Comment of the Day

Reader: I Moved Back With My Parents in My 30s Because I Can't Afford This Sh*t

A recent Alan Prendergast post highlighted a sign of the times — a satirical public notice telling "all low, middle and fixed-income residents of central Denver" that "your presence is not valued" because of rapid development.

The item definitely struck a chord with our readers.

But not everyone took an anti-development stance — not even the following scribe, a single business owner in her thirties who has moved back in with her folks, partly because of high housing costs.

Here's what she had to say.

Megan Thompson writes:
The people are coming. Whether we plan for the growth or not, it is happening at a rapid rate. Whether we want the growth or not it is happening at a rapid rate. You either have a plan as it happens, or you have problems later, it's just business.

Before you judge me based on that statement, please note I'm a single business owner, who has decided it best to move back to my parents house in my 30's while I save and grow my business, so no I can't afford this shit either.

You can look at it two ways, and I'm choosing to see it as a potential for more clients and increased business. Once the boom halts, and it will, things will level off. But I'd prefer to see public figures at least making plans for growth that will come regardless.

The REAL problem here is CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS. Get that shit out of the picture and people like me can buy a small condo once they are being built again. It's driving demand/prices up.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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