average one cockroach per day (although mostly outside).
~ You've never seen your neighbor downstairs without alcohol in his hand.
~ The guys downstairs are high more often than not.
~ When friends come to visit - they refuse to stay the nite because they don't want anything to happen to their car.
~ You feel the need to lock your front door behind you, even if it's the middle of the day.
~ Cops come to your front door, ask for ID, and start questioning you about who lives in the apartment and how long you've lived there.
But of course none of these happen to us.... We don't live in the ghetto...