Why do men always know the population of everyplace? Or, if they don’t know, they want to know?
I have never cared about the population of anywhere, and even when I look up a population, I immediately forget it.
I care if there are too many people living in too small of a space.
That’s why I don’t like San Francisco. It’s a fucking ant hill, okay? It makes my skin crawl to see those hills crowded with houses and people living cheek to jowl. I know some people love San Francisco. Good on ’em. They can have my share.
On the other hand, I like Los Angeles a lot. The people are spread out. Each area becomes a sort of urban village, and you can find absolutely anything you want in LA. And not just the disgusting stuff either. LA is a shopper’s dream.
It’s not the population – San Francisco is smaller than San Jose for God’s sake; it’s how the population lives.
I was just wondering what the population of my home town is – it is currently 34,900+ (you see I’ve already started to forget the exact number, and soon that information will be gone completely, and not missed at all). I don’t know if that’s big or small. I don’t know if it’s more or less from when I was a kid. Don’t care.
I just don’t understand what that particular number is supposed to tell you about a place. Anyone care to explain?