cleveland is america's most miserable city? no thanks forbes.
Friday, February 19, 2010
i can't even count how many emails/texts/gchats i got yesterday once the news broke that forbes magazine named cleveland america's most miserable city - it was like they called my baby ugly or something.
don't make me take off my heels, son.
i'm not quite sure why forbes magazine has it out for the city that i voluntarily choose to call home.
recently forbes has named cleveland one of the 'fastest dying', 'worst winter weather', and now 'most miserable' cities.
because of these "awards" i'm very curious of something... who on your staff of writers has a personal grudge towards cleveland?
was someone's wife stolen by a man who lives in cleveland? is someone a steeler's fan? does someone hate all things rock and roll?
because i simply can't wrap my head around the fact that my city has become the scapegoat for all things miserable.
i mean, have you been to jersey?
oh! and for an extra knife in my heart my hometown of canton, ohio is 9th on the list of most miserable cities - NINTH?!?!
also, when talking about cleveland being oh so miserable can you (forbes), please not bring up the cuyahoga river burning?
is that topic EVER going to die? it happened in 1969!
apparently the cuyahoga river burning is like an STD that is simply never going to go away - no matter how many shots of penicillin you give it.
it's safe to say i'm a cleveland fan, an online advocate even.
between the lake, our food scene, our sports teams, our hospital systems, museums, the rock hall, educational institutions and the fact that i live here, cleveland is pretty damn awesome.
sure cleveland is going through some tough economic times, but show me a city right now who isn't adversely affected by the economy.
but to call it miserable?
not so much.
i shake my fist at you forbes magazine because i love everything about cleveland and i'm nowhere, NOWHERE, near miserable.
so quit being so hard on the city that i love to call home before i have to call lebron to come kick your ass.
on that note... have a good weekend, kids!
UPDATE: so yeah, i created a Cleveland says, "No Thanks, Forbes" group on facebook - you should probably join.
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