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Old 04-28-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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Alot of you who enjoy life in SA can't understand those of us who hate it...but I have never HATED a place the way I hate SA. When I wake up in the morning, and leave the house, I'm bitter. This city has made me so bitter and so angry and so unfriendly. I swear, it's completely changed my personality and disposition (something I didn't think was possible), and it's really not healthy.

That's why I post here...because it's a form of therapy, and because I want to make sure that NO ONE else (who may get an inaccurate picture of this city from the incessant positive and pro-SA biased posts) makes this mistake. Many of you can't see it, but there really is no place like SA...the people, the mentality, the culture...you either love it or you hate it.

Because, no matter how much money you make or how great your job is, if you live in a city you hate, you will be miserable. And before I moved here, I always thought that there were positive and negative aspects of living in a city. I can't find a single positive aspect of living in SA.
Well, sir, don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya! Hasta la bye-bye!
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:50 AM
 
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So His, You think it is good here? Do you do it yourself? Do you put up with it from friends. Or..I guess....you think it is not that bad here? I would like to here from others who hate this and wish SA would change and grow just a little bit up.
I didn't say it was "good." I said you were wrong if you thought that SA was the worst with regard to cell phone usage while driving. We would all like our preferences to be met, but life doesn't work that way. I, for one, would prefer that people use proper spelling, grammar and punctuation when communicating, but that doesn't always happen, now does it? However, you won't see me spinning myself into a tizzy over it or saying that people are classless because they weren't paying attention in school.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I've lived in numerous cities, and SA is the only city that I hate. Usually, again, someone who's single and motivated and upwardly mobile can find others on that same track, and areas that these people frequent. It's very hard to find people on that track here, and Austin is far superior.
It's definitely tough to be single in San Antonio, and the older you get the harder it gets to meet people of an appropriate age who are also single.

However, it can be done. I was 36 when I met my now-husband. He was divorced with no kids. He's my age, he was employed...I really did keep waiting for whatever was wrong with him to show up! Turns out there isn't a damned thing wrong with him. So I married him.

If San Antonio isn't for you, then move. You're right when you say that hating the city you live in colors everything else. I've been there (just the thought of Tucson, AZ makes me want to hurl) but I moved as soon as I could.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Potranco/1604
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Wow, this turned into an ugly thread. I love my city and can understand how some would not feel the same as I feel. I have been in a city that I did not enjoy and I moved away as quick as I could. I did not feel the need to spread my dislike for the city with the residents and state that it was a form of therapy. Nor did I claim that the city was in any way inferior to my favorite city. I guess if some people don't enjoy SA for what it is maybe they should get up off thier "class" and get mobilized to a new location. Instead of becoming a bitter person and blaming thier surroundings for thier own issues.
Anyways, back to the spirit of the post.
I would like to see SA get a real airport. The renovations to the current location, I believe are short term and too costly for the result. The airport should be moved to a new location either south of town or west of town. I wouldn't choose north or east as these seem to be the direction the city is growing. I am thinking of a situation like Denver had about 15 years ago. They built a new, and beautiful airport, outside of the city and then moved all the planes and support systems thier in the middle of the night. No interruption of service. I am sure some saavy company could find a use for the current airport either as a whole or broken up.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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[The socio-economics of a neighborhood do play a big part of whether a home's lawn/yard is maintained or not. But many a lower-income neighborhood have residents who do care about their yards and maintain them, but there are upper middle class neighborhoods with residents who don't care about their yards either.

I agree with your statement. Although I have never understood with a home being most people's largest investment you wouldn't maintain it. Money does play a factor but at least keep the outside clean. I do live on the northside but work on the southeast side and have seen plenty of nice looking well maintained homes in the Highland Park/Highlands Hills area near where I work. There are many of northsiders who never venture to the southside.
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Alot of you who enjoy life in SA can't understand those of us who hate it...but I have never HATED a place the way I hate SA. When I wake up in the morning, and leave the house, I'm bitter. This city has made me so bitter and so angry and so unfriendly. I swear, it's completely changed my personality and disposition (something I didn't think was possible), and it's really not healthy.

That's why I post here...because it's a form of therapy, and because I want to make sure that NO ONE else (who may get an inaccurate picture of this city from the incessant positive and pro-SA biased posts) makes this mistake. Many of you can't see it, but there really is no place like SA...the people, the mentality, the culture...you either love it or you hate it.

Because, no matter how much money you make or how great your job is, if you live in a city you hate, you will be miserable. And before I moved here, I always thought that there were positive and negative aspects of living in a city. I can't find a single positive aspect of living in SA.
Methinks thou doth protest too much.

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This is a good example of every defense of San Antonio.
Yes.....It is class. Nobody seems to care about anybody else here.
You're kidding, right? People in San Antonio care much more about others than in most large cities where you can literally be lying dead or dying in the street and people just walk on by.

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Did anyone watch the news this morning about the bus drivers on the cell phones??? How insecure do people have to be to HAVE to answer a TXT or phone right away, even on the job.
How in the world is that unique to San Antonio? As I just posted in another thread, a commuter train engineer in Los Angeles killed a bunch of people doing the same thing.

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I know people love this city, but this seems to be the problem. Nobody has any shame.
Said the pot to the kettle. Denigrating a city and all of its people is somehow more classy?

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San Antonio is inhabited by people who never leave SA so they have no clue about what happens outside of SA. Their small-minded mentalities contribute the small-town atmosphere.
Um, hello, perhaps you're aware that a large portion of the population here is affiliated with the military and have lived in every corner of this country and the world? Perhaps you should reconsider your own small-minded statement.
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:01 PM
 
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:14 AM
 
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Methinks thou doth protest too much.



You're kidding, right? People in San Antonio care much more about others than in most large cities where you can literally be lying dead or dying in the street and people just walk on by.



How in the world is that unique to San Antonio? As I just posted in another thread, a commuter train engineer in Los Angeles killed a bunch of people doing the same thing.



Said the pot to the kettle. Denigrating a city and all of its people is somehow more classy?



Um, hello, perhaps you're aware that a large portion of the population here is affiliated with the military and have lived in every corner of this country and the world? Perhaps you should reconsider your own small-minded statement.

Right on Txhwyman!

Don't pay any attention to this person or persons! The more San Antonio bashing posts like this, makes you realize, they are only envious of San Antonio. I doubt they even live here.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: South Side
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I have a feeling the people making these kinds of "SA is the worst place in the world" posts are possibly relatively young and maybe have unrealistic expectations and little real life experience. Just an observation based on previous posts.....
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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If we only had a 50,000 student top public university and the seat of state government...
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