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Old 03-09-2017, 09:46 AM
 
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Here are my observations after moving to Monroe 2 1/2 years ago:
* Louisiana is a place you go to visit, not live, and two weeks is plenty.
* The Southern hospitality thing is good but only to your face. When your back is turned the rules change.
* If you have to have any work done around your place chances are you'll be waiting a good long time for someone to come, especially if it's hunting season. We have found two great companies we can rely on, Gilley's for HVAC and Mark Johnson Plumbing.
* Get all your outdoor work done in the winter because at the peak of summer spending more than about two hours working outdoors will kill you. I come in from working and can literally wring the sweat out of my clothes.
* If you like mold and mildew this is the place for you. I have to wash it off my siding about once a year.
* The landscape is so flat (how flat is it?) that you can't tell where the higher ground is. You have to rely on the rising water to tell you.
* If you like good Mexican food this isn't the place for you. When I think of Mexican food here I'm reminded of a quote from W.C. Fields, "All things considered I'd rather be in Philadelphia." I've never had Mexican food in Philly but it couldn't be any worse.
* Sales tax - almost 11%. Enough said about that.
* Auto insurance rates high because of uninsured motorists.
* An electrician might only be an electrician two days per week or whenever he's played off from being a construction laborer. "Wire a house? SureI can do it, I saw it in a cartoon once."
* There are 54 species of snakes in Louisiana - seven of them are venomous. If they don't get you the feral hogs or the alligators might.
* I've never seen a traffic jam except for an accident on the interstate or a high school football game.
* Statistically, Louisiana (Shreveport area) has 151 days per year that are at least 80% overcast.
* January gets an average of 5.01 inches of precipitation, just over half in one month of what Nevada sees in an entire year.
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Old 04-20-2018, 02:09 PM
 
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What? No way. Louisiana girls are just as promiscuous and possibly moreso because of the "forbidden" aspect.
When I was working as a dice dealer in Vegas , gal from Louisiana comes up to the table.

We chat . Gave her what time I got off. Went back to my place with a six pack and did the hokey - pokey for the weekend.

Nice memory for me.
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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When I was working as a dice dealer in Vegas , gal from Louisiana comes up to the table.

We chat . Gave her what time I got off. Went back to my place with a six pack and did the hokey - pokey for the weekend.

Nice memory for me.
Wow you got laid once, big deal.
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Old 04-22-2018, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Western Asia
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Here are my observations after moving to Monroe 2 1/2 years ago:
* Louisiana is a place you go to visit, not live, and two weeks is plenty.
* The Southern hospitality thing is good but only to your face. When your back is turned the rules change.
* If you have to have any work done around your place chances are you'll be waiting a good long time for someone to come, especially if it's hunting season. We have found two great companies we can rely on, Gilley's for HVAC and Mark Johnson Plumbing.
* Get all your outdoor work done in the winter because at the peak of summer spending more than about two hours working outdoors will kill you. I come in from working and can literally wring the sweat out of my clothes.
* If you like mold and mildew this is the place for you. I have to wash it off my siding about once a year.
* The landscape is so flat (how flat is it?) that you can't tell where the higher ground is. You have to rely on the rising water to tell you.
* If you like good Mexican food this isn't the place for you. When I think of Mexican food here I'm reminded of a quote from W.C. Fields, "All things considered I'd rather be in Philadelphia." I've never had Mexican food in Philly but it couldn't be any worse.
* Sales tax - almost 11%. Enough said about that.
* Auto insurance rates high because of uninsured motorists.
* An electrician might only be an electrician two days per week or whenever he's played off from being a construction laborer. "Wire a house? SureI can do it, I saw it in a cartoon once."
* There are 54 species of snakes in Louisiana - seven of them are venomous. If they don't get you the feral hogs or the alligators might.
* I've never seen a traffic jam except for an accident on the interstate or a high school football game.
* Statistically, Louisiana (Shreveport area) has 151 days per year that are at least 80% overcast.
* January gets an average of 5.01 inches of precipitation, just over half in one month of what Nevada sees in an entire year.
LOL...pretty funny with some accuracy. My brother moved to Monroe to be with his future wife who was attending Pharmacy school there and stayed....they like it, I have no idea why.


Getting back to the topic, you can live well and will be a female target at that salary in Shreve.
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