There Goes the Neighborhood: 8 Ratchet Things You See When The Temperature Rises

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April 6, 2012 ‐ By IndigoBlack

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It’s getting warmer outside, and with the change in weather comes a change in mood–folks want to be outside! But also with a change in weather comes a whole lot of ratchetness. From too little clothes to very aggressive men, when the weather takes a turn for the better, people act a hot a** mess. Keep your eye out for these things and people:

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Booty Alert

And this is applicable to both sexes. When it gets warm outside, everybody seems anxious to pull out their revealing pieces. Men wear dingy draws and wear their jeans around their thighs (instead of pulled up), and the minute it gets hot, women throw on leggings and little T-shirts. Just a reminder, unless you are a dancer, leggings are not meant to be real pants. Please throw on a tunic or flowing shirt and cover your butt. I’ll never forget when I spent time in Harlem with a friend last May and a woman wore shorts that literally had her butt cheeks out. Who thought it was a good idea to let her go out the house like that? I have no clue, but don’t let it happen to you.

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  • Kameria06

    I agree 100%. I absolutely HATE leggings…..it seems that I see them all year around, but it’s worse come spring/ summertime.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LKQE4UQRBBVNOIRAL4EB2SPCWI Jen

    What about the girls in booty shorts and damn UGG boots?

  • Jrzsnfst609

    The pix of the old men loitering had me weak at my desk…that was so friggging fun….

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roni-Clark/1061005160 Roni Clark

    This article was totally on point!!!

  • MM82

    In the South its cruising. I can barely make it home sometimes without running into the large crowd of people who decide to jump in their car/mom’s car and block around the same neighborhoods.

  • Nitty

    I just can’t..

  • FromUR2UB

    That foot had a serious bunion didn’t it?  It looked like a seal flipper with nail polish.  How do you get a foot like that inside a shoe?  It seems like the shoes would have to have 45 degree angles. 

    Those people who are throwing diapers on the sidewalk, aren’t looking for trash receptacles anyway.  They just dispose of them anywhere they happen to be.  And these are somebody’s mothers or fathers!  Yikes! Nasty.

    The ones playing loud music all night, well, it’s not like THEY have anywhere to be the next day. What’s the problem?

    • Nitty

      Wao.
      Time lost on this huh?
      Read a book

      • FromUR2UB

        WTH is ‘wao’?  Is that ‘wow’?  It’s only three letters and one syllable….

        And dispose of your diapers properly!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WOOUXQ2FHPZNF6LYKRK2TQQ7CY AngelaIse

    I love the elderly full figured ladies who wear the classic summer mumu, with rollers in their hair, their Rotweiller running behind, bat in tow, that will run you off, and tell you to take that foolishness somewhere else. ROTFL.  There is one no matter where you live, doesn’t whether if you are black, white  or green with yellow polka dots.

    There is also the crew of elderly ladies and men that sit out or on the phone with one another laughing at the hot messes rolling around and going, MMM   :/ 

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  • Ifuaskme2

    LOL. As a fellow NYer I can relate. I’d also like to add cops who stop any man of color driving a nice car. They really up the ante in the summer. And people throwing a BBQ on the sidewalk complete with a DJ so you have to walk in the street to get by. And they don’t even live on the bock.

  • HUGH KEN SOCKETT

    How could they not add them illegally opened fire hydrants with a crowd of Bay-bay’s kids running around them?

    • Nitty

      Ha ha haaa..
      i can’t

      • FromUR2UB

        Obviously.  You haven’t yet.

  • Dramaking

    They forgot to add fighting!  but dang!!!  why you gotta put nyc on blast?  theres crazy kids and smelly garbage in other cities too!

    • Imahrtbrkbeat

      I know, especially in Miami and in Atlanta…but I feel like something extra is in the water in NYC. I’ve spent summers there as far back as I can remember, and I continue to until this day…I just feel like it’s getting worse! Maybe it’s just too many children in general…

    • ZibyFortunine

      NYC gets humid in the summer, and I think that we aren’t as prepared for it as places in the south where it’s hot for more of the year. There’s not a lot of central air. Still though, if you wanna feel better about being in NYC, look at London. Air conditioning is not common and ventilation in general is not good. They seem to explain it away that it’s not hot that much, but it still gets up there and I like it cool. :) Still a great city but they need to get the air moving up in there.

  • juliemango

    Sun Is Shinin De weder IS Sweet Make U wana Move ya Dancin Feet…BobM. By comparison Toronto is tame/conservative. A clean City. Known for its clean City Streets!!!

  • Chanda

    Tourists coming to Ocean City that can’t drive for sh!t, causing car accidents and holding up the traffic. Stop trying to drive so dang fast! Making people late for work due to your foolishness!

    The loiterers are a mess! You’d think they’d at least get summer jobs at Micky Ds or a hotel job but some are old as dirt or on “disability”. Some just don’t wanna do anything but hang outside from 8am to midnight and holla at everything that walks by. 

  • ZibyFortunine

    Wow, this is a great article. You’re so right. When the temperatures go up, people get a little hasty and impatient, and things can go bad real fast. Please everyone, remember to take care of your body in the heat. Drink cold water, try to stay in the shade. Also, keep in mind that humidity is a big part of what makes most people hot. Summer can be fun, but the weather is no joke. Stay safe, and thanks for this article.

    • HUGH KEN SOCKETT

       And don’t forget – wash yo @$$!

      • Numero Uno

        YES!!! Too many forget this very important step. They just spray on a little body splash and go on bout their day thinking that’s sufficient. lmao.

      • Numero Uno

        YES!!! Too many forget this very important step. They just spray on a little body splash and go on bout their day thinking that’s sufficient. lmao.

      • Numero Uno

        YES!!! Too many forget this very important step. They just spray on a little body splash and go on bout their day thinking that’s sufficient. lmao.

      • Numero Uno

        YES!!! Too many forget this very important step. They just spray on a little body splash and go on bout their day thinking that’s sufficient. lmao.

    • Nitty

      Thanx mommiee..
      stop it.we know

  • The ratchet one

    I’m looking forward to seeing the old heads with baby powder on their chests this.Ya’ll forgot the tights and leggings,homemade shorts,people BBQing at 2am,large amounts of crab legs laying about,people wearing sunglasses at night and mass amount of children who will still be outside after 10pm.

    • Imahrtbrkbeat

      YES! The baby powder…after the age of 12, there is no excuse for you to smell like baby powder…walking around looking like Ashy Larry…

      • juliemango

        So So funny!!!

    • Numero Uno

      Lmao @ the baby powder on the chests.

  • Guest

    you forgot about men sitting on the stairs tryin to holla at every single chick that meets their eye..

  • Babee

    The guys hanging on the streets in packs and screaming at girls is the worst. At least here in Canada, I don’t see a lot of garbage and we don’t have a lot of crimes occurring.

    • RedButterfly81

      Then I need to move to Canada then, I’m serious.

    • juliemango

      So true. Canadians like clean City streets!!!

  • ProteinFart

    Im finna do the damn thang in my ghetto this summer. I represent all the black baby mamas in the hood

    • juliemango

      No shame is your Game Proteinfart!!!

  • Alwayssoblessed

    I’ve laughed so much at this article I have a headache!Good job!

  • Sabrina

    This article made me NOT want to return home to NYC in a month, and stay my behind in L.A.!

    But omg, the kids thing is SO TRUE! They leave school early in their packs, and act a loud and hot mess on the trains, buses, the city, any and everywhere. Le sigh.

    • Imahrtbrkbeat

      I know…it’s got me rethinking my annual trip to Harlem…those damn kids acting fools. 

  • Soo_complicated

    “In the hood, summertime is the killing season, its hot out this b*tch, thats a good enough reason.” -50 cent
    So true.

    • Chanda

      Reminds me of the film Do the Right Thing.

  • Youknowwhatiitis

    Damn, this is too true.  *Dreading the loitering squad*, late night parties, fried chicken and alcohol fights, baby mama/girlfriend/cheating drama….lord.  H0t mess is right.

    • Imahrtbrkbeat

      crackhead fights…i saw two fighting over a toy horse. A TOY HORSE that neither of them could fit on. I still feel bad for the kid they stole it from…if that even happened. 

      • Babee

        Omg Lmao hilarious!!!

  • Chessica450

    EVERYTHING on this list is TRUE!! to the T!! smfgdh

  • Ronnie_62

    I laughed so hard I was in tears:)ROTFLMAO:)

  • Tagirl

    Wow, NYC lets trash get like that in the city? Wow. It’s also sad that crime is higher the higher the temperature in cities, especially urban cities like Chicago, Philly,etc.

    The clothing issue is definitely true and most of the time the people are adults. ITA with this list.

    • LaLaLaMeansILoveYou

       whew, I thought I was the only one who saw all of that trash in the street and was like “dang, is THAT how they get down in NYC?” lol

      • diva

        Its not ONLY in NYC, this bafoonery is especially in the southern states (atlanta, New Orleans, Houston and ghetto parts of Miami). They really outdo themselves and look worst than cartoon characters! What’s really messed up is that these walking circus birds get mad attention from the thirstballs souping them up liked they hot!

      • http://www.facebook.com/RosarioRed Rosario Stefania Scarsci

         I hate how dirty it gets up here. I work and go to school in Chelsea and Chelsea might be ONE OF THE dirtiest neighborhoods in manhattan. Omg. Trash in the streets, nasty brown stuff and I have…I am not lying, I have seen a garbage can turned over. Smdh. Nasty.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JAI4SRENU2A5WKRTELXXYJPDSI Kayla

    Don’t forget the cookouts lasting all night. and the big woman fitting in small clothes.

    • Imahrtbrkbeat

      OMG…the cookouts that are the worst where you know someone burned up the meat and it just invades your humble abode for DAYS. That’s the worst..and the big women in small clothes. I love how you said “fitting”…they just try, but don’t succeed in the actual “fitting” aspect of it. But to anyone, big or small, arse and boobs hanging out of anything, thin or not, is not attractive. I know it’s hot, but it’s not Sahara hot. 

      OH, and btw, deodorant…if you know that you have tendency to sweat and smell, please, please, please carry some travel size deodorant with you. It’s a big help. 

    • Chanda

      Baby Showers and parties for 2 year olds that end up as cookouts with crabs, loud music and beer. Any excuse to party.

      • http://www.facebook.com/RosarioRed Rosario Stefania Scarsci

         Lmaoo

      • Prof. Simmons

        OMG. OMG. OMG. This is soooooo true! A three year old’s b-day party in the south is normally an excuse to have a cook-out with two coolers, one for Caprisuns and Hawaiian Punch (drink), and the other for Wine Coolers and Liquor Chasers (drank)! LOL

        • Numero Uno

          Lmao!!! YES!

        • Numero Uno

          Lmao!!! YES!

        • Numero Uno

          Lmao!!! YES!

        • Numero Uno

          Lmao!!! YES!

    • juliemango

      Oh LawdA Mercy. Too Much!!!

  • ariesdollface

    On loiterers: “Smile and politely say no thank you if you’re not interested, because if
    you try and ignore them (but don’t have headphones on)…all hell is
    going to break loose.”

    girl, if this isn’t the truth… smdh

    • Guest

      For me, it’s a lose lose..if you say something, sometimes they feel like it’s an invitation to chat you up…I just keep it moving. Thank God for headsets…you can make up a fake crazy conversation on your own! 

    • Ashley

      yes because even though they just called you swexy and fine when you ignore them your a b*tch and h*e and everything in between so SO DISRESPECTFUL

  • http://www.sexyfocusedambitious.com/ Lauryn Doll

    Entertaining article – especially since I’m from NYC. Ratchetness abounds. 

    And stone me: although I don’t do Kool-Aid Remy, depending on the look I don’t mind a colorful revision on hair. It really depends on the outfit. 

    • Rachael

      I’m sorry, but coordinating your weave to match any outfit is a NO-NO unless you are some type of nationally known recording artist. Running around looking like some ghetto super-hero is NOT hot by any means.

      • LaLaLaMeansILoveYou

         According to whom…you? To each his own sweetie. While it may not be for me (my hair has never been any color but the black hue God gave me), I don’t tell others what to do with THEIR OWN HAIR…maybe you should try to do the same. Or at the very least follow your insignificant statement with an “IMO”.

        I also love how how you labeled people who color their hair “ghetto super-heroes”…so when the white girls do it (like the dozens of white girls who attend my little sister’s high school do), are they “ghetto” as well?? smh get a life and quit trying to run everyone else’s

        • Rachael

          No LaLa this is the real world and we got fashion rules out this peice. LOL You sound mad so I guess you stay lookin like those mad ghetto super heroes with the Skittles logos written cross the back of their heads. I have seen you in threads laughing at somebody’s fashion before so STOP the madness. I simply made a joke and your the only one with the stick up your behind with beef.
          The fact that you equated “ghetto super heroes” with black people speaks more on your small mindset than anything. Go be mad that way little girl————–>

        • Rachael

          I mean are you serious? This whole thread was about someone who giving their  opinion for spring including Fashion opinions. And I gave MY OPINION JUST like the author did. Black people aren’t the ONLY ghetto people on the planet little girl. Its really sad that – THATS the first place your mind went when I said “ghetto super heroes”?!?!!! I’m so disappointed in you. SMH Anyways I will continue to snap pictures of females with these kool-aid inspired Skittle weave hairstyles and submitting them to the site so me and every fashion sensible person can laugh at them because yeah- I’ll be laughin at Skittle weaves and your ghetto super hero color blindness. LOL Take care sweetie. ;)

          • LaLaLaMeansILoveYou

             lol wow the fact that it took you 2 super long comments to express your dislike for mine speaks volumes…now who is really the one getting “mad”?…just sayin’. Oh and to answer your question…yes, I was serious ;-)

            • Rachael

              Wow a two sentence response? #WeakSauce but I guess I couldn’t expect much from someone who rocks green weave to match their Nike’s. LOL! Yeah I responded twice because I thought at first you might have been just joking. I mean, I’ve seen YOU with all types of opinions on someone else’s fashion and now you have a problem with mine? Hypocrite! Your way too emotional and whatnot over the opinions of a stranger -which means someone must’ve ragged on your multi-colored steez before. LMAO! Unless you’re going through menopause or missed taking your meds- you’ve got no excuse. You getting upset was just silly especially since I just reiterated what the author said.
              Now tell the truth. What color is your weave right now? Pink and purple for Easter maybe? Maybe red with some yellow highlights. Yes, chica I am still laughin’ at your psychedelic weave. LOL I hope I see you or your friends at church Sunday. If MN wants, I will take pics. ;) Happy Easter babe!
               

        • Numero Uno

          Why should she have to follow her OWN statement with IMO. Clearly if she wrote it, it’s HER OPINION. lol.

        • Numero Uno

          Why should she have to follow her OWN statement with IMO. Clearly if she wrote it, it’s HER OPINION. lol.

        • Numero Uno

          Why should she have to follow her OWN statement with IMO. Clearly if she wrote it, it’s HER OPINION. lol.

        • Numero Uno

          Why should she have to follow her OWN statement with IMO. Clearly if she wrote it, it’s HER OPINION. lol.

  • Smacks_hoes

    8 pages?

  • RedButterfly81

    How about the gang shootings whenever the temperature rises? We can’t have a nice safe time in the summer without these bums and cowards shooting, killing our loved ones.

    • Rachael

      And what about the random street fights and finding entire braids and tracks of weave in the street because of these fights?

      • Imahrtbrkbeat

        Yes! And they stay there for like three weeks!!!! Through rain, hailstorms, tornadoes! THEY NEVER MOVE and then one day, the sun is shining, and it’s gone. I don’t get it. 

        • Def

          lmbo…looooooooooooooool…too funny and so true….i thought i was the only one who noticed stuff like that

        • Rachael

          LOL!!

      • dddooonnnttt

        We call that ‘tumbleweave’.

        • Rachael

          LMAO!

        • juliemango

          LawdA Mercy. Deeeeead!!!

      • RedButterfly81

        Well I can care less about that, as long they’re not shooting at people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=888875594 Desirée Singleton

    Tights? Or leggings?

    • MNEditor2

      Whoops, meant leggings. Thanks!

      • Imahrtbrkbeat

        I’ve seen violations happen with both…keep the tights on there, too. 

        • FromUR2UB

          “Violations”!  hahaha!!

  • http://twitter.com/MrsNP2 NP

    This is the truth so help me God!

  • KM320

    This was great!!

    • IllyPhilly

       Yes indeed. MN stop with the flipping through pages though! Loud hair all year long. Yall didn’t say stank a$$ clothes on men/women.