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Old 06-16-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Judging by everything I've heard and read about Chicago, it seems like a rotten, stagnating cesspool and breeding ground for corrupt community organizers.
Wrong forum, socrates

 
Old 06-16-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Logan Square
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Judging by everything I've heard and read about Chicago, it seems like a rotten, stagnating cesspool and breeding ground for corrupt community organizers.
Don't forget that because of the rampant over breeding among us Messicans, a person can't walk down the street without being pummeled by tacos al pastor.
 
Old 06-16-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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OP, even though it's not exactly "productive" to talk about how much you hate a place, it still is interesting. Much of what you said is true. I live in a building in the loop that is nothing but loud sorostitutes, who slam their doors 24/7. I know I have my loyal haters that will jump on me for saying anything bad about the city. It is a nice city, in the sense that it's easy to get around and very walkable, but that is really the only plus. I'm actually really disappointed, because I was so excited to move here, envisioning a totally different place, where people are, dare I say, NICE and down to earth, but it is quite the opposite.
The biggest negatives I've found are:
socially (had yet ANOTHER horrible date on Saturday)
the abundance of sorostitutes, or course,
expensiveness, due mostly to totally corrupt politicians that idiots keep electing, and of course,
the weather. I knew that winters were cold, but this crap continuing into June is just plain ridiculous. If I wanted Seattle weather in June, I'd be living there right now. I can't stand this crap anymore! I'm moving to either TX or CO, where I've been told, the weather is warm and awsome right now.
It is always very disappointing to get your hopes up and then get so let down and to make the effort to move somewhere, only to have to pick up and go again, but I guess those are learning experiences and figuring out what sort of place is right for you. Good to hear you found a place that fits, I hope I will soon too.
 
Old 06-16-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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Don't forget that because of the rampant over breeding among us Messicans, a person can't walk down the street without being pummeled by tacos al pastor.
Look, can you people just stop popping babies on the buses and trains? I mean I'm welcoming to all but sheesh, it's a messy and exasperating experience for all nearby.
 
Old 06-16-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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racism? mods?
 
Old 06-16-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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OP, even though it's not exactly "productive" to talk about how much you hate a place, it still is interesting. Much of what you said is true. I live in a building in the loop that is nothing but loud sorostitutes, who slam their doors 24/7. I know I have my loyal haters that will jump on me for saying anything bad about the city. It is a nice city, in the sense that it's easy to get around and very walkable, but that is really the only plus. I'm actually really disappointed, because I was so excited to move here, envisioning a totally different place, where people are, dare I say, NICE and down to earth, but it is quite the opposite.
The biggest negatives I've found are:
socially (had yet ANOTHER horrible date on Saturday)
the abundance of sorostitutes, or course,
expensiveness, due mostly to totally corrupt politicians that idiots keep electing, and of course,
the weather. I knew that winters were cold, but this crap continuing into June is just plain ridiculous. If I wanted Seattle weather in June, I'd be living there right now. I can't stand this crap anymore! I'm moving to either TX or CO, where I've been told, the weather is warm and awsome right now.
It is always very disappointing to get your hopes up and then get so let down and to make the effort to move somewhere, only to have to pick up and go again, but I guess those are learning experiences and figuring out what sort of place is right for you. Good to hear you found a place that fits, I hope I will soon too.
"Sorostitutes"! Never heard that one. Gotta remember it. Funny!

As far as weather goes, if you've been paying attention - the weather across the nation has been screwed up this month - especially in Colorado.

Yahoo!

It is a shame though you haven't encountered any nice and down to earth folks.

When you say corrupt politicians are to blame for everything being expensive, are you referring to the sales tax?
 
Old 06-16-2009, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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racism? mods?
lighten up hippie
 
Old 06-16-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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Yeah I was referring to the insane sales tax here. Also, the issues with jacking up parking meters and whatnot, but at least I don't have a car, so that helps a lot.
My friend in Denver did mention the insane storms and things there this month, but I'd like warm thunderstorms way more than cold drizzle. That's why I'm not in Seattle right now.
 
Old 06-16-2009, 09:24 PM
 
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I lived in Chicago for 12 years (and I am from the mid-west). I am wondering if you left your neighborhood? I think you have really overgeneralized a small percentage of the population. I did not have the same experience.
 
Old 06-16-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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Feedback: Chicago's not the problem. If you had even an ounce of the creativity you profess to possess, you'd be able to enjoy yourself regardless of where you ended up. You landed in a city of 3 million people and dozens of neighborhoods and hundreds of theaters, music venues, libraries, museums, etc, and where did you end up? Sports bars.

Don't hate Chicago because the only place you could locate was Cubby Bear.

(By the way, at what point do people like this guy say, "Maybe it's me?"?)
Sometimes it is not always the person. I agree with the original poster. Chicago people are all about going to the sports bar. Yes, there is a lot of things to do here, but people tend to cling to sport bar and watch a game culture. Furthermore, if the people suck what does it matter, and it is not always the person. Sometimes people do not fit into a certain culture. Granted the Chicago culture pretends to be world class and full of the culture, but the truth is it is full of bunch of midwestern, blue collar hicks with a sprinkle of educated people. The few educated people that are here are clicky and closed minded. Btw, you can not enjoy yourself with any activity if you do fit in with the people!! I have to emphasize this because the people on this messageboard do not seem to understand that. Plus, I am more into a lack back athletic culture i.e. out west, California, and the Chicago people just do not work for me. Please people get over yourself everybody does not fit with everyone. Also, the op was right, Chicago does have an inferiority complex because the post would not be 20 pages long. I wish you guys would quit whining and accept how people in Chicago are blunt, clicky and not world class.
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