How does it feel to be a new guy in Houston? Ask me. It comes with a lot of challenges.

Your standing in front of a counter and there are people waiting behind you, and the girl says, “S-i-r, Doo-yaa-under-staand-mea!” In a slow animated way just in case you were challeneged.

Especially when you pop-out with your cart in a big store, trying to figure out in a corner, where was what, and people give you an eyebrow over the other look. Oh did I mention the people who came to you and spoke about Magic and Elephants from India, with phrases like, “Magic, Magic you do??” or “Me, like big elephats”. People please, I speak English, and no, I don’t live in the Jungle.

But there are three things, I have noticed like never before.

One, no matter what review-ist (if there was a word) say or what you might think, Houstonites are very hospitable people and people-people than their counter parts in New York.

Secondly, Blogging is big here, and it matter big time.

And finally, NEVER ever ask a Houston Girl out when you first meet her, for either she’s gonna say something like “Loco, Poko” or man its going to hurt your wallet, trust me.

4 Comments so far

  1. a~lotus (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2006 @ 1:34 pm

    :) i’m glad you think we’re much friendlier here! i met a few new yorkers and they don’t really put up with us… :(

    as for asking a girl out when you first meet here, i can guarantee that it is 100% that she thinks the guy’s a total weirdo.

  2. katya (unregistered) on September 8th, 2006 @ 8:51 am

    I hope you’ll get more and more positive experiences as you live in Houston longer. Some people can be rather terse and closed off to other people (regardless of where you’re from, believe me) – but all in all we’ve got a really cool diverse city. :)

    Welcome to H-Town!! Hopefully you’ll find your niche here in no time flat.

  3. Scott. (unregistered) on September 12th, 2006 @ 12:27 am

    I moved here a couple of months ago in June from Minneapolis. Good luck with everything. *nod* I was definitely able to relate to your post.

  4. Hannah (unregistered) on September 14th, 2006 @ 11:36 am

    I moved here last year due to Katrina and while 99.9% of my experiences here have been positive. There are, however, some who would rather all us Katrina evacuees go away. Try to remember that not all of us are criminals. I, for one, am happy that Houston opened its arms to me in the beginning and I hope to enjoy many years to come in H-town.


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