White Picket Fence circa 2009

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Submitted by poway_seller on February 26, 2009 - 9:17am

So I was driving through the neighborhood the other day, and came across this house. I had to circle back and take a photo. The picture speaks volumes about what the new reality of America's white picket fence stands for in this housing market.

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Submitted by jpinpb on February 26, 2009 - 9:34am.

That's just so sad.

Submitted by poway_seller on February 26, 2009 - 3:25pm.

sad?

Submitted by Coronita on February 26, 2009 - 3:44pm.

I don't get it. Can you explain?

Submitted by poway_seller on February 26, 2009 - 3:52pm.

flu, you can't be serious?

It's a parody of the old american dream about wanting to have a house with a white picket fence. In this housing climate, the white picket fence dream is now pictured much differently.

I forgot, engineers have no sense of humor.

Submitted by Coronita on February 26, 2009 - 5:11pm.

poway_seller wrote:
flu, you can't be serious?

It's a parody of the old american dream about wanting to have a house with a white picket fence. In this housing climate, the white picket fence dream is now pictured much differently.

I forgot, engineers have no sense of humor.

ouch, that hurts :) No, sorry, i can't relate to the dream of having a white picket fence. I'm an equal opportunity fence loving kind of person.

Submitted by jpinpb on February 26, 2009 - 5:15pm.

Sad that the American Dream of house and picket fence is reduced to that. Funny, but mostly sad to see that kind of deterioration. I grew up where everyone had a picket fence, so kinda pathetic in a way. This is what it's come to.

Submitted by Coronita on February 26, 2009 - 5:17pm.

It probably is sadder that if you flip over that pictured fence, it says "Made In China"

Submitted by jpinpb on February 26, 2009 - 5:18pm.

It's appropriate. Our dollar value shrinking, along w/the fence.

Submitted by Coronita on February 26, 2009 - 5:24pm.

Do you think there is lead in that white paint? How about a nice slide in the backyard?

Lol "chinesetoyrecall"

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n231/...

Submitted by jpinpb on February 26, 2009 - 5:26pm.

ROFLMAO. flu - too funny.

Submitted by svelte on February 26, 2009 - 8:35pm.

I hope you know that those little white fences have been sold for decades as garden borders - they just aren't used much anymore which is why some of the younger folks on here might not recognize them. When I was a teen, almost every house with residents over 50 had those damn things in their front yard.

I would imagine that the resident in the photo attached to this post placed them there at the corner of the yard by the driveway to discourage bikes/people/cars from cutting the corner short which would encourage a nice little mudhole to develop.

There is some humor I just don't get. Adam Sandler. Conan. Pauly Shore. And apparently this thread. But to each, his/her own.

Submitted by jpinpb on February 26, 2009 - 8:36pm.

Come on. The Chinese Toy Recall was hilarious.

Submitted by citydweller on February 26, 2009 - 8:58pm.

Yes, the slide/shredder photo was pretty hilarious!

Submitted by Coronita on February 26, 2009 - 9:11pm.

so much for the enginerd not having a sense of humor :) I was rotflao when i saw the slide shredder.

Submitted by PadreBrian on February 26, 2009 - 10:55pm.

:shrug: Just looks like the guy was trying to keep people from driving on that corner grass. Let it grow for a while. Just a bad driveway/street cut-out.

Submitted by Ricechex on February 26, 2009 - 11:37pm.

LOL that was too funny! Good one Poway Seller.

Submitted by urbanrealtor on February 27, 2009 - 12:18am.

Is that photo in Allied Gardens?

Submitted by poway_seller on March 5, 2009 - 11:40am.

Yeah, it is. I assume you saw that home too?

BTW, I KNOW the owner was trying to prevent traffic on that corner of his lawn because you can see water leaking from the sidewalk. It's obvious they do not consider this a fence, but just to protect the lawn.

I saw it for the parody of the situation.

Again, latter comments prove to me a sense of humor is hard to come by when you live in a world of 0's and 1's.

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Submitted by Coronita on March 5, 2009 - 11:57am.

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