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Old 03-23-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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Originally Posted by idw2s View Post
What he said.

I'll take up a collection for a Greyhound ticket to Indiana. Since, you know, every state you've been to is better than this one, you won't need to go far to escape heaven, I mean hell.

I'd restate my position, but I've never been much of a rule breaker and it's probably a waste of keystrokes.

BTW, the OP has 1 post, but 12 rep points? How in G-d's name is that possible?

Lame.

Reps himself with another ID. Isn't that kind of like masterb. . . . ? I guess I cannot say that on CD

 
Old 03-23-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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The single biggest mistake I have ever made in my 50 years on this planet was moving to this hell hole called Michigan. The roads suck! The economy sucks! The weather sucks! And the people - don't get me started. Michiganders are some of the rudest, most mean spirited, self-centered people I have ever met. I have traveled the country in business, coast to coast and border to border before I was transferred permanently to MI. Usually when you say hello to people, they respond somehow! Either a nod, a smile, or they say "Hello" back to you. Not here. If you get any reaction at all, they just stare at you. If you bother to hold a door open for somebody, or stop your car to let someone cross or another car to get over, don't bother expecting any response - a thank you or a wave, forget it! The pot holes in my community are so bad that there is regular damage to my car. The response from the twp manager? "We ain't got no money to fix it." Really? Why are my taxes going up and up every year, while my home value has dropped over 40%????
MICHIGAN SUCKS!
Should have sold in 2006.
 
Old 03-23-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Mid-Town
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Originally Posted by idw2s View Post
What he said.

I'll take up a collection for a Greyhound ticket to Indiana. Since, you know, every state you've been to is better than this one, you won't need to go far to escape heaven, I mean hell.

I'd restate my position, but I've never been much of a rule breaker and it's probably a waste of keystrokes.

BTW, the OP has 1 post, but 12 rep points? How in G-d's name is that possible?

Lame.

What IF there are some folks out there that agree with the OP? I realize that notion is very abstract to some of us, but anything is possible?
 
Old 03-23-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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What IF there are some folks out there that agree with the OP? I realize that notion is very abstract to some of us, but anything is possible?
Sure there are. The ones who are mentally healthy, however, aren't anywhere near this board, they are busily planning their new lives outside of Michigan so that they can best utilize the limited number of days that they have on this planet somewhere where they will be happier (or at least think they will be). It's kind of sick, counterproductive, and wasteful to hang out on this forum bashing this state, and hopefully they will find the help that they need soon so that they can move on and get a life.
 
Old 03-23-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Originally Posted by idw2s View Post
What he said.

I'll take up a collection for a Greyhound ticket to Indiana. Since, you know, every state you've been to is better than this one, you won't need to go far to escape heaven, I mean hell.

I'd restate my position, but I've never been much of a rule breaker and it's probably a waste of keystrokes.

BTW, the OP has 1 post, but 12 rep points? How in G-d's name is that possible?

Lame.
I believe everyone at C-D starts out with 10 points.
 
Old 03-23-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Wow, somebody slipped off their meds today.

I too have been all over the Country and there are few places that are as friendly as Michigan in general. Must be your attitude when you approach people here.
 
Old 03-23-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Actually, I found the opposite was true, in terms of service people. I moved from MI to the south and was immediately struck by how friendly everyone- grocers, cashiers, wait staff- was compared to MI. It sure wasn't my attitude.

When I run into people from MI where I live now, they are universally friendly.

I, too, have been everywhere, man. I've been everywhere.
 
Old 03-23-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Actually, I found the opposite was true, in terms of service people. I moved from MI to the south and was immediately struck by how friendly everyone- grocers, cashiers, wait staff- was compared to MI. It sure wasn't my attitude.

When I run into people from MI where I live now, they are universally friendly.

I, too, have been everywhere, man. I've been everywhere.
I completely agree. I was SO happy when I moved home from NYC last year just to have service people be pleasant again. NYC service people are NASTY, NASTY, NASTY. And I didn't like it. So guess what? I left! That's what logical people do when they aren't happy somewhere. You not selling your home at the correct time is YOUR problem. My parents sold in 2006 for 260K. The same property is now assessed at 155K. They didn't get caught up in the greed and happened to be intelligent and well-informed. They now live in a property that was assessed at 480K back in 2006 (4,000 square feet, wooded lot with a private lake, 5 car garage, luxury everything). Your lack of education is their gain. Why don't you just pack up and go to a more liberal state where people don't take responsibility for their personal failures?
 
Old 03-23-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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I completely agree. I was SO happy when I moved home from NYC last year just to have service people be pleasant again. NYC service people are NASTY, NASTY, NASTY. And I didn't like it. So guess what? I left! That's what logical people do when they aren't happy somewhere. You not selling your home at the correct time is YOUR problem. My parents sold in 2006 for 260K. The same property is now assessed at 155K. They didn't get caught up in the greed and happened to be intelligent and well-informed. They now live in a property that was assessed at 480K back in 2006 (4,000 square feet, wooded lot with a private lake, 5 car garage, luxury everything). Your lack of education is their gain. Why don't you just pack up and go to a more liberal state where people don't take responsibility for their personal failures?
I did pack up and move. Though every state has a population that doesn't take responsibility for their failures. "Liberal" states have zero to do with anything. It's rhetorical nonsense.

Not everyone bases their life decisions on economics. Congratulations to your parents, who apparently are caught up in the greed, if they based their sale solely on market factors and investment potential. I just bought and sold a house for less than I could have realized three-four years ago, but unlike people "caught up in the greed," it doesn't bother me one bit.

My original point was I found service people nicer in the south than in MI, and I would agree few cities have ruder service than NYC.
 
Old 03-23-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Well, to each their own. But since when does financial savvy equal greed? It was the exact opposite that allowed my parents to achieve what they have. They saw everyone around them being greedy and thinking they were going to become millionaires off their properties. They saw the fallacy in this and acted accordingly. That doesn't make them greedy, it makes them smart. Since when does one not consider market factors and investment potential when buying and selling property? That sounds insane to me, maybe I am just cut from a different cloth.
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