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Old 07-23-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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Default Atlanta is the #1 Crankiest City

Atlanta tops lists of “most irritated cities” » Comment Page 5 | The Buzz

I saw this in the AJC Blogs today. It states that according to a survey, Atlanta has the highest number of irritated and cranky people in the country. I know that there are a lot of disgruntled people in Atlanta, but to put at #1 is kind of a stretch. I would think there would be more cranky people in cities like Detroit, Miami, NYC, LA, DC, and Philly. The blogs were entertaining to read as well. Many mentioned that the humidity and traffic is what makes people angry. Most of the blogs were picking on one person who agreed with the article, telling him the classic "Delta is ready when you are."
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:32 PM
 
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Atlanta tops lists of “most irritated cities” » Comment Page 5 | The Buzz

I saw this in the AJC Blogs today. It states that according to a survey, Atlanta has the highest number of irritated and cranky people in the country. I know that there are a lot of disgruntled people in Atlanta, but to put at #1 is kind of a stretch. I would think there would be more cranky people in cities like Detroit, Miami, NYC, LA, DC, and Philly. The blogs were entertaining to read as well. Many mentioned that the humidity and traffic is what makes people angry. Most of the blogs were picking on one person who agreed with the article, telling him the classic "Delta is ready when you are."
THREE THINGS WRONG WITH THIS:
1. It's a survey
2. It's a blog
3. It's in the AJC
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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I love Atlanta, but it doesn't surprise me that a city with one of the longest commutes in the country also has some of the crankiest residents. I wake up and thank the universe every day that I work from home. That has to be a big contributor, and I agree that the nasty summer weather probably doesn't help. Everyone I know LOVES to complain about both of those things, and that's what this survey seems to measure - not true happiness/unhappiness, but who likes to complain. Other cities with high heat and notoriously bad traffic rank near the top as well, so this seems fairly obvious, considering the metrics that the survey used.

Personally, I'll deal with the traffic and heat to avoid a winter in the Midwest or Northeast ANY DAY.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: ATL with a side of Chicago
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Man, that pisses me off...
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:50 PM
 
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man, that pisses me off...
lol!
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:54 PM
 
Location: ATL with a side of Chicago
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lol!
That one was tee'd right up for me.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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earlier today I read a scathing post about Atlanta and was feeling cranky

not much better after the local news

and the Heat

lol

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Old 07-23-2010, 10:04 PM
 
Location: ATL with a side of Chicago
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That's it. I'm moving to Rochester, NY!
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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Doesn't surprise me. After dealing with about a half-dozen panhandlers tonight, one who happened to have a snot smeared mustached and insisted on touching my stuff, I'm pretty cranky.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Atlanta is like a truck stop. Most people are just trying to get somewhere else.
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