The people are the most self-congratulatory, self-obsessed lot I’ve ever
encountered in a city populous outside of SF, not to mention socially-inept and awkward. Talking with your average Seattlite is like talking to a sixteen year old
kid with Aspergers who spends 2/3rds of their time on the internet looking
at anime. If you look like you spent more than four minutes preening
yourself before exiting your apartment and are wearing anything other than
earth-toned sweaters and khakis, you will get sneers and derisive looks from
tattooed, pierced, hobo-replicating citizenry. People talk about folks from
LA being flakes? No. In LA you can get ten coworkers, friends, and
acquaintances to go out to a bar with relative ease. In Seattle? Good
Seattle is one of the many places I’ve been that have the largest amount of socially challenged people. This place is so much of a sociology nightmare, that my friends that live elsewhere think I’m lying when I tell them about my experiences here. How does a place rooted in hippie culture have such a high level of isolationism and pretentiousness?
All the stereotypes about Seattle and rain don’t begin to scratch the surface. Take a bunch of socially inept, backward, unattractive people and put them in a crumbling, moldy, overcast, depressing looking city. Instill them with no sense of work ethic (or even rudimentary driving skills), but grant them a huge sense of entitlement. Then listen to them talk about how superior they think they are to the rest of the country (which they either fled from or have never visited). Give about 70% of them a companion dog that they dote on in lieu of human interaction. That’s Seattle.
I was surprised to see how boring the major art museum is, how ugly the new
library is and how little there was for me to do after three days. I’ve been to many other real cities in the world; Seattle is not a city. It was formed as a boom-town; it remains a minor outpost now filled with arrogant people who yearn only to get rich quick; it remains a boom-town. The people are self-centered and small-minded. I suppose I would not be writing this if I had not run in to so many people from Seattle who seem to think they live in a world class city. When I visit a new place I like to discover for myself what is good about it, and I would like Settle better if I hadn’t been bombarded with the hype that it is such a great place.
Again, the people are rude for no reason, uptight, asexual, unfriendly, obnoxious, narrow-minded, hypocritical, hypercritical, phony, flabby, sloppy, stinky, passive-aggressive, self-entitled, stingy, tattooed, tattooed, tattooed, conceited, DEEPLY insecure, wooden, devoid of expression, and refuse to smile, laugh, make eye contact, dance, frolic, or otherwise suggest that they are perhaps enjoying themselves.