has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Jim is living in Reading, PA and has a little something to say:
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Horrible place to live Posted On: 5/28/2009 11:46:24 AM
I am from PA and relocated here 4 years ago. Housing is less expensive but services and basic products are much more costly due to a lack of competition among most retailers. My biggest complaint has to do with something no one has commented on and is yet extremely disturbing. If you happen to have a fairly decent job with pay above 90K (average in most NE cities) this puts you in the sudo upper class in columbia. I have found the overwhelming majority of people who consider themselves Christian college educated and successful to be so out of control self obsorbed, arrogant, fake, and generally unfriendly in every regard. Most native columbians are at the top of the list when it comes to being self centered and fake. The entire southern charm nonsense is long gone and these ignorant money hungry fools have some sort of weird misguided confidence about themselves all the while living in a third rate city that no one outside of a 100 mile radius cares about. My advice is to stay far far away from this town unless of course you like to dress and act like everyone else with no individualism or interest about yourself whatsoever and if you like to wear your religion on your sleeve (of course Baptist or another form of Christianity, except Catholicism). Oh and the most important thing you will need to do if you hope to have any chance of fitting in with these ignorant self centered phonies is to buy a pontoon boat as soon as you get here, put a Gamecock flag on it, and read stories about Gamecock football every day since that is all these clowns seem to care about. Go to Charleston, its the only City in SC worth a dime, the rest should float out to sea and become another third world country no one cares about.