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Old 10-28-2008, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Why do people in the burbs enjoy being "peeping toms?" they probably would be shot in the ghetto.
What are you talking about? If anything, that happens in the city... Especially in cities like New York and Chicago where people live in buildings.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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Do you really like the food at Chili's and Applebee's or just eat there b/c it's all you have? Or just don't know what good food tastes like?
I know, when I moved into Chicago from a suburban area, my first thought was, how can you not have any Chili's, Applebees, Red Lobster, Baker's Square, Ruby Tuesday, Outback, TGI Friday's, etc!?!?

Then I found there are thousands of restaurants and quick food joints, but most of them are family owned and private. I soon realized that I was more and more disappointed when I went to the burbs, cause it was a lot of the same places all over America with the exact same menu's. Here there are 4 different mexican places right near my house, but we can decide which one we want to go to cause the food is all different because it's different families that own them. Ditto with the Italian, Greek, bars, etc.

Initially I just kept looking for what was "normal", but you really just have to try a new experience every time and find which ones you love.
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:07 PM
 
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and the suburbs have olive gardens
that place is pure class
you have to wait like an hour (no lie) just to get a seat, and u get called in with a coaster with a flashing red light
but there soup and breadsticks are amazing
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I know, when I moved into Chicago from a suburban area, my first thought was, how can you not have any Chili's, Applebees, Red Lobster, Baker's Square, Ruby Tuesday, Outback, TGI Friday's, etc!?!?

Then I found there are thousands of restaurants and quick food joints, but most of them are family owned and private. I soon realized that I was more and more disappointed when I went to the burbs, cause it was a lot of the same places all over America with the exact same menu's. Here there are 4 different mexican places right near my house, but we can decide which one we want to go to cause the food is all different because it's different families that own them. Ditto with the Italian, Greek, bars, etc.

Initially I just kept looking for what was "normal", but you really just have to try a new experience every time and find which ones you love.
There are umpteen THOUSANDS of ma n pa joints all over Chicagoland, how could you miss them?!?!

And FYI, there are Chilis and Fridays in downtown Chicago, too. Same goes for Subways, McDonalds, and a quintillion stupid Starbucks.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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Why don't you have sidewalks?!! ARRRGHHH!!!!
Someone PLEASE answer this question!!!! I've been dying to know ever since i had to dart across the bridge over I-94 in Skokie hoping that i wouldn't get hit.

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What are you talking about? If anything, that happens in the city... Especially in cities like New York and Chicago where people live in buildings.
Aren't McMansions buildings too?
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Can't help giggling at the comments of "not hearing gunfire". I live in Hillsboro ("the burbs of Portlandia"), and hearing gunfire at night isn't uncommon. We hear it pretty late at night, as we're up later than most of our neighbors. Lots of gangs here, but with the crack-down on graffiti it isn't as "obvious" to people anymore.

I work in Beaverton, and as far as I'm concerned, it's "the little city that thinks it's something that it's NOT." It's not a pretty town, has no character, the south side of it has some of the ugliest damned housing tracts imaginable, atrocious Home-Owners Associations, and neurotic yuppies.

At least in my own neighborhood, it's very modest (my husband refers to it as "the culdesac of low-expectations"), but nobody cares if someone leaves a few things strung around his front yard, or has a few too many cars parked in front of it. We all get along grand for it.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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You know what I hate about the 'burbs? All the polite children who work hard in school and don't commit random acts of violence. Man that pisses me off.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I guess my area is a little different, we have alot of mom n pop places but they mostly all serve home-cooking.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:19 PM
 
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[quote=At1WithNature;5896051]Why do people in the burbs enjoy being "peeping toms?" they probably would be shot in the ghetto.[/

that is just when you are their becasue the l;ast trime you visited you stole keep trying to steal the hub caps on the mercedes mag wheels.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: 河南郑州, Kansas City, Iowa, Fargo
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How do y'all sleep at night with the size of your carbon footprint?
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