has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, Marooned is living in Sioux Falls, SD and has a little something to say:
|Location:||Sioux Falls, SD|
This place is the end of the world Posted On: 9/17/2009 11:47:36 AM
Sioux Falls is typical of South Dakota in general: no culture, no integrity, no civility, and no hope.
Most of the residents are very cliquish and seem confused about simply courtesy. They are set in their ways to the point where the most common saying you will hear is: "That's the way we've always done it".
The schools are a DISASTER! This state would rather incarcerate people at better than twice the national average than educate a child. It's been said this is because the locals are better suited to be prison guards than teachers. Intentionally placing a child in a South Dakota school is tantamount to child abuse.
Driving is an adventure. While traffic is minimal, the quality of the drivers is scary. Look for the dumbest things they can do and you'll probably see it two or three times in a five mile trip.
The best way I describe South Dakota is: I have never seen a collective group of people more arrogant about their right to be ignorant.
Moving to Sioux Falls would be a mistake Posted On: 3/23/2009 12:06:41 PM
Living anyplace in South Dakota would be a miserable experience for anyone that cares about:
A quality education for their children
Open minded people
Even in Sioux Falls, the largest community in the state, the term "hick" or "redneck" is too often appropriate when describing a local. I have been often told that the best way to describe a native South Dakotan is: Never have so many been so arrogant about their right to be ignorant. That might explain why, when you ask a South Dakotan why they do something that seems to lack any form of common sense, they will tell you "That's the way we've always done it".