A Love Hate Relationship With Seattle
There’s a lot going on with Seattle. It’s why I want to leave and why I haven’t left yet.
Love: Nearby Nature
Admittedly you’d be hard pressed to find so much nature in another medium sized city. Winter sports are within an hour drive away, and so is the ocean. You can go kayaking with Orcas and sit down for a latte right after. Nature is in Seattle’s DNA. You’ll find the most epic REI store, and people take their Gore-Tex seriously. In a day, you can go surfing, rock climbing, skiing, or hiking, and still come home to sleep in your own bed.
Seattle drivers suck. They’re super accident prone, they drive 55 in the passing lane, and extra passive aggressive. It’s so bad in fact, that the local insurance company, Pemco, has a running series of satirical commercials around it.
Then there’s the lame excuse for a public transportation system. It’s where bendy buses...
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