So it's not that I'm a negative person and just find fault with every city. I've liked everywhere except London. I don't think that I've become overly critical. I hated it from the moment I got here. Quite literally, I got off the plane, looked at all of these South Asian airport employees, and knew that I made a big mistake. I got in the taxi, talked to Cockney driver, and knew that I wouldn't like this place. Looked around shitty and dirty and "multi-cultural" London during my journey to some dilapidated hostel and knew that this was not for me. And my opinion never improved. From that very first day I formed the impression, quite rightly, that this place is shit.
I tried to find a video of people detailing why they hate London but it was all petty bullshit. Too big, chavs, whatever. This is absurd.
It's like people who complain that the weather is bad in London. The weather isn't bad. There are so many legitimate things to complain about that it annoys me when people hang on this trivial and factually-incorrect weather thing.
Maybe somebody wrote a list. I'll search for "why I hate London".
Yeah, this sucks too. Bunch of pretentious jackasses talking about how the clubs aren't cool enough and whatnot. They're part of the problem. "My fucking penis is too big to ride a Boris Bicycle" bullshit. It's tight-jean, faggot, middle class idiocy written to a similar "sophisticated", "urban", mid-20s audience.
I'm trying to convey why London is shit not in a "look at me, I'm too cool for London" way but rather objectively why it's an awful place to live. Cost of housing, rude people on the trains, black people, et cetera. And I'm not writing to a "hip" London audience. I'm writing to yokels from the sticks who never left their inbred villages and probably never will. What would said yokels want to know if they were considering a move to shitty London?
Well, this guy gets it:
Never visited london but think negatively toward the capital based on friends who moved out of london in their late 20's/early 30's due to the high crime and unaffordable housing not compensated with high enough average wages.
That's pretty much it. TheStudentRoom forums aren't usually a haven for intellectual discourse but "si82" summarised it well.
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