We’re a Mean One Mr. Forbes

Forbes magazine took it upon itself to create a list of the most miserable cities based on the Misery Index and the Misery Score compiling a list on Forbes.com. Evidently we are #5.

How miserable is Philly? The residents of the City of Brotherly Love once booed Santa Claus and pelted him with snowballs at an Eagles game. Maybe it’s the long commutes, violent crime and plethora of toxic waste sites that has people grumpy. Philadelphia scored in the top 20 in all three areas.

As if Forbes telling us we are a miserable bunch wasn’t enough the LA Metbloggers have decided that we suck based on this list with their post entitled, Detroit, New York, Philly, Chicago All Suck Worse.

Well LA let me tell you something. We tossed snowballs at Santa Claus because he was a fraud and we don’t like frauds. We enjoy our inconsistent weather. We like our long commutes. We like our tixic waste sites, we call them playgrounds. We like to dodge bullets on a daily basis because we are bad ass and we like to live on the edge. We’re not a miserable bunch, we’re happy so F off.

3 Comments so far

  1. Chicana Skies (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 10:33 am

    Wow…way to prove how happy you are! lol


  2. brady (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 11:46 am

    I can’t believe there are more miserable cities. I say the f word at least 15 times every day on the way to work because of something somebody did.


  3. Robin K. (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 11:48 am

    So, we have some attitude! Yo, what of it? Look on the bright side: We have a new mayor, who has given us a lot of hope for a better city. Everywhere I walk, and that’s a lot, there are renovations and new buildings, murals, parks, and other beautiful artistic additions to Philadelphia. We still have plenty of history and herds of tourists discovering Philly. As for the people, if you are nice to someone, they are usually nice back. I also love the diversity of the population. Things are really looking up here. You just have to give us a chance!



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