(Short North street walker taking a rest)
By ART MCGREGOR
Blog on the Run editor
Whenever you hear someone say the word "misconception" they usually follow it with a positive anecdote about the subject of the "misconception."
(i.e. You know, a lot of people think that McDonald's in the German Village has shitty service and it takes 21 minutes in the drive-thru lane to get two hash browns and an orange juice. That's a misconception. The service is great! I went and it only took me nine minutes and no cars were in front of me!)
Monkey wrench time.
There's a misconception around Columbus that the Short North is the home of the good looking and well-to-do. Well, maybe there's a lot of well-to-do people.
Dude there are some serious trolls walking around that area of town. The Short North has far more weirdo-looking people than the German Village. Go eat lunch at Betty's in a window seat facing High Street at around noon.
Think about it ... do you ever see the homeless strange when eating at the Mohawk or Club 185?
I have never seen so many 80-something homeless, looking old ladies. The males seemed to top out around the age of 73.
It's probably harder being a homeless woman, so I'm surprised they live longer.
At least they do in the Short North.