|When 20,000 new thieves and criminals repopulate Athens, everyone unlocks their doors.|
Drunk, or Athens?
It would seem logical to lock the doors when leaving your valuables, especially after 20,000 new people repopulate the sleepy town.
But students don’t think that way—perhaps maybe because they aren’t thinking at all. It is possible everyone is so drunk with happiness, because they’re drunk with alcohol, that they forget to lock their doors before stumbling uptown.
But this mass unlocking of doors isn’t capable in Columbus, or in Cleveland, or in New York; it happens in Athens. It happens in Athens because the homes that hug the city center are dominated by students that run on all hours: sometimes they’re drunk at 10:30 a.m., sometimes they’re drunk at 5 a.m. Sometimes they’re studying at 3 a.m., and sometimes they’re eating a five-course feast of Ramen and peanut butter at 3 a.m.
Because 20,000 students, who live within a two-mile radius of one another, subscribe to this universal lack of schedule, the lack of schedule is in itself a form of community crime watch that is capable solely in Athens.
Show Athens some love.