I live on the Eastside, so I am bound by duty and honor to hate on the Westside. It’s nothing personal, but you suck. Sorry.
In today’s Los Angeles Times, I read that the 310 area code may be broken up, and a shiny new area code — 424 — will come to the area, much the same way that 323 came to the 213 a few years ago.
Phone providers and the California Public Utilities Commission insist that cellphones, fax machines, Blackberries, ATM and home computer modems are quickly devouring 310 numbers.
Big deal, right? I mean, if an area runs out of numbers, they’ll need a new area code to keep up, right? Try telling that to
whiny concerned Westsiders:
“It’s a cultural thing,” said Vonage spokeswoman Brooke Schulz. “If you are an actor or an agent, you want to have a 310, because 310 is synonymous with the area of Santa Monica, Brentwood, Beverly Hills ó all these places that have cachet in Los Angeles. When you have that 310 number, it says something about you.”
Yep, it sure does.
. . . EastSIDE!