OT- Thinking of moving to LasVegas area---info?



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.
Harold
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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 opinion.
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 this post.

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On Tue, 6 Jul 2004 20:33:09 -0700, Sunworshiper wrote
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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
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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.
Wayne
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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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