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Old 07-01-2018, 05:51 PM
 
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I agree that the natives and even some of the snowbirds are generally warm and easy to get along with. The driving isn't even all that bad and seemingly much less aggressive than back in Texas.

Customer service is as slow as it can possibly be, but not in Publix which is a worthy recompense after giving up HEB.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:33 PM
 
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too funny...I love Miami

I think probably the biggest problem is Miami is intimidating to new people....it's huge and very diverse....that can put new people on the defensive
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:11 PM
 
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I think the biggest reason people hate Miami is false expectations. They buy into the false advertisements. Maybe they take a vacation there one December and love it and then they move and realize that Miami is not so special at all. In fact, in many areas it's worse than the places they came from.
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:41 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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I think the biggest reason people hate Miami is false expectations ... Miami is not so special at all. In fact, in many areas it's worse than the places they came from.
Expectations management is a critical skill in life, too many people are not even aware of it, never mind mastering it.

Correct, Miami is not so special, though it has a unique set characteristics in combination - US territory, plentiful water, warm temperatures year round, major metropolitan area, coastal city, regional capital on the global trade circuit, no state income tax state - .

As for the rest - rude people, traffic, differences between so-called rich and poor, other social differences among the inhabitants, inadequacy of local job wages, etc. - it is about average compared to every other place on planet earth since year one, better than some places that some people come from, worse than some places that some people come from, all of them with different expectations and different levels of awareness and skills at managing those expectations.

Miami is hot and humid? Really? What did you expect?

A major city has traffic? Really? What did you expect?

Humans are rude? Really? What did you expect?

Wages are inadequate? Really? What did you expect?


Most of the whining and complaining is due to frustrated inexperienced youth and/or failure to grow up.

Good Luck!

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Old 07-02-2018, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Eastern Time
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I love my wife's cooking, but then someone told me her food is not special, that it may just have some unique touch to it, and that I have no experience when it comes to home-made food. I shouldn't love it, then. I understand now. There are other wives that cook better, and others that cook exactly like her. Her food is average. Why even mention that I love her food and that I think her food is spectacular?

Silly me
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:40 PM
 
Location: In Miami but, Inside the Resistance !!
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expectations management is a critical skill in life, too many people are not even aware of it, never mind mastering it.

Correct, miami is not so special, though it has a unique set characteristics in combination - us territory, plentiful water, warm temperatures year round, major metropolitan area, coastal city, regional capital on the global trade circuit, no state income tax state - .

As for the rest - rude people, traffic, differences between so-called rich and poor, other social differences among the inhabitants, inadequacy of local job wages, etc. - it is about average compared to every other place on planet earth since year one, better than some places that some people come from, worse than some places that some people come from, all of them with different expectations and different levels of awareness and skills at managing those expectations.

Miami is hot and humid? Really? What did you expect?

A major city has traffic? Really? What did you expect?

Humans are rude? Really? What did you expect?

Wages are inadequate? Really? What did you expect?


Most of the whining and complaining is due to frustrated inexperienced youth and/or failure to grow up.

Good luck!
Amen !!!! I say ride the wave, or stay in the shore crying !!!!
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Hate Miami? No. I do find the city incredibly boring, though. People love to brag about what a big city Miami is and how much there is to do, and OH the traffic... Last time I was there (about a year ago, Friday-Sunday), there was no traffic... There was seemingly nobody out... If it weren't for the big buildings surrounding me, I would've felt like I was in Lakeland. I mean, I was expecting something. I mean, sure, you can say I don't know the city or where to hang out (100% accurate), but I drove around a few of the neighborhoods. Wynwood seemed to be the busiest, and even then, I'll stick to Seminole Heights.
LMAO somebody from Tampa complaining about Miami's urbanity or how boring it is.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: In Miami but, Inside the Resistance !!
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Yep, Tampa the forgotten and ugly backyard to all the wonderful Beaches in Pinellas County.....Now we're talking The Central West Coast of Florida .

Suncoast IS really the better name for the ENTIRE Area, One day they'll realize to change the name to a more attractive, luring name/slogan than having Tampa in it.

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Old 07-24-2018, 02:44 PM
 
Location: In Miami but, Inside the Resistance !!
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LMAO somebody from Tampa complaining about Miami's urbanity or how boring it is.

Tampa is Boring and DULL, both qualities all together...
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn Center, MN
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Racism and jealousy in my opinion is the reason some people hate Miami.
True. Miami is a pretty racist city.
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