Originally posted by vettech
I may regret this but, as a Houstonian I have to ask - why so strong against this city? I hope you're not letting the media sour you. We're the favorite city to bash because of who is in the White House. It has the same problems as any large city (pollution, traffic, crime, etc). On the positive side its friendlier than most large cities and the cost of living is signifigantly below the national average.
I should qualify my question by being honest and admitting I'm planning to leave after graduation. I've lived here my entire life aside from 4 years in the USAF and its time for a change. I don't DISlike the area, I just need a change of scenery.
Incidentally, if the weather is the reason, well, I'm with you on that.
Well...the weather is a big detterent...as I have to on one occasion fly into that city, and one occassion to drive thru there. Neither by choice! On the day I flew in...I had to take a bus from one terminal to another....compliments of the airline I was flying. The humidity was totally awful! I could barely breathe! I couldn't wait to take off, and leave there!
Next...I drove thru...UGH!!! Hated it! After living in San Antonio, and DFW...Atlanta, Charleston, and then Seattle...I have had it with big, horrible traffic, cities! So not just down on Houston...but I would take even Seattle before going there again! Yeah in Seattle it rains a lot....but at least I can breathe!
And I think the worst accident I have even seen...was in Houston! I remember a long time ago....a nurse described how she drove in Houston....and I guess the vision of what she told me....just never left my mind. She said when trying to get on the highways...she closed her eyes....and just moved over....:chuckle. And after driving thru there...I came to believe she must have taught...just about everyone else there...to drive the same way...:chuckle. I'm glad to hear one good report...about something good about Houston. Stay safe there...and Thanks...