Review of Scottsdale, Arizona

Rude, snotty, stupid, unsophisticated, unfriendly
Star Rating - 12/7/2013
I was really excited to be here the first 9 months even though I hadn't found work as a personal chef. I hadn't made any friends, either, which surprised my friends everywhere else. Eventually the place wore on me. I started feeling 'down'. The condo I rented in Oldtown had sewer roaches and it didn't take long for me to realize that my landlords were slumlords. The people in my condo weren't that friendly either. One girl used to come out swinging a bat everytime someone made too much noise. Everyone is backwards here and everyone is "honey" or "sweety" even the job coaches at Wedco call you that (so professional). Well, I've already spent too much time here. I'm not going to let it drag on to 20 years, like everyone else does, and then complain for 20 years. I'm outa here. It's not all it's cracked up to be. Come with a big fortune, and leave with a small one. and age ten years in 1 year, physically and mentally. Really. Wanna die here? Then come and stay.
emily | Mesa, AZ
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