Okay, I’m not exactly seething over this or anything, but I AM getting to the “this is getting tiresome” stage regarding my rant/complaint.
It’s ridiculous how many people, when they find out I’m moving to “the states” (especially, God forbid, the den of iniquity that is Dallas) start going on about how heinous the traffic is.
Excuse me??!! I don’t have a cite or anything, but I’ve lived here almost 34 years, and I HAVE driven “outside” even if I haven’t lived and worked there. And I’d wager that Anchorage drivers are the worst, and stupidist in the US. (making "come on, prove me wrong gestures with my fingers :D).
And as far as crime goes, according to the “Anchorage Indicators (a publication based on the census)” that is put out every 4 years or so, our state is generally in the top 5 (and has reached number one MANY times) for; alcoholism, drug abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse, and so on. Ummm, per capita that is, obviously we only have 600k population and can’t compete with locations like NYC for sheer volume. (PS, we’re also the leading per capita Ice cream consumers last time I looked :D).
PEOPLE!! LOOK. I’m NOT moving to the slums of DC, murder central USA. Sheesh, give it UP willya? For crying out loud, half the people who tell me this haven’t even been here a full two years (that’s the trouble with this state, it’s like the “Pod People” that last frontier mentality just sucks them in, ggrrrr), and they LIVED in some of the places they’re “warning” me about.
If you lived there, and lived through it, and made it just fine down there the first 30 or 40 years of your life, don’t keep going on as if you’re suddenly Grizzly Adams afraid of the “big bad city”.
(so, it’s not really that bad, Is it??? :))