I regret moving to Quakertown

I regret moving to Quakertown

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Doc

Atlantic City, NJ

#1 Feb 28, 2011
I moved to a nicer neighborhood in Richland Township about 5 years ago, and Im regretting it more and more each day. My taxes are very high & the schools are average at best, however the most embarrasing part is that I have to tell people I live in QUAKERTOWN. People hear Quakertown and they think of Qmart and sex offenders. I keep hoping that this town will clean up and become a Doylestown or Perkasie, but I lose a little bit of hope everytime I drive through town and see the people walking the streets. They look like they belong in a trailer on the hills of Appalachia. They all have the same white trash facial features and bone structure, including underbites, sloping forehead, and pig noses. I need to move, or start a movement to change our mailing addresses to Richland Township, PA, instead of QUAKERTOWN.
bellybutton

Trenton, NJ

#2 Feb 28, 2011
perkasie is no walk in the park. the taxes are high here, we are bound by the same electric raping and trash bullshit as quakertown borough. the people here are the same as in quakertown.

the grass is greener.

also, doylestown isnt as golden cupcakes as everyone thinks either. again, high taxes and the illusion of a serene little town. it just isnt true. they have the same problems with unruly kids and lazy as quakertown and perkasie.

you only see it in quakertown, because you live there full time.
Sick of Rick

Newtown Square, PA

#3 Feb 28, 2011
Doc wrote:
I moved to a nicer neighborhood in Richland Township about 5 years ago, and Im regretting it more and more each day. My taxes are very high & the schools are average at best, however the most embarrasing part is that I have to tell people I live in QUAKERTOWN. People hear Quakertown and they think of Qmart and sex offenders. I keep hoping that this town will clean up and become a Doylestown or Perkasie, but I lose a little bit of hope everytime I drive through town and see the people walking the streets. They look like they belong in a trailer on the hills of Appalachia. They all have the same white trash facial features and bone structure, including underbites, sloping forehead, and pig noses. I need to move, or start a movement to change our mailing addresses to Richland Township, PA, instead of QUAKERTOWN.
It's your fault. You probably vote for the same Republican ticket every year. Most of them are stuck in 1950 and have no desire to catch up with the Philadelphia metro. This year, vote Democrat!
Roxy

Perkasie, PA

#4 Feb 28, 2011
Doc wrote:
I moved to a nicer neighborhood in Richland Township about 5 years ago, and Im regretting it more and more each day. My taxes are very high & the schools are average at best, however the most embarrasing part is that I have to tell people I live in QUAKERTOWN. People hear Quakertown and they think of Qmart and sex offenders. I keep hoping that this town will clean up and become a Doylestown or Perkasie, but I lose a little bit of hope everytime I drive through town and see the people walking the streets. They look like they belong in a trailer on the hills of Appalachia. They all have the same white trash facial features and bone structure, including underbites, sloping forehead, and pig noses. I need to move, or start a movement to change our mailing addresses to Richland Township, PA, instead of QUAKERTOWN.
Hey Doc, Move out of Quakertown,you don't seem to be very uplifting to the community either.
Nuts

Newtown Square, PA

#5 Feb 28, 2011
Doc wrote:
I moved to a nicer neighborhood in Richland Township about 5 years ago, and Im regretting it more and more each day. My taxes are very high & the schools are average at best, however the most embarrasing part is that I have to tell people I live in QUAKERTOWN. People hear Quakertown and they think of Qmart and sex offenders. I keep hoping that this town will clean up and become a Doylestown or Perkasie, but I lose a little bit of hope everytime I drive through town and see the people walking the streets. They look like they belong in a trailer on the hills of Appalachia. They all have the same white trash facial features and bone structure, including underbites, sloping forehead, and pig noses. I need to move, or start a movement to change our mailing addresses to Richland Township, PA, instead of QUAKERTOWN.
And you think your taxes are going to be lower in CBE, W, or S? Or Pennridge?

You sound like the nasty poster, JaConn. I'll bet you're him.

Move the Eff out. We don't need a88holes like you anyway.
Mdgartners

Quakertown, PA

#6 Mar 1, 2011
Doc wrote:
I moved to a nicer neighborhood in Richland Township about 5 years ago, and Im regretting it more and more each day. My taxes are very high & the schools are average at best, however the most embarrasing part is that I have to tell people I live in QUAKERTOWN. People hear Quakertown and they think of Qmart and sex offenders. I keep hoping that this town will clean up and become a Doylestown or Perkasie, but I lose a little bit of hope everytime I drive through town and see the people walking the streets. They look like they belong in a trailer on the hills of Appalachia. They all have the same white trash facial features and bone structure, including underbites, sloping forehead, and pig noses. I need to move, or start a movement to change our mailing addresses to Richland Township, PA, instead of QUAKERTOWN.
You can rent a post box at Richlandtown Post office if that will make you feel better,a key is about a dollar a year,,,,the cost to join is minimal.goodluck
Sure buddy

Sellersville, PA

#7 Mar 1, 2011
Doc wrote:
They all have the same white trash facial features and bone structure, including underbites, sloping forehead, and pig noses.
LOL.
Anyway, since you're a Quakertonian, and since all Quakertonians have "white trash facial features" (which I'm sure must be some scientific nomenclature), I'm sorry about your recent decline in facial feature quality. I am curious as to how it is that the location of one's residence determines one's facial features and/or underbite. I'm also wondering about the pigs whose noses have been attained for human utilization.

In any case, I think you are one of those few people who are so much better than us regular people that you really shouldn't put up with us any more. It would probably be best if you would get the hell away from us sad specimens by dropping dead. This imperfect world is obviously too much for your delicate sensibilities.

I myself like to eat pigs. I do so regularly. Sometimes they stuff them in cylindrical shaped casings and serve them on elongated bread. We call them hot dogs.

I should stop now, lest you may experience the painful woes of a defective heart.

You might also feel the need to employ the latest edition of Webster's, as us commoners may, at times, use language with which, due to lack of contact with the filth of the earth, perfect beings such as yourself have some trouble understanding.

And it also seems that understanding is not one of your strong points. Us commoners have a word for that but I'm afraid it would induce the need to reach for that Webster's again and I should certainly be so kind as to refrain from imposing such weighty tasks upon you, who is blessed with such delicate sensibilities.
Big Deal

United States

#8 Mar 1, 2011
Doc wrote:
I moved to a nicer neighborhood in Richland Township about 5 years ago, and Im regretting it more and more each day. My taxes are very high & the schools are average at best, however the most embarrasing part is that I have to tell people I live in QUAKERTOWN. People hear Quakertown and they think of Qmart and sex offenders. I keep hoping that this town will clean up and become a Doylestown or Perkasie, but I lose a little bit of hope everytime I drive through town and see the people walking the streets. They look like they belong in a trailer on the hills of Appalachia. They all have the same white trash facial features and bone structure, including underbites, sloping forehead, and pig noses. I need to move, or start a movement to change our mailing addresses to Richland Township, PA, instead of QUAKERTOWN.
If you live in Richland Township, why do you "have to tell people you live in Quakertown"?? Or do you tell people where you are from by showing them a piece of your mail?
weaver

Moorestown, NJ

#9 Mar 1, 2011
Doc wrote:
I moved to a nicer neighborhood in Richland Township about 5 years ago, and Im regretting it more and more each day. My taxes are very high & the schools are average at best, however the most embarrasing part is that I have to tell people I live in QUAKERTOWN. People hear Quakertown and they think of Qmart and sex offenders. I keep hoping that this town will clean up and become a Doylestown or Perkasie, but I lose a little bit of hope everytime I drive through town and see the people walking the streets. They look like they belong in a trailer on the hills of Appalachia. They all have the same white trash facial features and bone structure, including underbites, sloping forehead, and pig noses. I need to move, or start a movement to change our mailing addresses to Richland Township, PA, instead of QUAKERTOWN.
Really? Come on now. I neither see what you see around town, nor am I aware of such a stigma. And I agree with another poster- Perkasie really is not any different from Quakertown. If anything, in my experience, Q town is a bit nicer.
smiley

Sunbury, PA

#10 Mar 1, 2011
Doc wrote:
I moved to a nicer neighborhood in Richland Township about 5 years ago, and Im regretting it more and more each day. My taxes are very high & the schools are average at best, however the most embarrasing part is that I have to tell people I live in QUAKERTOWN. People hear Quakertown and they think of Qmart and sex offenders. I keep hoping that this town will clean up and become a Doylestown or Perkasie, but I lose a little bit of hope everytime I drive through town and see the people walking the streets. They look like they belong in a trailer on the hills of Appalachia. They all have the same white trash facial features and bone structure, including underbites, sloping forehead, and pig noses. I need to move, or start a movement to change our mailing addresses to Richland Township, PA, instead of QUAKERTOWN.
sounds like your describing Homer Simpson! R U sure ur address is qtown and NOT sprinfield?

Maybe youd fit in better living in Palmerton where the locals are called zinc head babies. Their heads are smaller in proportion to their bodies. Overall built is on the small size.

Since: Feb 10

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#11 Mar 1, 2011
Sure buddy wrote:
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LOL.
Anyway, since you're a Quakertonian, and since all Quakertonians have "white trash facial features" (which I'm sure must be some scientific nomenclature), I'm sorry about your recent decline in facial feature quality. I am curious as to how it is that the location of one's residence determines one's facial features and/or underbite. I'm also wondering about the pigs whose noses have been attained for human utilization.
In any case, I think you are one of those few people who are so much better than us regular people that you really shouldn't put up with us any more. It would probably be best if you would get the hell away from us sad specimens by dropping dead. This imperfect world is obviously too much for your delicate sensibilities.
I myself like to eat pigs. I do so regularly. Sometimes they stuff them in cylindrical shaped casings and serve them on elongated bread. We call them hot dogs.
I should stop now, lest you may experience the painful woes of a defective heart.
You might also feel the need to employ the latest edition of Webster's, as us commoners may, at times, use language with which, due to lack of contact with the filth of the earth, perfect beings such as yourself have some trouble understanding.
And it also seems that understanding is not one of your strong points. Us commoners have a word for that but I'm afraid it would induce the need to reach for that Webster's again and I should certainly be so kind as to refrain from imposing such weighty tasks upon you, who is blessed with such delicate sensibilities.
This post is full of win.
Implants view

Quakertown, PA

#12 Mar 1, 2011
You mean to tell me you are oblivious to the stereotype that people in other towns have of us?
I don't think the majority of people fit the mold but there are a lot of people who do.
Quakertown is a funny little town. For most of you it is like you are in your own little vortex and the rest of the world does not exist.
Fact is we are behind in the times and we are a little on the dutchy side. Some people like that.
I am remaining optimistic that the revitalization that is promised comes through. The town has potential but could very easily fall backwards and turn out slummy.

On a side note I would never start a business here.

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#13 Mar 1, 2011
Implants view wrote:
You mean to tell me you are oblivious to the stereotype that people in other towns have of us?
I don't think the majority of people fit the mold but there are a lot of people who do.
Quakertown is a funny little town. For most of you it is like you are in your own little vortex and the rest of the world does not exist.
Fact is we are behind in the times and we are a little on the dutchy side. Some people like that.
I am remaining optimistic that the revitalization that is promised comes through. The town has potential but could very easily fall backwards and turn out slummy.
On a side note I would never start a business here.
What does "a little on the dutchy side" mean?

I find the heavy Germanic influences interesting and unique. I know there are Germanic clubs in the area, I'm curious if they are mostly the older generation or if there are alot of younger folks too. I was in the Richland Feed Store buying horse feed one day and I saw what looked like an advertisement for a German activity, written in German.

I'm not of German descent, but I am curious. I think it's good that cultures and groups try to retain their uniqueness by engaging in social clubs or organizations.
happy

Lansdowne, PA

#14 Mar 1, 2011
hey doc, just move the hell out . or since you don't like it start doing something about it go to meetings call the cops send your kid to a privte school i hear real good . oh and by the way thats why this town is the way it becuase of all the people moving here and bitching about it . so just move on doc find your next town to bitch about .
Implants view

Quakertown, PA

#15 Mar 1, 2011
It is a nice way to say that they are cheap
Nothing to do with Germans.
Implants view

Quakertown, PA

#16 Mar 1, 2011
I learned it from the locals I never heard of that phrase before I moved here.
Reality

Newtown Square, PA

#17 Mar 1, 2011
Big Deal wrote:
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If you live in Richland Township, why do you "have to tell people you live in Quakertown"?? Or do you tell people where you are from by showing them a piece of your mail?
Well, if you're not from within a 20 mile radius of this area, most people will have no clue where Richland Township. They will know Quakertown, however. The same holds true for Milford and Haycock Twps.
Dutchy

King Of Prussia, PA

#18 Mar 1, 2011
Cheap. Yes. I have heard this from a few service providers in the area. Some of the older generation are really cheap. A friend wanted an electrical outlet installed for a small garden pond. The electrician explained the right way to do it but also eplaned the Dutchy way...which was an outlet with a plastic bag wrapped around it. I got the impression that he was used to some people asking for things like that.
Pennsylvania Deutsch

Newtown Square, PA

#19 Mar 1, 2011
Implants view wrote:
You mean to tell me you are oblivious to the stereotype that people in other towns have of us?
I don't think the majority of people fit the mold but there are a lot of people who do.
Quakertown is a funny little town. For most of you it is like you are in your own little vortex and the rest of the world does not exist.
Fact is we are behind in the times and we are a little on the dutchy side. Some people like that.
I am remaining optimistic that the revitalization that is promised comes through. The town has potential but could very easily fall backwards and turn out slummy.
On a side note I would never start a business here.
Say now, once! The last generation of PA "Dutch" that spoke this way have almost completely died off now. There were many people who spoke in a "Dutchified" manner when I was a kid, but I rarely hear that these days as different people have moved into the area, and the younger generation just doesn't speak that way any longer.

Just go down to the Souderton/Telford area which is still a Mennonite stronghold in the area and you'll see and hear what Quakertown and "Trumbiersville" sounded like decades ago.

Just so you know, if you take the sentence "Throw the cow over the fence some hay" and translate it verbatim into German, it is grammatically correct.

Since: Feb 10

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#20 Mar 1, 2011
I don't think "being cheap" is just for certain groups. The older generation of folks who lived through very difficult times in the past or who grew up with frugality in mind transcend ethnic groups.

As far as speech mannerisms, I have heard some of that. I find it to be very colloquial and unique.

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