Let me not sugar coat this for anyone I don’t like Memphis!
It’s not the worse place that I have lived (I have lived in more places than any 32 year has lived). However Memphis does take the number two spot.
A few reedeming qualities so I am not so doom and gloom.
#1 I like running in the Shelby Farm dog park.
#2 My gym is awesome and cost $15 a month
#3 There is an amazing Asian Grocery store by my gym. (Why does Charlotte have the scariest Asian stores!?)
#4 You can see the sun here. I lived in Dayton Ohio for 8 months and saw the sun once. I’m not making this up.
#5 IM ROBBING MEMPHIS BLIND
I’m not sure if it’s because FedEx ships here and Amazon has a shipping center here but I have discovered the store called the Bargain Hunt. It’s essentially a clearing house for returned goods from Amazon, overstock, macy’s, and some other places. We have currently gutted and are renovating our house from the 1950’s.
So I need to brag. I found this chandelier that was $899 for $79.
I also have found these pendants that are $80 bucks in home depot for $18. We are saving some serious cash here.
Then while shopping at Habitat for Humanity, I found some store called dirt cheap. It is a clearing house for gap, target, Neiman Marcus and some high end designers for the UK. Case and point is my $1.50 hand bag from Oscar de La Renta.
Pottery Barn outlet check. We have that. Maybe I’m cheap or just down to earth. But purchasing what was a $700 living room table for $500’s is still crazy. However the other day I found what was a $70 push pin tile, for $1.87. I plan on painting and decorating this.
So yeah, Memphis you still suck but thank you for having cheap stuff.
I saw my third or fourth highway fatality on my way to work at 3am. This is the second time I have called 911 to report these type of accidents. I’ve definitely learned people drive dangerously crazy here. The speed limit is 45mph on the freeway. I have to drive at 65mph so I don’t get killed, I’m in the slow lane. People are driving at 90mph in the 45.
I also learned that if you get in an accident, no one is going to pull over and help you. With the construction and how fast everyone goes it’s nearly impossible. The second accident I saw I really wanted to pull over and back up the 1/2 mile. I saw someone crawling on the side of the rode as I drove by, I was horrified. I called 911. My co-workers told me not to ever stop in Memphis and help someone…it’s too dangerous. Did I mention how Memphis is the third most dangerous city in the USA. Tennessee also just got ranked the most dangerous state. I hate this place.