- Poverty by the Sea
Yes, now YOU can drop your hard earned or inherited dollars here on the Oregon Coast!
Make sure to come in the summer, it is only worth living here five months a year.
It rains all winter long.
If you enjoy watching clear cuts in action every year,
This place is for you!
You can be viewed with distrust and suspicion by local inbreds if you live in the Country.....
You will never quite be one of them if your parents or grandparents weren't born here.
Oh, they will be friendly, right up until you sign the deal and fork over cash if you buy it from them.
Then, if you are a contractor, you can attempt to get work from starving local merchants with a bad attitude.
Its not that they are totally cheap, they are going bankrupt, too.
If you are looking for a job and have a degree.....perhaps you can be a maid, dishwasher or waiter...
In which case, if there are two of you,
It might be possible to work 12 hour shifts at several jobs to barely make it.
This is only in the summer, prepare to work your ass off while all the tourists enjoy themselves
During the only part of the year it is worth living here.
If you are lucky, you might just go into debt a little bit over winter.
Then work your ass off again, just to break even next summer.
Repeat ad infinitum,
Locals resent tourists, while smiling at them and trying to make a buck.
Feel free to join them, I did for twelve years......
You will still be in this position that long from now, too.
Unless you have some steady income from out of state.
Oregon, a poverty stricken, soggy wasteland of unemployed ex loggers and their spawn
Flaky hippy dipsh*ts, the occasional poseur artist, new age scammers, straight out thieves,
And basicly every human louse you can imagine,
All trying to suck blood/dollars from every person who drives through there.
All this, and more! Can be yours, if you buy my two acres on the coast near Manzanita.
You can almost be an Oregonian too....but never quite, in the squinty little pig eyes of your local country neighbors.
Aw, craigslist flagged and removed my painful,y accurate satire of life on the coast..
I guess it wasn't good for real estate sales..oh well.....
It did actually get positive reactions....
I pasted it below .......
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:01:50 -0700
All true and remarkably well written. Your spelling is actually correct!.... I rarely see that on the Oregon Coast Craigslist. We know, understand and identify with your frustration. We are (hopefully) selling our property and getting out this summer. I have a college degree, am in my fifties and currently work two jobs 7 days a week to make ends meet. Best of luck to you and know you are not alone in your sentiments.
"Coastal attitude my arse!"
lol lol. That was the funniest stuff i read in a long time. you made my day. I hope everything pans out for you. God bless you!