I Hate Seattle

Very evil place

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Seattle sucks ass. Got transferred here and left this place as soon as I could. Nothing ever happens in this city. There is no culture or warmth. Everybody here is in it for themselves. It is a business/work city. The only people saying Seattle rocks are losers with no ambitions at all. Which is very ironic because the people here act like they are so civilized and the best. Which is totally wrong. The men here are yuppies and hipsters too. Very jealous and snobbish people. And also, Seattle has this thing where they get rid of anything good. Personally, I call it Seattle's campaign on cutting people down.

One thing I noticed about many of the business industries here in Seattle, is that they will want you to pay extra money to be a member. And several options for different kinds of membership. Each option being very expensive; even the cheapest "plan". Even things like radio stations here, will ask for you to pitch in lots of money; just to stay a member. The city likes to embarrass people and pretends like you are the one who is the problem.

People here have a weird sense of humor and yes, they are passive-aggressive. They will act like you are an idiot if you don't seemingly deliver some sort of idiotic, degrading sense of humor. I think the city exists as a way to degrade or cut people down. The people always talk about themselves, and you have to have a good personality in order to be liked. The people act very juvenile like kids in High school. And everything here seems like a popularity contest.

Seattlites are closet sadists -- I've had it figured out. It is a very miserable place to live. They also hate the USA more than any other city, and people carry around Canadian flags.

Posted by Froggy 1 day ago in rude people, business, liberalism - Permalink

Why are Seattle women so ugly?

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Why are the women so ugly in Seattle? They swarm here like flies to a cow paddy. Seriously, what's wrong with the women here? Is there something in the water? I've lived in 8 major cities, several different countries but land up here and I'm just stunned at how ugly the women are. I'm not into the LA porn star look, but simply love a beautiful woman, with beautiful hair and skin. Charming, flirtatious, and like a Parisian woman, can grab a scarf and walk down the street with style and panache.

Instead Seattle is filled with bull-dog ugly women, with bad skin, overweight, muffin tops, hair growing like wild blackberry bushes in all the wrong places, no chins, double chins, no hips, hips as wide as an elephants backside and hair that looks like they’ve cut with weed whackers. All that combined with the charm of ferrets.

Women hit 40 in Seattle and only have two hair cuts - short gray hair and long gray hair. Fashion means dressing like fishermans' wives and walking around with the gait of bikers, thighs chaffing as they waddle down the street. Funny thing is I've met good looking guys here with girlfriends whose faces could peel the paint off the wall they are so unattractive.

Thank god my wife is a California babe. Three kids, weighs 110lbs, not a stretch mark on her. She looks better in a swimsuit than women half her age in Seattle. Mind you, she's Asian with an MBA, so she gives a damn.

Posted by Kshama Lama Ding Dong 9 days ago in seattle, women, dating - Permalink

I'm seeing a trend

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For all of you Washington newbies posting about how bad Seattle is I want to tell you. I'm a Washington native, 50+ years and Seattle wasn't always like this. In fact, it used to be a great city and we used to have fun going there for a day or weekend. Now however, everything you all are saying is absolutely true and I now avoid it like the plague. It is interesting though that most everyone here saying how bad Seattle is, also relatively new to the area. This is the problem. Millions of you moved here, especially from California and are making it exactly what you were running from when you came here. Stop, go home, so the rest of us can save our city/state.

Posted by RustInMyVeins 12 days ago in People - Permalink

Was not that bad 16 years ago?

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I am reading through this site with interest. So many people agreeing on the same core problems of Seattle.

I do believe you, but I suspect Seattle simply wasn't that bad 16 years ago when I lived there for a couple of months. It was the end of year 2001, right after 9/11.

Sure it wasn't a lot of time I spent there and I didn't meet that many people, but here's a collection of anecdotes which, while obviously not being the last word, "contradict" this site complaints about Seattle. I suspect Seattle simply wasn't that bad back then. I would be curious to go back there and see it changed, and understand what exactly happened. I believe the theory that the raise of Amazon (existed already, but wasn't that big), general transformations in the US due to technology and hardcore leftist culture, and an invasion of tech nerds and money people in Seattle, have transformed its social picture completely.

- I didn't see the people being particularly anti-social. They were behaving normally.
- A black guy was super nice to me in helping me find a street. Even though my english was non existent back then (I'm not a native english speaker).
- I was just 18 and dressed like crap. I went to some sort of hip-hop clothing store to buy large trousers. The black people in there were respectful towards me white loser.
- I just don't remember anyone treating me particularly like shit. I tend to not forget that type of thing. I am observant and critical of the various societies and groups I encounter. Maybe I just didn't spend enough time there to understand, but the "Seattle Freeze" behavior the site describes would be immediately apparent, and reminds me of Scandinavia where I lived. I did have a problem with that, but I did not notice any of that in a particular measure in Seattle at the time.
- Coming from a european nation with no Starbucks cafes at the time, I had my first experience with it, and made a friend in a girl barista there. She was just a regular american girl in my eyes. She started talking to me first.
- I entered a few shops and I can remember being kindly welcomed a few times. Nothing like I see described here, of businesses not caring about your presence. Note: no I was not that physically stunning back then (I am now! ;) ).
- It was winter, christmas time through february. The weather and my own life situation depressed me back then. I was suffering panic attacks and was worried about my health. Despite this, I didn't feel Seattle's people were treating me bad.
- I just did not see the extreme antisocial coldness or passive-aggressiveness that really reminds me of the people in Iceland or maybe eastern europeans.
- I met with people I first chatted with over the internet, and everything went fine. Absolutely no antisocial weirdness or "freeze" nor bad manners. Quite the opposite. Sure it was a long time a go and my memory can't be precisely accurate, but surely the people I met there weren't THAT bad else I would have remembered.

I believe Seattle has changed quite radically, but I really want to understand how. Could Amazon alone have brought so much misery to a city? Why has the decay been so intense there specifically?

You can find a video of Valve Software's headquarters in Bellevue Seattle, and you'll see some incredibly antisocial nerds who escape terrified as soon as they see the camera. This makes me feel tenderness towards them though, not hatred.

I am too far from Seattle to go there now, but it is one dream of mine to do a nostalgic trip to the places I visited there in 2001, albeit I would be upset to see the negative changes the people in this site mentions.

Has changed changed so much? Why?

Oh, I almost forgot. I met two women from Seattle more recently, a couple of years ago, in Iceland, and they were some of the worst people I have EVER met. One was ethnically asian and she was a bitch who enjoyed putting me down. An absolute bitch with resting bitch face, out to seek and destroy. The other was an older woman of swedish origins who was status-obsessed, extremely materialistic and seem to think like is about money and popularity. She decided her son is "way out of my league" because he "has many contacts", this by having zero information about me simply because I don't go around boasting about how many people I know or my successes. Her son was in the end a humble microphone holding "technician" in movies and wannabe musician. She met me in the kitchen of a hostel in Iceland and assaulted me with a plethora of insults and put-downs. That struck me as one of the most openly aggressive encounter I have had over there. The woman seemed insanely narcissistic and seemed upset or concerned that my life didn't revolve around career, business and selling myself. I didn't know what to think about this encounter and thought it could have something to do with her being swedish or a generic american mindset influence, not specific to Seattle.

All these small anecdotes obviously aren't conclusive proof of anything but they might point in some direction. I am curious to know your opinions on this. The Seattle I knew is completely different from the ones so many people in here describe (they can't all be wrong). Either I was too young and unexperienced and thus blind to the matters back then, or Seattle changed. All I remember is people smiling and being nice to me, and I usually remember bad encounters like the other ones mentioned above. Absolutely noone harassed me while I was in Seattle in 2001, like those two did later.

Posted by TheBeautifulChicken 13 days ago in past, niceness, lost - Permalink

Seattle, what a disappointment

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I decided to completely uproot my life in Southern California in order to start over fresh in Seattle. I transferred my job and applied for college with excitement that Seattle was this beautiful city full of opportunity...I was highly mistaken.

Here I am, only five months into my one year lease and I can't wait for it to be over.

First of all, my rent alone is way too expensive and it's ridiculous that I have to pay another $250 just to park my car inside of my own garage -- also, car insurance is way more expensive here and you'll wish you didn't have a car if you do.

The people are terribly rude, which they are everywhere, but more-so here. It's almost as if everyone is just miserable or angry and they want to take it out on you. The people are so awful here that I find myself never wanting to leave my apartment and I don't. I go to work, go grocery shopping and then come home and that's it.
The people were so terrible here that I even had to quit my job that I was with for years. Between all of the homeless druggies that came in to steal or tried to rob me while I was working to my piece of shit manager that said I should fight when someone comes in to steal something. Even the people in my apartment complex are rude, they are struck up, antisocial, assholes, who think they are better than everyone, even though we live in the same damn building. The customer service is terrible, you almost don't even know who's working at the place you are at, because no one helps or greets you. Forget going out to eat, I've had waiters that would roll their eyes, slam plates, and even purposely ignore me and my party -- mind you, I am very polite and treat everyone with respect until they push the wrong buttons.

The pedestrians will walk across the street whenever they want and if you make even the slightest bit of eye contact, they will start something with you. I'm not exaggerating, I had a guy cross the street when it was my light to go and I had to slam on my brakes so I wouldn't hit him and he begin slamming his fists against the hood of my car until I was able to leave. Did I mention that it takes hours to get anywhere? If you want to head anywhere outside of downtown, expect to drive way longer than you anticipated. Ironically, the people in Seattle don't know how to drive when it rains, so the time waiting in traffic is tripled during those extra-rainy days.

The homeless people are everywhere and if you don't give them money, they become aggressive. When you're stopped at a stop light, they will come up to your window and knock until you roll it down and give them something. They don't want food either, I had a woman get upset that we gave her food instead of cash and she ended up throwing it away. If you live here, expect to have people constantly coming up to you and bothering you for money.

Did I mention that everything is more expensive here? I mean EVERYTHING! Even something as small as a piece of fruit at the grocery store. There is also hidden fees in almost everything. I was excited to go to college up here only to find out that my tuition would be $52,000 a year as opposed to $4,000 back in California -- this isn't because I am not a resident either, this is solely based on the program that I wanted to attend at SU.

Forget buying a house here. Homes that are valued at $200,000 are selling for $600,000 within a day. I mean, c'mon, this place isn't that great to spend that sorta money on a house.

Essentially, I could deal with things being a little more expensive, but what's really driving me away is the terrible fucking people. I don't expect people to be in a chippy mood all of the time, hell, I don't even care if people never say hello when we're passing by, but the rudeness is just unbearable. I've only been here for five months and can recall more than fifty negative encounters I have had with the people of Seattle.
Like I said, Seattle is a beautiful city, between the water, the city lights and the green trees, but that does not make up for the terrible fucking people here. I can't wait for this lease to be over so I can actually leave my apartment and not be threatened or treated like shit.

Posted by nowherexo 14 days ago in rude people, traffic, expensive, construction, hate - Permalink

ST3 tax

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Who else has been hit with a high ST3 tax when paying for their car tabs? Dear King County, Thanks for forcing me to pay $260 to fund your garbage bullshit transit system that does virtually nothing to alleviate the grid locked mess that embodies Seattle and mainly only serves the wandering homeless and the libtards too poor to afford a car or a motorcycle.

Posted by amcknight 14 days ago in transit - Permalink

Get out While you Can

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City of Seattle is a terrible place to live. Too many Libtards, f'd up Mayor and City Council and a bunch of brainwashing teachers in the school system. Not too mention the terrible traffic, weather, infrastructure. The homelessness is out of control. They have more rights now than the average citizen. Lawlessness is what I call it. It truly is unbelievable. Keep inviting the bums. Get in line for your free s h i t.

Get out while you can. Cash out and get out of city limits.

Posted by liberalismisamentaldisorder 14 days ago in All the above - Permalink

Get out while you can. It won't get better.

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I haven't been to this site in awhile, but traffic appears to be up significantly.

I've had one foot out the door for years, but I'm finally throwing in the towel. I have a great job, which is the only redeeming quality about Seattle - Good jobs and no state income tax. But the rest of my life has been suffering and I can't do this anymore.

My experience mirrors a lot of posts I see on here. I've lived here for 6 years. When I first got here I was eager to take on the challenge, but now I give up and want to live somewhere
easier- with better weather, more fun, and fewer homeless people.

Initially, I wanted to go out all the time, but quickly found most of the people suck. I've been relegated to an existence where 99% of my time is spent in the office or at home. I don't even talk to most of my coworkers. Most of them are so weird. Sorry that I wrongly assumed your gender.

On the rare occasion when it's actually nice out and I feel like driving somewhere, everyone else will be doing the same and I'll be stuck in traffic for hours, which reinforces my desire to never go anywhere.

Last summer, I went to my previous city, Chicago, and was blown away by all the fun nightlife, the people, the energy. You know, all the things Seattle lacks. I happened to meet two people who used to live in Seattle, and they both said "lived there for a year, never made a friend, left."

Wish I had bailed after my first year as well.

Posted by leave_as_you_are 15 days ago in weather, traffic, people suck - Permalink

I am leaving in 34 days

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I moved to Seattle 12 months ago. I'm leaving in 35 days.

I moved to Seattle thinking of an amazing city with classy young professionals and amazing startups, events, communities. This is not Seattle.

Seattle is a place where people growl at you, everyone looks homeless, the dt area is filthy, the University area is filthy, the women are rude and don't take care of themselves, homelessness everywhere, drug problems everywhere, customer service is horrible, there bording up the churches, I was attacked for celebrating Easter, the majority of people die there hair, they only get half of there hair cut, nightlife is laughable, Fremont is a street with 6 divebars on it that are empty. I Haven't Even Gotten To The Weather.

The libs here are so incredibly radical it's scary.
The East coast and mid West are so much better.

Posted by Movingasap 16 days ago in I didn't think it was possible to dislike a place this much - Permalink

Pedestrians!

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Hello everyone! I'm new here. A little about me, I attended the University of Washington (Seattle) for architecture and have been working here for about 2 years after graduation. So yup, I've spent a total of 7 glorious years in this shit hole.

ANYWAYS, aside from having to sit in traffic for nearly hours on end, who else HATES the pedestrians who walk these slums? They NEVER look when they're crossing or walk a snails pace as if to deliberately give drivers a red light! And don't get me started on bikers...they just weave in between the side walk and the road as if they can switch between being a "vehicle" or"pedestrian" whenever they wish! If you are on the road, you will be treated like a vehicle so obey the laws of the road!

Just the other day, I was turning right at an intersection. Mid-turn, the pedestrian light came on and without even looking, some jogger, headphones in, just blindly runs across and almost runs into my car!!! Her mate makes the effort to actually run up to my car and tell me to "watch how I'm driving" and starts hitting my car!! Unbelievable. I hate the people of Seattle and their self-absorbed bullshit! I can understand if I wasn't looking where I was going, but i was not at fault. Pedestrians think that they will ALWAYS be the victim of any motor incident. Not true.

Another time, a woman was yelling at me out at a gas station because I was "taking to long to gas my car" !? Up to my wits end, I told her to "screw off, I've only been here for 4 minutes" and then she proceeds to tell me that I'm a terrible human being. Not sure if I'm overreacting, but the only time I've ever had some sort of altercation with anyone is in Seattle.

Everyone here is super passive aggressive, traffic is miserable, the weather is nice only 2-3 months out of the year and everyone is either homeless, vegan, hipster, or a radical libtard (no offense to any Dems here, but the Seattle libs here are just plain crazy). Sure, Seattle has a lot of scenic areas and there's a lot of recreational stuff, but how often do you actually get to enjoy it since the weather is always shitty? Pike place is dirty, sweaty and littered with homeless people, the gum wall is just plain GROSS, the Experience music project building is ugly and looks like someone a 5 year old designed it....you get the point. I don't know why people find this place fascinating.

My boyfriend and I are sick of it and want to move to Dallas, Texas since his father lives there. Anyone from Dallas or have lived there? I know it's really hot there, and every city will have its pros and cons, but I can't imagine any city that is a terrible as Seattle.

Posted by amcknight 17 days ago in pedestrians, hate - Permalink

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