has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, August is living in Summerville, SC and has a little something to say:
Lived in the Charleston area off and on over 30 years. I've also lived in five other states and two other countries, so I know how the other half live.
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Nearest Place to Hell on Earth Posted On: 6/29/2011 1:27:03 PM
1. Racist, extreme right-wing, bible-beating baptist, redneck, under educated population. All the funny stereotype people of the deep south make up about 98% of the population. Funny from a distance; not so funny when you live here.
2. Mostly a result of #1 above, the decaying infrastructure, nation's poorest educational system, corrupt and non-supportive government,lack of decent employment, and appalling poverty conditions make this city and state basically a third-world country. If you have plenty of income, you can buy yourself into a protective niche with your northern comrades, but why do it here? Power outages every lightning storm, backed up traffic, inability to communicate the most rudimentary concepts with the locals, educated former middle-class men digging ditches for a living or crawling on the shelves of wal-mart, your worst nightmare can be realized, here. You think your self-esteem can handle it? They will break you. They will get you down to their level no matter what it takes.
3. And, the worst thing of all... the climate. Even if you had none of the problems associated with 1 and 2 above, the heat and humidity in Charleston for 6 to 7 months out of the year make this area the most unholy, unlivable places on earth. It is an absolute sauna. You will be ringing wet with sweat within minutes of stepping out of your air conditioning, and your body requires evaporation to keep you cool, but it isn't happening. You will suffer, instead. Of course, you can just stay in a/c all the time, and pay for the best HVAC guy in town, but why do it here? The mosquitoes and roaches love the climate, and we have the most vicious and the largest, respectively. You can throw a saddle on the "water bugs" as they call them here. They are prolific and infiltrate every square inch of this state, including the sewers. We call them water bugs, you call them filthy cockroaches.