(Closed) Spinoff: When you moved from one place to another, what irritated you the most?

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Post # 3
6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@BookGirrl:  OH MY GOD THIS IS THE FUNNIEST POST IN THE WORLD.  I’m serious.  I’m from NY and I’m dying.  I’m NOT surprised you found out a cashier from Newark had to take a shit.  I’m also not surprised that you hate battling tourists and hate not having good customer service.  Welcome to the NYC area!!!!  lol  I have to say though, I’ve never heard anyone complaining about miswesterners taking over NY.  But, have you ever seen a map of the US from the NYer’s point of view?  To us, the miswest and the south are the same. LOL. 

The following is NOT MEANT to offend anyone:

I’m surprised you haven’t started to hate how NYers hate NJ and “how much it smells” there, etc.. And while the Mx food might not be as good as the Mx food you get in Tx (I don’t know, I’ve never been there), I’m sure there are a ton of options of really good food in NYC that you can’t get in Tx so hopefully that makes up for it!! 

Oh and yea.. I say on line too.. whoops! haha 🙂

Post # 4
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I moved from California to Austria, and the most irritating thing is that I can’t find the ingredients I always love to cook with.

Post # 5
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I originally grew up in Minnesota.

When I moved to Poland, I hated how primitive and dirty everything was and that I couldn’t communicate with anyone and how everyone was so rude to me. Ten years on, things have changed a lot there, and I can now appreciate their slower paced way of life. The pierogi aren’t bad either.

When I moved to Indiana, I really missed the “Minnesota Nice” culture. I hated their stupid southern twang and how willfully illiterate many of them seem to be and how obsessed they are with their bread and circuses. I still hate Indiana, even after having lived there for five years. What can I say about it that’s nice? Well, the road infrastructure is pretty well designed for getting around quickly, so at least traffic isn’t a problem. And some of my favourite restaurants are there.

When I moved to the UK, I hated how arrogant and elitist people were- people who, in my eyes, had NO justifiable reason for being that way. I hated their lazy work ethic and their whininess and the terrible food. Most of my time in the UK was pretty terrible for personal reasons, so it’s extremely difficult for me to think of nice things to say about it. I guess the best I can do is acknowledge they do have some pretty cool historical sites.

When I moved to Australia, I hated the traffic and the high prices of everything. I perpetually have this feeling that I’m being ripped off (which I know I am!). But I probably dislike the fewest number of things in Australia than anywhere else. The lifestyle here is fantastic, on the whole.

Post # 8
1185 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My sister lives in NJ and is a grocery store cashier!  She hates living there so much.

Post # 10
1185 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@BookGirrl:  She’s about 10 miles northwest.  I’ve never been there and she’s a transplant from “the midwest” lol.

Post # 11
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think its a general jersey thing.. but I’m from NY so what do I know? 😉 

also, I used to work a few blocks away from times square.  that was 9 years ago and just thinking about it still annoys me. 

Post # 12
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Haha okay, I’ll play. I grew up in the Seattle area, and then moved to DC for college and stuck around. Now that I’ve lived here for nearly ten years, Darling Husband and I are getting ready to move back to Seattle in just over a month. So, I can list the things that annoy me about each place!

When I first moved to DC, I was struck by the fact that:
1)  I am very much responsible for anything and everything bad that happens to me. That is, if I get robbed on the Metro, it’s probably because I was being a moron and using my shiny new iPhone right by the doors (thieves target people like that). So I really had to learn to change not just my behaviors but my expectations — people here want to rob you. So stop walking around with your headphones in — you need to pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t wander the streets drunk and alone at night wearing high heels unless you’re in the mood to get robbed and raped. In Seattle, being blithely unaware of what’s going on around you is very rarely a problem.

2)  If you want something, you need to be kind of a dick about it. If you let everyone else off the train first, the doors will close before you can get off.  If you want to get to the front of the line, waiting calmly may not do it. You need to really be aggressive and get some sharp elbows.

3) People cannot drive. I mean they just don’t know how to do it. It’s not aggressive driving like in some cities — it’s just plain old BAD. People making no effort to merge properly in traffic because they aren’t paying attention to the road and didn’t realize their lane was ending. People getting on the freeway at 37 miles per hour. People changing lanes without looking. It’s like the only person with their eyes on the road is me!

Haha, and now for the things that irritate me about Seattle. See how they are related to the things that first irritated me about DC!
1) People blithely walking around with headphones in paying no attention to their surroundings.  Getting money out at the ATM and then walking ten steps away before putting the money into their wallet. I want to rob them just on principle! Their heads are just so far up their own asses that they fail to realize that the world is a scary place … the biggest problems they’re worried about are saving the whales and stopping global warming. I mean sure these are problems, but spend five minutes somewhere other than Seattle and try to tell me these are the BIGGEST problems we should be focusing on.

2) I feel like a dick all the time because I bully my way into getting everything I want. People just take the bullying. They don’t even stand up for themselves. They just smile and apologize. Bitch, I walked into YOU! Don’t apologize — get mad! Scream “excuuuuuuse you!” at me! Make me feel justified in my actions! But nooooo, they’re all so nice and now I am big queen mean because DC has hardened me. Haha I need to relearn how to be nice.

I can’t complain about the driving, though. But there is a number 3:
3)  The general attitude of hatred or disdain for the military. Makes me very mad.  But it’s also funny, because when some crunchy hippie calls my husband a baby-killer, we can beat them up rather easily. Since crunchy hippies don’t fight back, and all …

Post # 14
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

As an east coaster who moved to Texas for a few years then cheerfully moved back, here’s what really drove me crazy about living in Texas. When Fi and I were in LDR, pretty much the same things drove me nuts when I’d spend time with him in central Florida:

1. Cannot get anywhere without a car.  Here in the city (DC) I can walk to the corner store to buy a banana, some laundry detergent, a bottle of whine, really whatever I need. 2 blocks away. Sure their prices are a little higher than going to the grocery but I can be there and back in 10 minutes without needing to drive anywhere, and I think it’s stupid to have to get in the car and drive 2 miles to buy one roll of paper towels!  Even if I wanted to make the 4-mile round trip walk, half the streets don’t even have sidewalks!

2. No taxis.  Well you can call one, and maybe they’ll show up, maybe they won’t, but if I want to take a taxi home from the bar, fat chance.  From my Fi’s apartment to the airport was a $90 taxi ride— here it takes me all of $17 to get to my closest airport and I can walk a half block to the top of my street and have a taxi hailed in under 5 minutes, except if it’s like 4:30 am, in which case I can call and they will show up

2.5 because it’s an extension of 2: crappy public transportation. I know DC Metro has its share of issues but at least I can get from one side of town to the other without having to spend 3 hours on a bus.

3. Everyone drinks and drives! And this really pisses me off. Of course it’s a direct result of nothing being within walking distance and taxis being non-existent but it’s not like I invented the whole “designated driver” thing.  Shameful how many people in these communities get all boozed up then get on the Interstate to go home!

4. Lack of decent ethnic restaurants. OK so Texas has pretty much a lock on Mexican, and there’s good steak and BBQ all over the place, but try to find a good Indian place or Korean place in Houston!

5. And would it kill you to put your headlights on when it’s raining?!

I absolutely do not miss those places 😀

Post # 15
1695 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have moved A LOT.  When I first moved to Germany (I was little), I missed the convenience of stores open all night.  I was appalled by people’s openness about their bodies and acceptance of their bodies.  I missed fast food.

When I moved to Texas from Germany, I HATED how things were never completely closed (stores) and there was no down time.  I hated how prudish everyone was.  I hated the terrible food–I felt like everything was done fast and cheap.

When I moved to Indiana, I hated the accent and people’s obsession with basketball.  I hated  that people said “pop.” 

When I moved to Chicago, I hated that people said ‘yous guys”. 

When I moved to NYC, I hated how dirty everything was. 



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