Originally Posted by nilan30
Me and my brother stopped there for lunch when we were driving back from Florida after my dad passed away down there. We pull into a Wendy's and get out and walk my moms dog before we go in. It was early March and probably right around the freezing mark but we left Florida in the morning where it was pretty warm.
So there's me and my brother in our golf shirts and shorts and sandals walking this little lap dog around the parking lot and everyone else is wearing toques and gortex jackets and mitts. After we eat and are heading north again, we sort of realized that the whole time we were around the restaurant and gassing up we only saw one other white guy and he was some sort of repair man and he was eating his lunch in his van. We just started lauging at how much we must have stuck out while we were there.
So, in other words, I have no idea what it's like to live around there. Just that there were a lot of black people around that Wendy's, in whatever neighbourhood we were in. Seemed like a nice area from what I remember.
I think the population is like less than 30% black.... but ATL is like the center of the black universe. EVERY black person I know has a relative in AT-lanta. Most of the black guys I work with retire to... AT-lanta.
I know exactly what you mean about sticking out in the south. When we go to FLA during the winter, I wear shorts and T shirts the whole time. They are freezing at 65 degrees. Up here we wear shorts until about December!