“I have no desire to move back to grey wet days.”

“I left Vancouver about 15 years ago after growing up & being educated there. Vancouver is THE most beautiful city in the world – when it’s sunny. Unfortunately, those days are few. I don’t want to put down my hometown but wake up people – those real estate prices are just stupid. Created more by poor government policy than anything. Greed combined with short term thinking to make present careers look good. It’s good to see that people are waking up and realizing it’s just not worth it. Being house poor in a rainy city with a bogus transit system. Most livable city – my derriere! The good news is that there are great alternatives in terms of where to live. In the short term there’s adjustment but I have no desire to move back to grey wet days. The thought of living in Vancouver actually depresses me. If you live in Vancouver, seek God: it’s possible to be salt and light in the darkest of places. Your only other option is to wallow in a dark, damp, grey, downward spiral of negativity and depression while you wait for the next sunny day.”
honest weights at greaterfool.ca 18 Oct 2011 9:37pm

Whooaaaaa!
It’s not that bad.
Dress right; go for a walk in the rain; get stuff done.
File under: Sentiment, extreme; Minority belief.
– vreaa

13 responses to ““I have no desire to move back to grey wet days.”

  1. get ready for the daylight savings rollback… awww yeah, its like a death in the family yall!

  2. I really love the rainy days, especially a warm fire and listening to rain on the roof after a nice walk on a deserted seawall. Buy good rain boots and a waterproof coat with a decent hood and you’re set! Okay, months and months of grey can tend to drag but we usually get enough punctures of sun to make it work for me.

  3. Basement Suite PhD

    I love the rain myself. Funny how perspective affects perception. From my viewpoint, with global warming it feels like we get less and less rain in Vancouver. Maybe we’re all glass half empty types. I would not say this city is the most beautiful in the world either, personally. It’s okay, but “most beautiful” seems a bit over the top. It is what current home owners tout as the reason for these absurd prices, I’ve heard it a lot.

    ***
    Disclaimer for the guy with nothing better to do than attack a wannabe PhD economist: Look elsewhere. I am a biostatistician, not a wannabe economist and certainly not a wannabe “quant”. My name on this board is to portray my story, a well-educated high earner living in a basement suite due to Vancouver real estate prices. So get over it.

  4. My goodness! Such wrath for rain. What keeps the forest lush? What makes the parks stay green?

    I have SADS and do get down in the dumps during the winter if I don’t deal with it (ie: vitamin D supplements, lots of excercise and a special light) but I’ve come to love the temperate rain forest climate up here. We’re all entitled to our opinion, but don’t rip into Vancouverites for being stupid for accepting weather conditions. There are plenty of other things you could accuse us of being stupid for that would have more weight. You may keep your sunny and (likely) desert climate. I will visit it from time to time for a change of scenery, but stay where the global warming will kill us last.

    I don’t deny real estate prices are retarded here though. There are way more issues beyond weather that don’t justify the prices. That can be left for another topic. Oh look, there’s some sunshine, in October! Fancy that. I’m going outside.

  5. It’s sunny every day in Calgary.

  6. I don’t agree it is not the most beautiful city in the world, in fact I wasn’t really that impressed with it, it’s bland, ugly forests, black murky water and gross looking beaches, hardly a paradise. and zero opportunity for people. Nothing made me happier then when I left BC. To this day after living there for over a decade I still don’t see what’s so great about it or why people give it any accolades whatsoever

    • Basement Suite PhD

      I think Vancouver is okay as far as cities go, but overrated and totally presumptuous with that “most beautiful” marketing line, and it absolutely does not warrant million-dollar East Van crack houses or half-million-dollar bachelor suites. Where did you move to anyway?

      ***
      Disclaimer for the guy with nothing better to do than attack a wannabe PhD economist: Look elsewhere. I am a biostatistician, not a wannabe economist and certainly not a wannabe “quant”. My name on this board is to portray my story, a well-educated high earner living in a basement suite due to Vancouver real estate prices. So get over it.

  7. durrrr bla bla bla pontificate

  8. I really don’t like Vancouver.

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