(Closed) Alright, why the hell not… Spinoff: New Jersey. You know the drill.

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Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@soinlove79:  Camden was just bumped to 1st place in most dangerous city in America!

It beat out Flint and Detroit Michigan.  Congrats for living through that.

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@MrsNewDay:  You know the worst part? My fiance just got offered employement to an awesome engineering firm in ATLANTIC CITY so now I just realized theres a possibility of us moving to my most hated place ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My main gripes are the high cost of living in Northern Jersey and the fact that auto insurance is so damn expensive because other drivers in this state can’t keep their shit together so the companies just punish everyone in NJ.

Post # 51
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Bee Keeper

“armpit of America” as a good-natured joke

Hoboken which I think of positively

Camden which scares the crap out of me

The “Jersey accent”

A woman I know who Fiance and I like to make inside jokes about, she has a vacation property on the Jersey Shore, but she keeps talking about it like “oh but it’s not that large,” (you’d have to know the whole backstory here but this woman is really annoying). We eventualy started saying to each other that it’s so small it must be an outhouse. She repeatedly talked about it to the both of us to such a point that now whenever anything ever comes up about about the Jersey Shore, like on the news or something, FI and start joking about our imaginary little ramshackle outhouse on the Jersey Shore… and of course we do it in her accent.

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@sauerdragon:  Hmmm… first of all, congrats to your Fiance – jobs are rough to get in this area, so kudos to him. Secondly, if he will be working in Atlantic City, you may be able to live in Pennsylvania and have him drive to AC for work. From a state-tax perspective, NJ and PA have an agreement where if you work in NJ but live in PA, you only have to pay NJ taxes and vice-versa eliminating the double tax. Just be careful b/c this does not apply to Philadelphia – you’d still need to pay a city income tax. So basically as long as you don’t work or live in Philly, you’re fine. PA isn’t great, but it is cheaper than NJ. Also, worst case scenario, southern NJ is way cheaper than northern NJ although the state still is expensive. Also – I only know the tax implications b/c I did a masters in tax program in NJ, and that’s one of the things our state and local tax professor taught us.

Yeah, I really can’t wait to get out of the hellhole that is northern NJ. I’ve been getting phone interviews so seeing what bites…

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

When we go to places in other states (travel, etc) people ask where we’re from and when we say New Jersey they say “Really? You’d so nice!” hahaha oh well.

– SUB SANDWICHES

– 1 Million road signs that say the same thing on the highways (I am so used to it I get scared that I’m lost in other states)

I have a lot of weird things I associate with NJ, like the Nabisco factory making cookies so the whole highway smells like chocolate chip cookies whaaaat

Post # 54
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Buzzing bee

Being from PA means I’m automatically required to hate anyone from NJ especially since I’m from Lancaster. Tourists from NJ are going either way too fast or way too slow depending on where you are. If you are in between a tourist trap they will pass you going 70 through a 45, but as soon as you hit Intercourse or Dutch Wonderland it’s 10 MPH. And don’t even get me started on them following buggies for ten minutes to get the perfect picture. 

I have only truly interacted with one person that was straight out of NJ. While at a gas station in my hometown a NJ tourist came up to me to ask for directions. The road we were on has two parts: the bypass and business route. We were near the bypass, and his destination was on the business route. I told him he needed to be on route 30 business, and that he could follow me because I’m going right passed where he needs to be. He tells me we are already on route 30 and then when he passed me (and took the wrong exit lol) he flipped me off! 

Post # 55
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  • Wedding: April 2010

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@beetee123:  That’s awesome! I live near Exton, so not far from Lancaster. I know what you mean about both Rte 30’s…we have them here, too. People get confused about the bypass/business 30 all the time.

Bad drivers

 

That’s what I think. I love going to the Jersey Shore and AC sometimes to gamble or just walk around the boardwalk outside the casinos, and the farm fresh produce is awesome set up along the roads on the way to the beaches.

 

But really, bad drivers!!!

Post # 56
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@Jenn23:  Exton!? Wow, so close! SO and I grew up in Lancaster, but we just recently moved into an apartment outside of Coatesville, so we’re even closer. We love Exton, but all of the apartments were super expensive! LOL

Post # 57
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  • Wedding: April 2010

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@beetee123:  You aren’t far at all! I grew up in Exton, am now in Chester Springs right around the corner. It’s a nice area, but Lancaster where you grew up is so pretty. So peaceful and quiet out there. I love shopping at the outlets up there!

Post # 58
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@Jenn23:  Yes, Lancaster is pretty, but the tourists we could do without! ๐Ÿ™‚ SO and I have the opportunity to possibly move back to Lancaster, but he is dead set against going back. I think he’s insane because we could get an apartment identical to ours in Lancaster for hundreds less than what we’re paying now! Oh well, Chester County…LOL

Post # 59
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  • Wedding: November 2012

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@Jenn23:  true philly girl here. and I loathe jersey as much as both of you =)

Being 10 miles from the state line I am inclined to dislike the state as a whole.  NJ drivers are terrible.  They drive 9 mph, dont use turn signals, or take up 2 lanes because they dont know whats going on and they’re looking for a nonexistant jughandle and they never go around buses. Oy. 

Yes theres the shore, but its pretty dirty.  I drive down, watch where I step/sit while playing mariokart with the drivers going through the pineys.  HOwever, I’m prefectly content paying a solid quarter or less a gallon for gas and getting wine for ever cheaper on my way home but then I have to pay to flee the state.  It’s funny I have to go after work.

Fondest memory of nj is storybook land

Post # 60
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The only picture of New Jersey I have is that which was painted by Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum. Go me!

Post # 61
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@MASPA:  Eh, yeah. SO convinced me to go to OCNJ a couple of years ago. It was disgusting. Just entering into the state it smelled…odd LOL. The beach was full of trash, and we went in like early May, so it wasn’t even busy. I couldn’t imagine what it would look like on Memorial Day or the 4th of July!

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