Problems In Paradise
Asked at Supercuts in Monterey By Jennifer Flowers
Thursday, June 6, 2002
Q: What is wrong with the Monterey Peninsula? Name something.
Follow Up: Why are you here?
A: Too many tourists. The police don''t have enough to do but pick on innocent teenagers. The sewer smells sometimes, and everything''s way too expensive-which goes back to the tourists.
Family ties? I was raised here. My family''s here. I can''t say I was born here because I was born in Hollywood.
A: Too expensive-like the houses, especially where I live in Carmel. That''s the only thing wrong with it. Good schools make it worth more.
Why pay more? Because it''s beautiful. Bottom line is that it''s worth the cost-for now.
A: Some of the ways the streets and stop signs are organized. Over in New Monterey, there are so many places you have to stop or not stop-you don''t know where to stop. It gets confusing sometimes.
Stuck in traffic? What brought me to the Peninsula was grad school at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. I''m also working at Community Partnership in development.