Ughh, downtown

I hate going downtown. There’s nothing to see there, the pedestrian walkways stink of automotive exhaust and fucking cigarette smoke, and people walk so slow they’re like chibis with fucking stumps for legs. Each time I go for a few hours and come home with a sore throat from all that air pollution >.< And let’s not even get started on noise pollution.

Maybe that’s why city people are so cranky – cities are just horrible places to live in.

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7 Responses to Ughh, downtown

  1. Jarudin says:

    That’s what I used to think.

    I’ve lived in a city for 6 years now and my opinion has totally changed, living in the city is so much more convenient.

    The only place I can think of that is more convenient is Japan :3 (Japan is insanely convenient)

    –Jarudin–

  2. kureshii says:

    That description is reserved for the busiest bustliest parts of the city, where all the shopping malls and whatnot are clustered. I live in a more suburban part of the city where the air doesn’t smell so bad, and the surroundings are much quieter 🙂 (There’s a 24-hr convenience store and mini-supermarket just across the street from my apartment of residence too ^^)

    Just too bad my friends like to frequent those horrible parts of the city, I guess.

  3. Bozobub says:

    For me, it’s not about convenience, it’s about…hmm…the “gestalt” of that particular downtown. For instance, Tacoma, WA has a *dead* downtown (they buit a huge mall a little too close and it killed many of the smaller businesses); that downtown fits your description only too well.

    I currently, however, live in downtown Frederick, MD, a smallish (~50,000, if that, in the city limits) town. Thing is, while there ARE occasionally ambulances going by, and on Fri-Sat there’s drunkards staggering out of bars with their beaus after hooking up, singing and hollering, but… It has “flava”.

    You’re not, however, wrong at all, I think it’s just more case-by-case. Downtown Washington, D.C., where I was born and raised, is PUTRID, even with the museums and historic sights/culture; it fits your decription to a “T”. =/

  4. Secretaznman says:

    Sounds like NYC. I swear to God, that’s the loudest, most obnoxious city I’ve been to. I loved it nonetheless, but the noise was pretty much constant.

    I have a soft spot for cities though, being a city boy myself. I just can’t escape my love for busy downtowns with bright lights, raucous laughter, and the occasional police siren. Also, the sheer number of cultures/experiences/lives that are packed into the area of the city and its suburbs is fascinating.

    @Bozobub: I totally agree about downtown DC. I had an aunt that lived there and it was a seriously grungy place.

  5. peebs says:

    Downtown Chicago is fine except for the fscking wind. It’s so windy (and not the reason the city is called Windy City) that you could lose a wig or a hat. I do like to visit better when it’s winter and the lights are hung from trees or it’s snowing. It’s dead quiet and the traffic is less. It’s very calming and totally different from daytime.

  6. Zalis116 says:

    Luckily, my city’s big enough to be slightly interesting, but small enough that it doesn’t have major problems with crime and pollution. There’s even plenty of bars and other nightlife options. But here I am on a Friday night, working on subtitle scripts for a Magical Girl show that maybe 2000 people will download.

  7. kamizushi says:

    I blame it all on cars.

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