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24 Reasons Why You Should Leave California

I try not to throw too much debby-downer content on to this blog, but after returning from Budapest I’m finding myself slightly depressed. Therefore, this seemed appropriate.

Why You Should Leave California

1. The weather is too good sometimes. I know, this sounds ridiculous. But the lack of bad days means you never appreciate the good ones. In Budapest it was 70 degrees every day. And people were so happy about it. In California, it’s just another day at the office.

2. Last call is at 2:00am 1:30am. What a joke.

3. Traffic is horrendous, and there’s absolutely no public transportation. If Los Angeles had the public transit of New York City, I wouldn’t be writing this point. But here, I’m forced to live in the most expensive area of the city so I don’t have to sell my soul sitting in my car everyday, and that’s in addition to slowly dying in my cubicle. San Diego is not as bad. San Francisco is horrendous, too. Why you’d live anywhere else in California, I don’t know.

4. Fake people. How many times has someone told you they’d love to hang out and then nothing ever happened? California is the land of flakes.

5. California is as expensive as hell. That’s the price for the weather.

6. Liberal. I’ve written about them before – not a fan.

7. Illegal aliens have invaded a good junk of the SoCal region. I don’t have a problem with them coming if they do the paperwork and do their part to contribute to our society. I do have an issue with them sponging off us and my tax dollars going towards supporting them.

8. Homeless people. See point #7 – same reasons apply.

9. Hollywood, which everybody around the world worships. I’ll never understand why.

10. Stockton.

11. Oakland.

12. Gay people. I’m not opposed to gay marriage at all, but I am tired of having it shoved down my throat here.

13. It’s far from the beautiful women of Europe.

14. Prius drivers. Granted, there are shitty drivers everywhere in the world, but Prius drivers take the cake and they’re rampant here.

GET OUT OF THE FAST LANE IF YOU WANT TO SAVE GAS BY DOING 55 MPH ON THE FREEWAY.

15. So. Many. Men. Online dating isn’t a bad option, simply because the clubs are always packed full with four dudes for every girl. I found New York City to be much better. This isn’t to say that you can’t have success with night game in California. You certainly can. Just prepare yourself for a lot of nights of sighing to yourself and saying, “Not this sausagefest again.”

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16. You must have a car. Maybe you could get by without one in San Francisco, but you sure as hell can’t down in Southern California. Not that having a car is a bad thing, but it’s the fact that you simply can’t survive without one.

17. LAX.

18. The 405.

19. The reputation California has is simply too great. Many people in the U.S. and throughout the world think of California has the best place on the planet – how could it ever live up to the expectations?

20. The salaries don’t scale. Yes, I make more than someone working the same job in Nebraska. However, this doesn’t make up for the fact that my living expenses are probably four times higher than an engineer in Nebraska. The numerical value of salaries seems awfully high, but doesn’t scale that well towards the cost of living.

21. Because of #20, the rat race is in full effect here. Always gotta buy more stuff, make more money. It’s hard to get out.

22. This might be repetitive, but the cities themselves are completely overrated. San Francisco is over-running with cock and IT nerds. Los Angeles is mostly disgusting and it takes you an hour to go five miles. Sacramento, where I grew up, is probably gets the highest, “Why is THAT city the capitol?” questions of anywhere in the U.S. I do like San Diego for the most part, but I could easily write another post like this with specific things I don’t like.

23. The women are getting fatter by the day.

24. The women are getting more entitled by the day.

Despite the above, I do have one positive thing to say about California: it’s a great place to get some reps in. Whether that be with approaching women and dating, trying to get ahead in your career, or sometimes even just trying to rent an apartment. California is tough because of the high demand, and at one point or another it will probably chew you up and spit you out. Granted, it’s no New York City, but California is not a walk in the park either.

It’s having been born and raised, and now having lived here my whole adult life – I’ve finally realized that I will want to move on at some point. Where that next place is, I don’t know. But thank you, California.

The sunshine state has gotten to the point I’ve realized the sun shines brighter in other places.

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  • ArtistGuy79 says:

    Come to Dallas, we have horrible Lexus drivers. Straight Christians get shoved down your throat here. (I have no problems with straights…but sheesh.) Housing costs are rising because you all keep moving here. And you never really know what the weather is going to be like from day to day. Mostly 100+ degrees, but could be ice tomorrow. (traffic and no public transportation, too.) Traffic’s getting worse because…again…all you Californians are moving here.

  • Alissa says:

    Haha I hope you kill yourself, these are the worst reasons I’ve seen.

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  • Easton N says:

    Agree with everything stated in the article! But I know some parts of California have to take the wrath of the California stereotypes that don’t deserve the stereotypes. The Northern part above Sacramento County should be a new state called Jefferson! Southern California is doomed, it’s basically Mexico. Some parts near LA are basically China.

  • John says:

    What kind of a fucktard idiot wrote this bigoted and highly unintelligent article? Sounds like a pussy who can’t get himself a real job.

  • Beverly says:

    DH and I are native Californians. We are preparing to move and looking at several different states and out of the US to move to. Sad to say, the only good thing about CA these days is the weather and the few good, decent people still there. This is not enough of a reason to stay and with the idiot lib and socialist people in leadership in the state, it will only get worse. We will open another new business when we relocate. CA makes it almost impossible for small business to open and succeed; that’s part of our reasons to leave. When the last legit American leaves, please take the flag with you so it can be preserved in some museum. For those who stay, God help you all. You need it.

  • Leslie says:

    Glad to see that it’s not just me, wanting to leave the state. I was bullied out of my state job by high-level state dems, and have struggled job-wise, since. I now juggle two low-paying part-time jobs to make up for not being able to find decent full-time employment. Managing to survive, but the people here are not great. The men are just as fake & untrustworthy as the women. How is anyone supposed to find happiness amongst the muck? Ugh. Anyway…glad to see I’m not the only one.

  • kawaii says:

    these are ridiculous reasons

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