Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bienvenido a Miami

This week we'll be headed down to Miami to look for housing. While researching online, we discovered this article. Unfortunately it confirms all my fears. Here are a few enjoyable snippits:

MIAMI IS IN NO UNCERTIAN TERMS NOT LIKE MOVING TO ANY OTHER CITY IN THE US. Heck, it isn’t even moving to the U.S. What you must understand is that if you are from another part of the country, no matter if it’s some self-proclaimed “melting pot” like New York or LA or Dallas, you will experience culture shock when you cross the Dade County Line.

So buckle up and don’t unpack too much, because without the proper instruction you, like so many Americans who think this might be a fun place to live, will not make it through your first year.

I am not going to make it sound like this is an awful place to live, but you have to have the right mindset in order to survive in this city. It is not the fast-paced, competitive mindset of New York, or the laid-back mindset of LA, but more the frenetic, anything goes mindset of, oh, say, El Salvador.


If you are young and single, there is no greater city to live. People in your demographic are really the only sane people who should ever consider moving here.


Married, people, seriously, Miami is not the town for you. I’m sure you are a very nice couple, possibly with very nice kids, but that is precisely why you should avoid this place like your mother-in-law on Christmas. I can almost promise you that your family will be worse off for having moved here.



Typically the only people who decide to begin a new life in Miami arrive by raft, but if for some unknown reason you thought moving to a city full of sex, drugs and corruption was a good idea for a young married couple, then Bienvenidos!

NICE.

8 comments:

The Spendloves said...

Where did you find that article? That's awful! I'm sure it'll be okay, but could they try and scare you a little more??

sarah starr said...

Good luck on your travels.

Susie said...

How encouraging!

lindsy said...

oh no! that sounds like .... an adventure?!

Jenilee said...

Only three years right? Good luck finding some housing.

Corinne said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I just read that aloud to Erin and I don't really know what to say, except that I can't wait to read all about it :)

Julie said...

Oh man! That does not sound good! CRAZY! Good luck tomorrow! Isn't that when you are going??? WOW! I don't think I'll read that one to my boys! :)

Julie

emily johns said...

Oh no, and you're going to be there what, like four years?!? When I was going up, we survived 3 years in New Orleans, I can't imagine Miami is much crazier....