Will New Westminster residents please shut up?
To all New Westies who enjoy living in our fine city—please shut up.
Like you, I'm constantly impressed by our sense of community, excellent restaurants and gorgeous architecture. However, I ask everyone to please pipe down about how great New West is to outsiders as we do not wish to attract the trout-lipped perma-tanned Yaletown, or hemp-wearing macrobiotic-munching Commercial Drive sets here.
When asked if I like living in New West, some of the stock answers I use in response are:
• It's great for wedding dress shopping, especially if you need a payday loan before you buy.
• North Delta and Annacis Island are so convenient.
And as a fun fact, I tell people New West has more dentists and paintball supply stores per capita than any other city in Canada.
People worth their salt will figure it out for themselves, but meantime, please don't let those righteous hippies and owners of tiny-dogs-dressed-like-people know what they're missing.
Let's keep this gem our slightly scruffy little secret, OK?