I saw a horror movie that reminded of Seattleites: Hellraiser. The cold demeanor of the "intelligent"seattlites reminds of the cold strange creatures in that Pandora's box. I find it funny how people consider this place to be liberal and accepting of others-and polite.
If you think Seattle is a terrible place to be, Everett is its small
town doppelgänger. All the same problems on a trashier, smaller scale...
About a third of the teachers my child has had here are monsters.
One used to make kids lie alone under a table for long periods of time as punishment. She would diagnose kids with disorders if she didn't like them or if they weren't easily manipulated. She tried to tell one parent that her husband had an inappropriate relationship with their daughter because one morning their daughter was clinging to his leg not to go to preschool and the teacher thought the child touched him to close to his groin. So she basically accused the father of impropriety when he wouldn't pull his screaming child off his leg and abandon her in this monster's classroom.
This is one example. These monster teachers:
1. Blame everyone and everything else for problem in their classroom.
2. Attempt to manipulate parents and children instead of working with them fairly and honestly to advance their child's education.
3. Ignore and dismiss bullying and aggressive behavior.
4. Attempt to hide problems from parents, and/or refuse to let patents observe in the classroom
5. Label and mistreat the child of the parents question their methods or express concern about their child's progress or well-being.
6. Flat-out lie about things they said or did.
7. Choose favorites and use them to control and manipulate other children through bullying, thereby teaching some children how to bully and others that it is okay to be bullied because that is what the teacher condones.
8. Ignore parents communications (even the smallest, kindest contact) and/or treat parents like they are annoying when they try to communicate with the teacher.
Once I lived in a condo with two a next door neighbor who played fox news so loud my child couldn't sleep in her bedroom. I tried to be kind to him so I could get him to be more cooperative and eventually be more respectful to us. Instead he came over and talked about taking naked pictures of children (about how bad that is)... He brought this subject up. It was very creepy. He talked about how he had his grand kids over all the time, but I never saw a child there. Then he asked to babysit our baby girl. I said no. He explained that he used to be a school bus driver.
I continued to be distant but polite. Then he sprayed my flower bed with weed killer, and when I confronted him, he yelled at me. We moved.
Beware of labradoodle breeders. I bought a multigenerational puppy for 1800 that was represented as being low to no shed.
When I picked her up the dam was shedding heavily. The breeder (without being asked) explained that she was shedding her pregnancy coat which is unusual and told me not to worry.
Two months later my puppy began shedding heavily and continued to do so for a year. It was fine hair that floated and that was impossible to clean. It clogged air filters. It fell in our food when she walked by. We breathed it constantly. It made us sick. It was the worst shedding I've ever known. Worse than a lab.
We returned her but the breeder behaved like this was something she expected, like she routinely deceives buyers and sometimes has to take a dog back. We did not get back the time and money we spent raising her nor do we know what happened to her.... Cheating con artist breeder...
I was in the recovery room moaning in pain as I regained Consciousness. Someone said, "give her something to shut her up." then I was out.
The hospital bed was dirty when I checked in with brown red drips down the rail. My husband cleaned it with a sanitizing wipe. I complained about it and the nurse said I was wrong then came in while i was alone and gave me anti-psychotic drugs to daze me, presumably so I wouldn't complain about the filth? My husband later confirmed my complaint when he returned.
I was treated like a whiny annoyance and like I was crazy for being I'm pain after surgery and calmly reporting sanitation problem.
I suppose by now everyone's heard about the hate crime in Spokane, where a couple of black teens beat to death an elderly World War 2 vet: http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/elderly-man-dies-after-being-attacked-outside-ice-arena/-/101214/21574858/-/9flm7iz/-/index.html
I was quite surprised. As a Californian, I didn't even know there was a significant black population in Spokane.
Have there long been racial tensions in Spokane, and/or in other parts of Washington? I'd heard that Tacoma has a problem with racial tensions between blacks and whites.
I've read about the stand-offish, passively aggressive, psuedo intellectual types. I've met those people you're talking about, and now I'm about to add a new group of people...bullies.
Bullying problems here is tremendous. No matter at work or school. I've get called names and even got my pants pulled down from behind by this Samoan guy gat my warehouse job before, the manager didn't do a damn thing as around here as it's all about who's popular - Something I've came to realization when I first moved here. I was fed up and called the HR and finally got the other guy suspended while threatening me that he's gonna "get at me after work.".
The bullies here are mostly transplant (Or should I say mostly from inner cities of Californian metropolitans.), and no mean to be racist, mostly minorities (Blacks, Hispanics, Islanders.), and for some reasons they love to target on Asians. They take advantage of the low level maturity and the easily impressed nature of the locals by acting stereotypical "gangsta" to impress them, and they target whoever just mind their own business and try to be civilized. I guess it must be a huge change for them coming from South LA, Oakland and Sacramento. They got this twisted sense of freedom and feel like they can act as uncivilized and cruel to other normal people as much as possible. As half of the local populations, hell even include the police officers I swear, are all into some counter culture type of bullshit, nobody really doing a damn thing to stop them when they act up on others.
Despite what they say about Seattle's low crime rates, I never feel such need of carrying a gun and this is coming from someone who lived in South Bronx New York. Can't wait of moving back to New York. Sure Big Apple got its own problems, but hey at least you don't see New Yorkers try to start drama on random people. If they rough around you, you must have done something to piss them off, intentionally or unintentionally. This is because we got some crazy son of bitches around there and if you pull that shit you might get stabbed or shot and you just never know who carries a gun or knife. Unlike these pale, childish, easily impressed jack asses who're spoon-fed with bunch of bullshit.
I've been reading a lot of posts on here and I keep seeing things like passive-aggressiveness, cliques, bullshitters etc. and I cannot believe it because those are the exact type of people I have encountered in this state my whole life.
I live in Tacoma and the weather isn't the only thing that is cold here. People here truly surprise me at how they truly just don't care about other people who aren't: their significant other, their children, their family, or longtime best friend. It's like everyone has their own tribe here and if you miss out on getting into one as a child then your totally screwed.
I am so tired of the detached apathy of the people here, I think everyone who lives here is in a mild depression because of lack of sunlight and it makes most of the population just act a little dead on the inside, and that's not from the excessive drug/alcohol abuse. Sometimes I just wanna scream 'are there any normal people here?!' lol.
This is why when I read things on here that I also feel about how the people are whack, it made me feel so much better.
Thankfully me and my husband are getting out. I have SAD and I just can't go through another WA winter, so we built a nice little truck bed camper and are going to travel to warmer skies. I have lived here my whole life so I am beyond excited to see how people in other states act, I really hope it is different than how they behave in WA.
Can someone tell me why it's so hard to meet men in this city? What a bunch of snobs and pussies..I've got to school with cheerleaders who were less bitchy. Just WHO in hell do u poor excuse for males think you are?