Study says Erie is unhappy, but happi...

Study says Erie is unhappy, but happily cheap

There are 30 comments on the Erie Times News story from Jul 22, 2014, titled Study says Erie is unhappy, but happily cheap. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

A new study names Erie one of the unhappiest regions in the United States, happier only than Scranton and St. Joseph, Mo.

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thissitesucks

Erie, PA

#1 Jul 23, 2014
Here comes Nasty in 3. . .2. . .1. . .
thissitesucks

Erie, PA

#2 Jul 23, 2014
" puts Erie's beloved budget-consciousness in a unique context. The study reasons, in general, that many people would rather live cheaply than happily, that happiness is overrated, but that a bargain never is."
thissitesucks

Erie, PA

#3 Jul 23, 2014
"The theory that unhappy cities have always been so -- a kind of predestination for pain -- puzzled one of Erie's biggest boosters, Barbara Chaffee, president of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. She moved back to Erie in 2011 after stays in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.

"I don't agree with the study," Chaffee said. "We all know data can be manipulated."

She said the study overlooks what led her to return to Erie, and what she said has prompted so many others to stay here for so long: the priceless presence of family and longtime friends.

"That," Chaffee said, "is what makes people happy.""
thissitesucks

Erie, PA

#4 Jul 23, 2014
So in summary, Erieites would prefer to be unhappy as long as they can A) get a bargain and B) stay forever tied to old high school friends. Because bargains and new friends can't be found anywhere else in the country.
thissitesucks

Erie, PA

#5 Jul 23, 2014
So this is why so many discount dollar stores keep popping up around town. Because they keep the Erie population from decreasing!
unhappy

Jackson, MO

#6 Jul 23, 2014
That figures, I'm in misery (MO).
testiclees

Port Clinton, OH

#7 Jul 23, 2014
Erie...misery loves company ! Where else can you be a loser and feel like you are on top of the world. My volvo has fewer rust holes than yours !
Goat Cheese

Beaver, PA

#8 Jul 23, 2014
We are unhappy because we have to share the same air with coprophagists like Snooter!!
Nasty

Canton, OH

#9 Jul 23, 2014
thissitesucks wrote:
Here comes Nasty in 3...2...1...
Someone call ? 3...2...1... not seconds but hours and here I am !
This news article was a great read, exactly as expected. The title of the article ( Erie unhappy, but happily cheap ) is perfect. Blot out the name of the city and one could easily have guessed Erie after reading just a few lines.
The best part of this entire comedy skit is the touting of lower housing costs in Erie. No one seems to have the intellect capable of figuring out that correlation. But hey, those sunsets are nice. Too bad you can only enjoy them a tiny fraction of the year before the extended hibernation period sets in. No wonder promising businesses and corporations want nothing to do with this region.
Studio Audience

Canton, OH

#10 Jul 23, 2014
Cheap is the new happy. I predict a ground swell of new residents coming here to live cheaply and happier than they've ever been before. New marketing slogan: Lower expectations = lower costs.
i no y

Erie, PA

#11 Jul 23, 2014
Ever listen to Jim Lecorchick in the morning? I listened once and wanted to kill myself.
Erie Derie

Erie, PA

#14 Jul 23, 2014
My Name Is ----- wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dffiZn5-LmAXX
I watched with the sound off and liked it and the pop up info. All these things are helpful and nice but if Nasty's happiness depends on such things he needs his head examined. People decide on their own level of happiness. His is low.
Studio Audience

Canton, OH

#15 Jul 23, 2014
My Name Is ----- wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dffiZn5-LmAXX
Except for the Lake Erie Speedway shot every outdoor scene showed clear skies and summer sun. They must have forgot about the other 8 1/2 months.
scoots my boy

Erie, PA

#17 Jul 23, 2014
Scooter Van Nooter wrote:
Erie is the most depressing, dull, messed up city in the United States of America. It's the people who live here. Idiots...closed minded union fools...jealous of everyone else...in short...Obama's voter base. You people deserve every bit of misery you have created.
scoots my boy, I damn your parents for never hugging you.
cheetos

United States

#18 Jul 23, 2014
Scoots must have been raised by wolves under the McBride viaduct. It's never too late to give him a hug.
Vance McBride

Erie, PA

#19 Jul 23, 2014
cheetos wrote:
Scoots must have been raised by wolves under the McBride viaduct. It's never too late to give him a hug.
What say after I give him a hug I give U a fug? Whatcha wearin', paint?
SCSA

Edinboro, PA

#20 Jul 23, 2014
Eries motto..."If it aint a deal...we dont want your meal."
cheetos

United States

#21 Jul 23, 2014
Vance McBride wrote:
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What say after I give him a hug I give U a fug? Whatcha wearin', paint?
I have a better idea, let's mug him. Yup, wet paint.
Davey Boy Crosby

Erie, PA

#23 Jul 24, 2014
Scooter Van Nooter wrote:
Erie is the most depressing, dull, messed up city in the United States of America. It's the people who live here. Idiots...closed minded union fools...jealous of everyone else...in short...Obama's voter base. You people deserve every bit of misery you have created.
Winner, winner, Chicken Dinner. Now go guzzle your gallon of Freddy Kruger sperm.
Generational Erie

Canton, OH

#24 Jul 24, 2014
Now that it's been established that Erie is "happily cheap", it would be best for more difficult circumstances to occur so that residents can become even more cheap and feel "happier".

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