Monday, April 11, 2011

What I Hate About Houston

We have been in this city for about seven months now, and I love everything there is about Houston: the big city atmosphere, low cost of living, diversity, plentiful bike trails, an over abundance of affordable housing developments, plentiful restaurants (I have never seem so many different restaurants that I never heard of). I can go on and on about what I love about Houston. BUT....

There is a short list of what I do not like about Houston.

1) Cost of car insurance - I thought because I would be in The South that car insurance would be significantly cheaper than D.C. I was sadly mistaken. It appears to be just about the same, if not more. But this is not too much of an issue for me. This was more of a wish I had hope for, because I did experience high insurance in DC. What is an issue is...

2) Houston Drivers - Is it me, or is there at least one driver, everytime I'm behind the wheel, who drives as if they are mad at everyone around them AND they are running late AND they are running from the cops AND they're trying to show off their car AND they want to annoy other drivers by swerving in and out of lanes while driving 15-20 miles over the 30/mph speeding limit all at the same time?

First, I admit, I do drive fast from time to time, but not if I am going to Kroger down the street. I mostly drive fast on the highway, and not in residential areas when I'm on my way to work knowing that there will be a chance that I will be stopping at traffic lights every 200 yards.

When we first arrived, this is one of the first things I noticed about Houston and its drivers. It's very annoying and more of a pet peeve of mine, mainly because I do not like anyone driving faster than me.


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