Posts Tagged ‘Newbs’

*Now* You Tell Me…

Sue and Bob (names changed to protect the innocent) moved to Atlanta a few years ago from Boston and knew exactly two people in Atlanta. Not especially close friends, they were still relying on them for random, useful bits of information.

When they selected a bright, large apartment near the Krispy Kreme on Ponce, their friends gave them the thumbs up.

Thanks for that, a-holes.

OTOH, my sister lives in Austin and has a friend coming to our fair city in August to scope it out. Said friend is hoping to move here, and I plan to drive her around the in-town neighborhoods, warn her about Stone Mountain (prepare to be underwhelmed), help her find a temple and figure out what really makes her tick to see if I can help plug her in.

My point? A question: what do you wish someone had told you before you moved to Atlanta, or what did you find out the hard way? I wish someone had warned me that “downtown” wasn’t a real “downtown” back in 1994, and had taken more time to ensure that I fully understood blue laws.

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