What has disappointed you about where you live?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Blowing Bubbles : One Thread
Well if you've read the journal entry, you know what totally disgusted me as recently as this weekend. Tell me one or two of yours.
-- Sherry (email@example.com), May 29, 2000
Montreal drivers suck ass. I hate them all. And i don't even drive yet!
Far too many times i have also witnessed those people who believe that "merge" actually means "stop".
(little piece of random Sherry trivia: my favorite phrase for displaying frustration while driving is "pick a %$#@ing lane!")
-- Sherry (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 04, 2000.
The e-coli thing... I was actually going to write about it and I just can't. It would end up as just nonsense and four-letter words. Every time I drink a glass of water now I wonder what it would be like to have to worry that it might make me sick.
I was also ashamed to live in Oregon when the death penalty was voted back in. I lived in West Virginia for awhile too, and the thing that bothered me there was the culture, or lack of. Yeah, it's there. But it's not easy to find and not as supported as it's been in other places I've lived.
-- Louise (email@example.com), May 29, 2000.
I live in Washington, DC. Need I say more? :)
-- scully (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 29, 2000.
I live in Alabama . . . need I say more?
It's awfully hot during the summer, people are ignorant, and if you don't live in the city, there's nothing to do on weekends. I could go on and on . . . but i'll stop
-- Jessica (email@example.com), May 29, 2000.
Well, what disappoints me most is most likely what happens everywhere. everyone is in such a hurry. It only takes 5 seconds to just chill and go on. Instead they have to push/bully/cut off/run you over to get where they need to be in a hurry. I just love seeing someone who has to play pole postion in traffic to later see them stuck in a very slow moving lane or even better being pulled over by a cop. the other day I had a guy that was so insistant he be helped out next, he bullied his way to the front, got his things that he needed and went on his way, in the process of running persons over with his shopping cart. i caught up to him later in a slow moving check out stand, and
they opened up a lane just as I was walking up. Wham.. I am all checked out, while he is stuck behind some lady with 3 screaming kids. anyway enough of my rant.. have a great day !
-- Ron (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 29, 2000.
I'm from the Toronto area originally. Toronto drivers are aggressive, and like to drive fast. They do however possess some understanding of the "rules of the road". They'll usually signal, I haven't yet had one drive at me on the wrong side of the road, and know how to merge onto highways.
Then I moved to Ottawa.
On no less that 5 separate occasions, people have driven towards me on the wrong side of the road (yes, I was on the correct side). Merging is a lost art, with most Ottawa drivers slowing down and even stopping(!) rather than accelerating onto the highway as they should. Then there are the people that can't decide which lane to be in, and like to make left-hand turns from the right lane at a stoplight. I could go on and on...
Some of my southern-Ontario friends tell me it's the French constituent of the population here, but I disagree. I've spent some time in Quebec, and true - the driving style is somewhat different and takes some time to get used to. Driving in Montreal was a little freaky the first time I did it. However, I found that after awhile I could anticipate the behaviour of most drivers in Montreal... ("Traffic flows like water, Daniel-san"). I've been in Ottawa for 3 years now, and yet almost on a daily basis someone will pull a bone- headed stunt that I've never seen before.
-- Mike Kelly (email@example.com), June 04, 2000.
Southern Ontario. Wow, I was just there right before the e. colai contamination scare. About two hours away.
I like Ontario. I guess just because it's different. I can tell as soon as I drive across the bridge from Detroit into Windsor that I've entered a foreign land because at any given moment, someone, somewhere, on some radio station, is playing Bryan Adams.
I live in a major Midwestern city. There's not too much to complain about--lots of cool culture and history--except it's just too damn flat.
-- Clover Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 07, 2000.
My friend, next time you're in Ontario please do yourself a favor and try to tune in Edge 102 (102.1 FM) and http://www.edge102.com . A human being can only take so much Bryan Adams. :)
-- Micheal Kelly (email@example.com), June 07, 2000.
To quote the South Park movie:
"Canada has apologized for Bryan Adams several times."
I liked his old stuff but his new music sucks. Then again, if you're following my blog, you'll know that i'm discovering a penchant for Britney Spears, so what the hell do *i* know?
-- Sherry (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 08, 2000.