There is one good thing that came out of Trump’s terrible comments on Baltimore, where I have lived since 1976. A company that sells rat-themed merchandise has had sales increase. I have bought a lot of stuff from Rat Czar and recommend their products. I have t-shirts, glasses, a magnet, stickers and a tote bag.
I don’t mean to make light of a serious and real problem but I do think the stuff is funny.
Baltimore is not first in rat population. We’re behind Washington among other places. Trump doesn’t care about Baltimore or the rat problem – he just wanted to attack Congressman Cummings. I have thought that “Ben” should be the official song of Baltimore. If you don’t know the song, it was a love song to a rat sung by Michael Jackson as the theme song to the filmBen (1972).
The Baltimore Sun ran an article today about Mee Jun Low, a small cheap Chinese restaurant on Mulberry Street in downtown Baltimore many years ago.
I recall one time I was there with a friend. He asked the waitress if they had a cigarette machine. She said no but she would give him one of hers.
The 1978 edition of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA) Bawlamer guide said:
“At the end of your “meal” in the garish den of Mee Jun’s, you’ll wonder why you bothered to try to find the location, climb the narrow stairs, attempt to decipher the faded menu, and figure out what you were really eating. Not for the faint at heart. Entrees $2.50-$6.75.”