Interesting. You seem to support what I had to say: "I dislike the
impersonal air in that region"
I've always found the place *cold* (even on the hottest of days) and
impersonal. Reno, on the other hand, was quite the opposite, at least back
in the early 70's. Don't know about today.
I was wondering if that is the type of stuff you wanted to know. When
I first got here I parked my truck right by Fremont st. and the
parking meter only took quarters and not wanting to leave it to go
into a casino I started asking people if they would give me a quarter
for 35 cents so I wouldn't get a ticket. They wouldn't even consider
that I existed , no eye contact or anything just like I was invisible.
In 20 yrs. I haven't noticed a change. I think I've got it figured out
, it's a ME ME ME place. I thought of getting a license plate like
that , but figured they would think I was the conceded one instead of
talking about them. Working with spas and pools I've met a lot of
people , we're talking thousand and thousands of them. Its like Vegas
draws the best of jerks from around the world.
I've had customers ( about 5 ) that will repeatedly offer a beer and
when I take it the wife will go into the house and take a picture.
Then show it to the company and ask for a substantial discount on
their final payment cause I was drinking on the job. The super rich
are the worst , they'll try to lead me into anything that remotely has
anything to do with there is something wrong with the product and call
up with "Your guy says this and that.." They just don't get it , they
aren't going to get me fired and they aren't getting a discount unless
I punch their lights out.
Anyhow honestly , this isn't a feel good city. I'm usually in a good
mood and when I leave the house it takes about 5-15 minutes of
avoiding accidents to change that. There have been a number of days
when everybody seems to be out to kill me with their cars and by the
time I get to the job site I'm shaking and turn around and thank my
lucky stars I got home alive.
Meeting mates and friends is basically out of the question. Not long
ago I think I exceeded having more friends than I do in TX. I'd have
to really think to count them on my fingers and yes I have them all.
Got me , when I get out to TX. I feel at home and when I come back to
this hell hole it seems like home also. TX. has back stabbers , but
here they won't wait for you to turn around. Sorry , but that's my
I'll email my cell # , my work schedule is very flexible if you want
to meet. I know all the neighborhoods if I haven't turned you off of
the idea of moving here. Oh, having problems with switching Agent over
to the new server so email and the group maybe problematic for a
while. I had to switch computers to get my # and see the group , might
get lucky and get it switched tonight , but I don't know... The wife
won't let me have a phone and cable line for long.
Oh, and my favorite ! Go to a convenient store and open one of the
doors and people will change paths to pile out of the door you opened
for yourself. I've even closed it fast and held it that way and they
get flustered and figure out they have to open the other door for
themselves to get out. Cheap thrills . That's a better example , they
must think their going to get rich free here. 99% of the time I just
let them pass and wait for them.
And, don't use your turn signals cause they *will* cut you off if they
know what your up to. More like Mine Mine Mine like the seagulls on
that kiddy cartoon Saving Nemo.
Wow , maybe I should move. Hell, they'll probably drive me out after
On Tue, 6 Jul 2004 20:33:09 -0700, Sunworshiper wrote
I agree with Sunworshipper about 99%. Las Vegas is a "Me First" city and the
few good people keep a real low profile.
I've managed to meet people(And make a few friends) at the Gun Club, but
anywhere else (Including work) is very hard. Sunworshipper and I didn't meet
in Las Vegas, we met on the Internet and both happen to live here.
Still, if you are the independent type, there are things here to like.
Not advertised, but there are high-quality museums (I ain't talking about
Elvis-O-Rama), musical concerts, art exibitions and the like. It is a college
town after all.
Hope this helps.
Roger in Vegas
Worlds Greatest Impulse Buyer
Interesting. I visit Henderson/Vegas several times a year, making the
rounds of Home Depot, Costco, Petsmart, Office Max, Harbor Freight,
etc. Other than the stop and go traffic typical of any big city, I
don't know what the hell you guys are talking about. People swerving
to cop your door opening right-of-way? Geez.
When it's too hot for my wife to wait in the car while I'm at HD or
HF, she'll have the dogs on leashes near the store door. Never fails
to cause a steady stream of people to stop and chat. Maybe you guys
need doggies. :-)
To the OP, in case you think I'm a Pollyanna, here's something
negative about Vegas - there's only one tree in the whole city, and
every time I think I'm going to get some benefit from it, there's
always an old coot in a minivan stealing my shade.
I just made that up to be cynical , lol. Really they are the most
courteous and apathetic people that I've seen across the country.
Probably cause just about everybody has a dog , can you guess why?
Next time your in Vegas attracting these nice people , find 5 locals
and ask them if I'm full of shit. I figure your lucky or just blind.
They use to have a cool park right next to Cashman Field with huge
trees and grass. All they had to do was run off the bums , but instead
they bull dosed the whole lot and put up a gov't building. I don't
know about other towns , but I would figure there would be hell to pay
for the city to take over a public park and put the SEC and other crap
there with twigs to shade their cars. Your right shade is a premium
here , I know everybody loves to block me in while parking under my
tree. Maybe they are just the ones that don't own dogs. But , then
again you say it's your shade.
Doesn't matter to me , the guy wanted to know and that is my opinion.
If he was turned off by what he saw then he deserves to hear the truth
before moving here. I'm sure the complete ass holes think this is
heaven on earth.
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