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Does anyone not care for the place where they now live, and if not, are you trying to get out?

Does anyone not care for the place where they now live, and if not, are you trying to get out?

Oct 19th, 2000, 09:32 AM
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Does anyone not care for the place where they now live, and if not, are you trying to get out?

The current thread on the pros and cons of where everyone lives gave me an idea. Does anyone live in a place that they don't really care for that much, and if so, what has you trapped there? If you did manage to move out of a city or state or country you didn't like, how did you do it?
Oct 19th, 2000, 10:56 AM
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Yes I live in Paris, France as an ex-pat and I CAN NOT WAIT until my assignment is up and I am the hell out of here. This city sucks big time. I hate it with a passion. It was exciting at first, but after a few weeks the new wore off and I can say it is awful. Traffic stinks, the people are rude, too many tourists, and high prices. I can't wait to get back home to Newark, NJ, the most beautiful city in the world, safe, friendly, clean, and cheap. Ah, Newark is so much better than Paris. If Paris was like Newark the world would be better off.
Oct 19th, 2000, 11:40 AM
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Having lived in NY and NJ most of my adult life, I can only hope you are joking. NJ -clean, safe, friendly and cheap? Just how long have you been in Paris, 40 years? I find, people are as rude to you as you are to them. Maybe it's a nasty vibe you emit?
Paris is a lovely place if you go with the flow and not compare what you remember about NJ. You will have a real shock when you move back to the states, i'm afraid. You will fit in, with that chip on your shoulder!
Oct 19th, 2000, 11:42 AM
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Phil is a TROLL!!!
Oct 19th, 2000, 11:44 AM
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Actually, Phil isn't a troll. He is practicing the subtle art of the sarcastic response, and he is not half-bad.

Interesting question, Sylvia. Hope it doesn't get lost.
Oct 19th, 2000, 03:33 PM
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Having lived on in the Northease (Main and Mass) and the west coast (Calif) and having traveled to 47 states in total I have to say that I still love it here, primarily due to the weather (although I love New England in the fall) but have no inclinations to move.
Oct 20th, 2000, 05:46 PM
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Phil, you may be a troll but I share the same feeling about my current "home" in California that you have about Paris. I'm a native parisian and came over here because I fell in love with a surfer dude met on the Net and ended up marrying him. Whereas I'll do anything to keep the dude, I'm ready to drop California --and the US for that matter any time ... on my way back to Paris soon, can't wait! Funny and enlightening to read other people's reactions to one's true home
Oct 21st, 2000, 11:01 AM
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Sylvia: My current home and I guess it's really my "hometown", is Erie, PA. Not very big and certainly not metropolitan, it has a small-town feel to it with a beautiful peninsula on Lake Erie and plenty of things to do in the area. The absence of traffic is quite appealing and more pronounced now since I just spent three weeks in Kansas City and am presently in Tacoma, WA (I'm not going to miss I-5!) on business.

I was born near Boston and lived in NYC, Buffalo, Cleveland, Orlando, Miami and Jamaica as a youth, ending up in Erie in my late teens. I stayed until 1983 when I moved to Frankfurt, Germany for three years. That was a wonderful experience for me. I left to live and work in Cleveland for the next seven years only to end up in Erie again, happily. My wife and I started traveling again in 1996 with visits to the Bahamas (twice), Paris, Germany (twice) and will leave for a week in Prague on November 13th. The strangest or most different place I've been is to Brazil during the last year on business. Not really caring for it the first time, I did enjoy it more on the second visit.

I'm perfectly happy in Erie with our annual jaunts abroad to look forward to.

Oct 21st, 2000, 02:58 PM
Beth Anderson
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wow, another Erie-ite! I grew up there. Girard actually, but really close. Glad to hear nice things about it - and not just grousing about the weather!

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