Dear Lifelong Parkie

Lifelong Parkie, I thought about responding to your comments but I figured, nah, I’ll save that for the newspaper. Since you don’t read my column anymore I thought I’d give you a heads up, buy a November 12 issue. This one’s for you, Baby.

What did Lifelong Parkie say?

Lifelong Parkie @ October 29, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Merritt is there some reason, you as a transplant to our wonderful city, are so incredibly disrespectful to our Mayor? Is it something he said or did?
If this is so aweful a place to live, move somewhere else. I thought for a while your columns were somehwat humorous, i don’t bother to read them anymore because they are repugnant to the people who built this community.
Before I realized the identity of Lifelong Parkie, I had this image stuck in my head.

21 thoughts on “Dear Lifelong Parkie

  • November 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm
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    I remember that comment and I often wonder if there is a manual for being “from” anywhere. I think it is more a state of mind. I hope everyone stays kind on this one.

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  • November 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm
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    Blog readers love a good cat fight

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  • November 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm
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    I just love the use of ‘aweful’.

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  • November 9, 2010 at 3:02 pm
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    I think there are few things more pathetic than a “lifelong” anything. How sad it must be to never experience any variety in residence, views, political opinions, or anything else.

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  • November 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm
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    My parents moved to HP when I was 3, am I still a transplant?

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  • November 9, 2010 at 4:24 pm
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    Well, there is some “merritt” to lifelongparkie’s assertion. Park Cities was once a tight community made up mostly of conservative Texans with a lifestyle that was purposely maintained in so many ways. It has been overrun by yankees that put Obama signs in their front yards and say that our ways are “backwards”. Waaah.
    Can’t wait for all the haters to respond to this.

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  • November 9, 2010 at 4:41 pm
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    I’m a lifelong Parkie and so are my parents and guess what? We all voted for Obama!

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  • November 9, 2010 at 4:51 pm
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    LMW,

    I see a compound filled with “like minded people” in some rural location in your future.

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  • November 9, 2010 at 5:05 pm
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    As a sidenote to the bullying post below, I once confronted the parent of a bully. Her response? “I’ll have you know I’ve lived here my entire life!” Not really sure how that is relevant, but I guess that “lifelongparkie” thing prohibits “outsiders” from confronting the parents of bullies! LOL! And although I wasn’t born here, I’ve been in the Park Cities for about 30 years!!

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  • November 9, 2010 at 6:08 pm
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    Mainzer,
    you went to HPHS. check
    did you go to UT or SMU?
    did you go to Camp Longhorn?

    You’re pretty much in but can’t call yourself “lifelong parkie.”

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  • November 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm
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    @ Steve,
    Graduated from HPHS, didn’t go to UT or SMU, politics lean a little liberal. So where do I stand?

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  • November 10, 2010 at 8:07 am
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    Mainzer, I think most would say you stand tall as someone who knows the community well, and who bring refreshing ideas and another political dynamic to table.

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  • November 10, 2010 at 1:20 pm
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    That is hilarious. NF, it would hard to kiss ass any more blatantly than that. Oh, you’re killing me… too funny.

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  • November 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm
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    The biggest revelation in this post is that Merritt is finally writing columns again! Back-to-back weeks even! We’ve missed the irreverence.

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  • November 10, 2010 at 5:47 pm
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    @N.F., Why so silent on the thread about the Davis email/letter that you somehow had access to see?

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  • November 10, 2010 at 8:29 pm
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    ” It has been overrun by yankees that put Obama signs in their front yards and say that our ways are “backwards”.

    @LMW: don’t be an ignorant asshat

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  • November 11, 2010 at 10:04 am
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    Simon, don’t you have some kind protest or rally to attend?

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  • November 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm
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    LMW-The Village is a movie that encapsulates your viewpoint.

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  • November 13, 2010 at 10:06 am
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    Matt, I am in total agreement with you. When I hear someone say that they’ve lived here their entire lives, I feel sorry for them.

    They are so proud of this non-achievement, it’s baffling to the rest of us who have had the pleasure of experiencing life outside of the Park Cities. This is a terrific place to live for many reasons, but it’s not perfect, and in the end, pretty limited in supplying assortment or variety of any kind.

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  • November 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm
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    I remember this post from this “parkie” suggesting that Merritt move somewhere else, and I think Merritt hit the nail on the head!! From my limited experience with her (we have children that attend the same school, and that’s the extent of our commonality in her mind), she is a self righteous, judgmental person who “thinks” she knows everything, and I believe she will read this, and she deserves to know there are people who don’t care for her particular type of nasty no matter her address! It’s like “GET REAL already”. Thanks for putting “that” it it’s proper place.

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  • November 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm
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    There’s a book called “The Sociopath Next Door” that comes to mind when I hear about lifetime parkie.

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