Someone Sipped A Latte In The Rain – “I was staying with my aunt and uncle in their $2 million tear down. The city has no industry other than renovating or demolishing and building houses. Such a funny place.”

“Just got back from Dampcouver. Such a funny place . . . was staying with my aunt and uncle in their $2 million tear down. The city has no industry other than renovating or demolishing and building houses. Beyond that is seems like a pricey adult theme park . . . and tourism has such high paying jobs. Funny thing is you sometimes have 7 for sale signs in a row even in the ritzier areas. Guess there must be something special about sipping lattes in the rain.”
bsallergy at greaterfool.ca 24 Aug 2012 10:58pm

Move here. Buy some RE. Then you’ll understand.
– vreaa

14 responses to “Someone Sipped A Latte In The Rain – “I was staying with my aunt and uncle in their $2 million tear down. The city has no industry other than renovating or demolishing and building houses. Such a funny place.”

  1. …”sipping lattes in the rain.”… Could be worse. Take poor RandyLee for example… who, apparently utterly despondent at the thought of yet another latte-sipping wasted day in the RainForest, took it upon himself to cheer up MontanaMotorists and promote regional tourism… [NoteToEd: On the BrighterSide, I am certain that Randy’s a shoe-in at next year’s Darwin Awards Gala]….

    [UK Independent] – US Bigfoot hoaxer Randy Lee Tenley killed in car accident

    …”He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting,” trooper Jim Schneider said. “You can’t make it up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him. Police said Randy Lee Tenley, 44, of Kalispell may have been drinking but are awaiting tests to be certain.”…

    http://tinyurl.com/8qws227

  2. Could be worse. You could be sipping lattes in the snow in a $1.3 million McMansion on the western edge of Toronto. Overvaluation about the same.

  3. Not sure which Vancouver the commenter was sipping lattes’ in, can anyone remember the last time we had any serious rain here? I just checked the “Weather Network” and it was months ago.
    And can anyone explain this idea that we Vancouver types don’t work? Seems at odds with the other prevailing belief that we all work 3 jobs just to get by.
    But thanks for the sarcasm and weak economic analysis.
    The longer we live in Vancouver, the more we love it here, insane RE aside.

    • This comment encapsulates perfectly the self-rationalizing Vancouver mindset. Crappy weather? It’s not THAT bad. Ridiculously expensive? Hey, that’s the price to pay if you want to live in the BPOE.

      • El Ninja…I never said either of those things. Yes, sometimes the weather is crappy, just like most other places in Canada at certain times of the year. Is it worth whining about? Maybe to you it is, not to me. And where did you read I was attempting to rationalize the (as I stated originally) insane RE prices here? My love for Vancouver has to do with the people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve had. But thanks for adding the BPOE nonsense, your words not mine.

      • its OK allen – El Ninja’s comment perfectly encapsulates the prevailing bear mindset regarding Vancouver. If you have anything remotely positive or even neutral to say about Vancouver, you must be “deluding yourself”, or “drinking the koolaid”, or “ignoring fundamentals”. You are certainly not seeing Vancouver for what it actually is – the forever rainy, cold grey city full of ipod-wearing, coffee slurping isloationist losers working 3 jobs just to afford their 500 sqft skybox or townhouse in Langley, chained to debt they’ll carry until they’re 100 years old.

      • Thanks nuxfan. Too bad some people see the entire Vancouver experience in a negative light based only on the crazy RE here (oh, and that rain of course, lol).

      • “Hey, that’s the price to pay if you want to live in the BPOE.“

        Ah but live != own. Rag on Vancouver by all means — it`s not for everyone — it`s the investors who are second guessing what value means who will prove the most entertaining in the coming years.

        It may be nothing, but I`m putting another 24 of Kokanee on ice, just in case. Don`t hate me for drinking BC.

      • Most of the summer was crappy. A few weeks of sunshine, couple of hot days… wouldn’t even qualify as summer in most other cities.
        And it’s already ending.

    • Vancouverites don’t work.

      They will *claim* any or all of the following “occupations”:

      in school
      consultant / contractor
      gangster
      grow dope

      These require the following translations:

      in school = “I have $100k in student debt, 75% of which was spent on the very expensive business of not having had a job for the last 5-10 years”

      consultant / contractor = “I did some work for someone I know, a couple of times, awhile ago”

      gangster = “I have stupid tribal tattoos and wear those cage fighter shirts and I fancy myself to be an Urban Tough Guy. I don’t like Cocaine, I just like the smell of it.”

      grow dope = “smoke dope”

      The test is whether anyone actually has anywhere they’re supposed to be on weekdays. If you wake up on Tuesday morning and have to decide what to do with yourself, and are not a unionized government employee who gets Tuesdays off, you do not have a job.

      (At least not in the “BC has an economy aside from real estate scams” sense of the phrase.)

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