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Old 07-17-2017, 07:59 AM
 
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Originally Posted by timberline742 View Post
No, they might believe it sincerely............ All types out there.
Whole point exactly, let's not make it a crime to have an opinion.


I used to work with a lady who relocated to Houston, and never looked back. I enjoy MA (despite all its faults), but it's also my home. I can totally understand why someone from elsewhere wouldn't, and it doesn't hurt my feelings when they prefer wherever is home to them.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:08 AM
 
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Whole point exactly, let's not make it a crime to have an opinion.


I used to work with a lady who relocated to Houston, and never looked back. I enjoy MA (despite all its faults), but it's also my home. I can totally understand why someone from elsewhere wouldn't, and it doesn't hurt my feelings when they prefer wherever is home to them.


It doesn't hurt mine either, and I'm glad lots of these people don't come here (esp Houstonites), including the family of my ex; holy guns trucks and drill baby drill types that wouldn't give a dime to the most needy despite going to a fluorescent light riddled "church" weekly.


I'm glad she escaped that life.


But what I do gripe with is people oddly coming to forums of cities they don't live in and never have lived in to talk smack about it. I have no interest in going to Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, etc forums to belittle them, yet there seems to be an odd cohort of people that do enjoy such activities.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:19 AM
 
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But what I do gripe with is people oddly coming to forums of cities they don't live in and never have lived in to talk smack about it. I have no interest in going to Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, etc forums to belittle them, yet there seems to be an odd cohort of people that do enjoy such activities.
Except that poster wasn't really talking smack, this poster kind of is though:


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It doesn't hurt mine either, and I'm glad lots of these people don't come here (esp Houstonites), including the family of my ex; holy guns trucks and drill baby drill types that wouldn't give a dime to the most needy despite going to a fluorescent light riddled "church" weekly.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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Except that poster wasn't really talking smack, this poster kind of is though:

Talking smack is fine. Going onto someone else's turf and talking smack, is a very different thing. You notice I don't go to their forum and say it, nor did I say anything of the kind when staying in that concrete cesspool in Texas. When we left I didn't need to either as my gf of the time would rail about it the entire trip back. It was kinda hot.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:25 AM
 
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Talking smack is fine. Going onto someone else's turf and talking smack, is a very different thing. You notice I don't go to their forum and say it, nor did I say anything of the kind when staying in that concrete cesspool in Texas. When we left I didn't need to either as my gf of the time would rail about it the entire trip back. It was kinda hot.

I didn't perceive the OP's comments as talking smack.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I didn't perceive the OP's comments as talking smack.
The poster absolutely wasn't. Only made observations about the high cost of living and getting pretty little for it. That's an opinion you can disagree with. But it's not insane to think so. I daresay many of us Boston residents feel the same!
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:28 AM
 
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Eh, people can read the same things differently. I read them again, and I'm solid with my opinion.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:30 AM
 
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Talking smack is fine. Going onto someone else's turf and talking smack, is a very different thing. You notice I don't go to their forum and say it, nor did I say anything of the kind when staying in that concrete cesspool in Texas. When we left I didn't need to either as my gf of the time would rail about it the entire trip back. It was kinda hot.
You insulted an entire city and its inhabitants. This guy was giving objective reasons as to why he declined the offer. COL, it's not disputed by even the biggest of Boston cheerleaders on this forum. He even acknowledged Texas's faults as well. It's not as though he came on here accusing us all of being a bunch of "pot smoking, flag burning, Obama worshipping, commie Ivy League elitists". Now that would have been low.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:34 AM
 
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You insulted an entire city and its inhabitants. This guy was giving objective reasons as to why he declined the offer. COL, it's not disputed by even the biggest of Boston cheerleaders on this forum. He even acknowledged Texas's faults as well. It's not as though he came on here accusing us all of being a bunch of "pot smoking, flag burning, Obama worshipping, commie Ivy League elitists". Now that would have been low.


Where in the Houston forum did I do that? Right, I didn't. HUGE DIFFERENCE.

Heck, I didn't insult the all the inhabitants of Houston at all even here. Hyperbole much?

And please, he insulted more than the COL. His complaint was more along the lines it wasn't more like Houston and it would have been better if it was. EXACTLY the opposite of the truth. Which is why it seemed trollish to me. Heck he complained about bike lanes (which are a remedy to congestion and helpful to public safety, anything is better than more paving like they do down in TX), and seemed to insult the quality of the medical professionals on top of it, and then called the people here snake oils salesmen (that's rich, but I guess you don't consider that an insult? LOL) and complained about an indy car race not happening (good, like anyone gave a crud?).
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:39 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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The weather alone in Boston is honestly enough so half of all people would never even consider moving here. Especially if you're a Texan.
The weather is the #1 reason why I would never move to Houston. The humidity is some of the worst anywhere.

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I never been to Houston or Texas, but I just can't imagine wanting to move from there to Boston if I had no family or connections to the area. Maybe only if they doubled or tripled my salary.
This is totally valid. And OP gave some of this in his response. Then he went out of his way to insult the city, and gave what I think is a delusional opinion about people trying to deceptively convince people to move to Boston by hiding its flaws and that the city was in truth pretty awful. It actually struck me as a bit odd in its extremity. I don't really see why the OP would have such hostility - fine, increased COL wasn't sufficiently offset by the increase in salary. But this went beyond that.
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