12 comments on “Still Here in Cincinnati

  1. I’m here because of a job and with that job I have hopes of being transfered to another city.

    In your column, you mention Chicago. That’s where I’m from. It’s a wonderful town, always something to do, it’s 24/7. Here? No.

    I can’t help but notice that people don’t talk to strangers here. I feel very much like an outsider looking in.

    What I’m trying to say is after a year of being here, I’m ready to go. I’m ready for that transfer.

  2. It’s true, NoName. People come in to do their duty of P&G headquarters and can’t wait to get the hell out of here.

    Clearly, things have not gotten better here, despite the local media hype saying-so.

    This poll of Americans is very bad news for the city. It means Cincinnati will continue to struggle with recruiting young professionals; conventions will continue not to come; companies won’t want to relocate or set up regional offices here.

    People in the United States to not like Cincinnati, and that’s not a good feeling.

  3. Actually, Rick, when I was told I was coming to Cincinnati, I hope about changing jobs. Cincinnati is pretty much known as being boring and after living here I can confirm it.

  4. Chicken Little,
    The sky isn’t falling over one survey, but this isn’t the first letting the world know that Cincinnati isn’t what it should be.

    Tell me. . . . do chickens bury their head in the sand?

  5. Born and raised here maybe I don’t see the problem. I’ve been to other cities and don’t see much difference. I don’t think we’re a bad city.

  6. Somebody at work told me about your blog and how much they hate it, so I had to check it out.

    I think maybe they hate it because you are telling the truth.

    I came here about six months ago because my company insisted – kind of like No Name.

    I’m not enjoying my stay. Tell me, do I have to pay people around here to even talk to me? Am I that ugly of a girl? I don’t think so.

    There’s nothing to do and everybody is uptight. It’s depressing.

  7. I’ll have to agree. I have never met so many unfriendly people in my life. A simple hello would be fine, but for people to turn their heads or act like I’m a potted plant is very upsetting.

    I wasn’t insecure until I moved here, but I’ve developed some kind of complex because of it.

  8. Pat and Mart,

    Maybe we should form a “stick it up your ass, Cincinnati” club. I’ve been here only for a few months and hell, even the bartenders here don’t want to talk to strangers.

  9. Larry certainly know how I feel about Cincinnati (it sucks), but there are a few friendly bars out there. Try Arlin’s in Clifton. Clifton is much less uptight than downtown.

  10. Yep, as one who chooses to stay here for whatever reason(s), I also choose to seek out people and places that are fun, postitive, and reinforcing.

    If you work really, really hard at this, it can be done! Even in Cincinnati.

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