Morristown, a disheartening place to live

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Sean

Morristown, TN

#1 Jul 23, 2012
So I leave Morristown for almost two months for a project I had with my job. I returned to Morristown today at around 11:30am. What do I see the second I pull off of exit 8? A smaller type compact car with smoke bellowing out of it's tail pipe with a "In loving memory of" tribute to some dead person that no one knows on his back window and as I passed them, I happened to glance over at the driver. What did I see? He was drinking a Bud Light and had a 12 pack in the passenger seat, talking on the phone and smoking a cigarette. I swear, this town has become nothing but a sh*thole over the past 20 years or so that I've lived here. I was born and raised in Jefferson City, but lived in Morristown all of my life. I have to say that I'm deeply disgusted at the quality of people that are here. Even people I went to high school with are nothing but pillheads, alcoholics, thieves or just simply don't have a pot to piss in. You guys can talk about the Mexican situation we have all you want to, but I'm here to tell you that it's not the Mexicans that's ruining this town. It's the people who are from here, and it's making me turn away from all of you. I've struggled with this for many years, because I've had to turn a lot of my friends away because of the choices they've made, just so I wouldn't be influenced by it. I just think it's sad, and I'm now looking forward to leaving Morristown for good.
sean bean

Morristown, TN

#2 Jul 23, 2012
Well, at least it's better than Aurora, Colorado
Waylon Jennings

United States

#3 Jul 23, 2012
Lets go to Luchenbach Texas
Willie

Mount Juliet, TN

#5 Jul 23, 2012
sean bean wrote:
Well, at least it's better than Aurora, Colorado
Not really. Sure, Aurora has had a tragedy but Aurora also has a population of over 350,000. I bet if you compared the quality of life, employment rate, level of education, infant mortality rate, and other indicators, Aurora would come out way ahead.

I have to agree with the original poster. This was once a very nice town, but not anymore.
Okay

Morristown, TN

#6 Jul 23, 2012
Sean wrote:
So I leave Morristown for almost two months for a project I had with my job. I returned to Morristown today.....
Sean may I say that you must have excellent eye site to be able to identify that the driver was drinking Bud Light. In addition, unless you were driving a semi where you had a high vantage point, you must have x-ray vision to see a 12 pack sitting in the passenger seat. I would also like to commend you on your astro-projection abilities as you were born and raised in Jefferson City but yet you lived in Morristown your entire life. You are one amazing person and I wished I could call you friend, but I'm sure a super hero as yourself has no need for a common person like me.
LMAO

Kingsport, TN

#7 Jul 23, 2012
Sorry but your wrong. The Mecans wer brough here to rive down wages and are the reason this place has lost the middle class. Most have been laid-off and went to work for minimum wage thru a temp agency. Once people start to just survive and no longer live, they lose heart. You can not sell a home for what its worth anymore. So alot are stuck just trying to keep the basic bills paid. Discrectionary spending is gone. Look at the drop in sales tax collections compared to 10-20 years ago. When factories here were working citizens they had to pay living wages to keep workers, now they can pay slave wages and really don't care about workers at all. So why should the workers care? They see the huge amounts of profit the companies make, yet they are constantly threatened to be replaced with Mexicans , or the factory threatens to move to Mexico. Berkline actually did move to Mexico. Layed off hundreds. Citizens are left with the choice of either surviving any way they can, even to selling pills and such to make ends meet. Or they can walk away from everything here and hope to find better quality of life somewhere else. When they choose to leave over surviving here, they ruin their credit and usually end up on the street. In short, Your way off on Why folks here have went down hill. They didn't do it to themselves. The county, city , and the factory managers did it to them intentionally. Now they just raise property taxes and utility rates to try and gain back the massive tax losses. Now these idiots stand in commission meetings looking like retards trying to figure out what went wrong. The most dangerous person in the world is a man who feels he has nothing left to lose. Remember that 5 yrs from now.
Sean

Morristown, TN

#8 Jul 23, 2012
Okay wrote:
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Sean may I say that you must have excellent eye site to be able to identify that the driver was drinking Bud Light. In addition, unless you were driving a semi where you had a high vantage point, you must have x-ray vision to see a 12 pack sitting in the passenger seat. I would also like to commend you on your astro-projection abilities as you were born and raised in Jefferson City but yet you lived in Morristown your entire life. You are one amazing person and I wished I could call you friend, but I'm sure a super hero as yourself has no need for a common person like me.
I drive a Tahoe, and it's not difficult to see in someone's car at all. Also, what I meant by my entire life was my adulthood. Go ahead and bash, that's all anyone around here is good for these days. Have fun with it, and enjoy yourself.
Citizen

Irmo, SC

#9 Jul 23, 2012
McGuffins, Mexicans, should I say more.... ow and Pills....
Happy we moved too

United States

#10 Jul 23, 2012
We work here but moved to Jefferson county near Chestnut hill area, clean private peaceful place to go home to everyday.
lol

United States

#11 Jul 23, 2012
Sean wrote:
<quoted text>I drive a Tahoe, and it's not difficult to see in someone's car at all. Also, what I meant by my entire life was my adulthood. Go ahead and bash, that's all anyone around here is good for these days. Have fun with it, and enjoy yourself.
Don't pay these idiots any mind. They are all poverty stricken, uneducated pill heads. Keep doing the right thing, and best of luck on getting the H out of there.
Truth

Morristown, TN

#12 Jul 24, 2012
Yeah whats the deal with all the "in memory of" stickers on the back of peoples cars around here? I mean my god, thats all you get for a memory, a sticker on the back of somebody's car.
FRED

United States

#13 Jul 24, 2012
Okay wrote:
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Sean may I say that you must have excellent eye site to be able to identify that the driver was drinking Bud Light. In addition, unless you were driving a semi where you had a high vantage point, you must have x-ray vision to see a 12 pack sitting in the passenger seat. I would also like to commend you on your astro-projection abilities as you were born and raised in Jefferson City but yet you lived in Morristown your entire life. You are one amazing person and I wished I could call you friend, but I'm sure a super hero as yourself has no need for a common person like me.
So, I see I'm not the only white trash that caught that little slip of the tongue... lol

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#14 Jul 24, 2012
Sean wrote:
So I leave Morristown for almost two months for a project I had with my job. I returned to Morristown today at around 11:30am. What do I see the second I pull off of exit 8? A smaller type compact car with smoke bellowing out of it's tail pipe with a "In loving memory of" tribute to some dead person that no one knows on his back window and as I passed them, I happened to glance over at the driver. What did I see? He was drinking a Bud Light and had a 12 pack in the passenger seat, talking on the phone and smoking a cigarette. I swear, this town has become nothing but a sh*thole over the past 20 years or so that I've lived here. I was born and raised in Jefferson City, but lived in Morristown all of my life. I have to say that I'm deeply disgusted at the quality of people that are here. Even people I went to high school with are nothing but pillheads, alcoholics, thieves or just simply don't have a pot to piss in. You guys can talk about the Mexican situation we have all you want to, but I'm here to tell you that it's not the Mexicans that's ruining this town. It's the people who are from here, and it's making me turn away from all of you. I've struggled with this for many years, because I've had to turn a lot of my friends away because of the choices they've made, just so I wouldn't be influenced by it. I just think it's sad, and I'm now looking forward to leaving Morristown for good.
Going to a private ialand? that's the only place you can get away from all that, not everyone here is like that, maybe you just need to choose your friends better.

Since: Apr 11

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#15 Jul 24, 2012
Sean, unfortunately every area has it's bad apples if you will. My family and I are transplants from South Florida.. Miami to be exact and though people their may look better and smell better, they are rude and obnoxious thus why we left 5+ years ago. Morristown isn't fabulous by any means either but compared to where I grew up it's somewhat better. As far as schools go. Big cities experience such an overcrowding that children slip through the cracks and teachers are just overworked and stressed with having 40+ kids to one classroom. Education is a bit more laxed but it is so much easier for a child to excel and have the attention he or she so deserves by teachers and coaches. This much I truly like. As you mentioned in a town like this you have to pick your 'friends' wisely and those who your children hang out with. Children can actually excel to become someone with the right home teaching and instilling high standards. We all see the kinds of people you mention here. Smoking in the car with windows up and small children in the backseat. Pregnant girls smoking, it is very sad that no one took the time to instill what is acceptable and what isn't. There are plenty of good hard working people who aren't leaching on the government.. Don't let it get to you, just look at what you have around you and do what you can to make your little hemisphere as bright as possible. Next time you see something you dislike thank your lucky stars you had someone who loved you enough to take the time to teach you that, which has made you the conscientious adult you are today!=)
lol

Morristown, TN

#16 Jul 24, 2012
iRant wrote:
Sean, unfortunately every area has it's bad apples if you will. My family and I are transplants from South Florida.. Miami to be exact and though people their may look better and smell better, they are rude and obnoxious thus why we left 5+ years ago. Morristown isn't fabulous by any means either but compared to where I grew up it's somewhat better. As far as schools go. Big cities experience such an overcrowding that children slip through the cracks and teachers are just overworked and stressed with having 40+ kids to one classroom. Education is a bit more laxed but it is so much easier for a child to excel and have the attention he or she so deserves by teachers and coaches. This much I truly like. As you mentioned in a town like this you have to pick your 'friends' wisely and those who your children hang out with. Children can actually excel to become someone with the right home teaching and instilling high standards. We all see the kinds of people you mention here. Smoking in the car with windows up and small children in the backseat. Pregnant girls smoking, it is very sad that no one took the time to instill what is acceptable and what isn't. There are plenty of good hard working people who aren't leaching on the government.. Don't let it get to you, just look at what you have around you and do what you can to make your little hemisphere as bright as possible. Next time you see something you dislike thank your lucky stars you had someone who loved you enough to take the time to teach you that, which has made you the conscientious adult you are today!=)
If the education level here is so grand, how come the vast majority of those who graduate here can't read or write on a 5th grade level? Why is it that so many people are so fat, dumb and on pills? Why is it that so many people here will never even buy a house, or have anything of their own? Why is it that the college educated that come from this town is below 16%?
Jack

Morristown, TN

#17 Jul 24, 2012
lol wrote:
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Why is it that the college educated that come from this town is below 16%?
Where did you get that figure ? Really, do you have a link ?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#18 Jul 24, 2012
LOL.. Never said education was top notch. Please re-read my post. I merely said with the right parenting and co-teaching one can raise a very intelligent child who stands out above the rest in the area. It isn't too hard to be an advanced student if the education continues at home. This should be especially so if one believes that the majority of the population is uneducated, should make one push their children harder to succeed..
lol

Morristown, TN

#19 Jul 24, 2012
Jack wrote:
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Where did you get that figure ? Really, do you have a link ?
Sorry, my mistake it's 13%. LOL Just scroll down just a little and read there Captain Jack!

http://www.city-data.com/city/Morristown-Tenn...
Jack

Morristown, TN

#20 Jul 24, 2012
lol wrote:
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Sorry, my mistake it's 13%. LOL Just scroll down just a little and read there Captain Jack!
http://www.city-data.com/city/Morristown-Tenn...
Why, thank you. That WAS the link that I have been unable to find. I appreciate you.
Norah

Morristown, TN

#21 Jul 24, 2012
I understand what the OP is saying. I have lived here all my adult life too. Every time I leave this town and return it does not take long to see the good folks of Morristown doing the things the OP described.But the other side to this is not much better. If you go to any larger city in a 4 hour drive from here you see a bunch of thug gang members holding their crotch and pants pulled down showing their nasty rear. And if you go to any bigger city such as Atlanta, New York, all you see everyone is bunch of sissy men holding hands and butched up women calling each other baby. OMG what's worse. I guess bottom line is that the world is not perfect. Evil and degenerates are everywhere. But I sure would like to get out of this city and live where the politics don't stink as bad the trashy people of the town.

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