I Need Your Help…
Don’t be alarmed – I’m just seeking your opinion. Due to the ongoing economic downturn, it may become necessary for our family to move. Yes, I know, it breaks my heart too. At this very moment some of you might be saying “I hope they don’t end up in our neighborhood” while others of you can’t wait to see us go… I’m just kidding. I mean, who wouldn’t want me for a neighbor?! Am I right?! … Right? … Hello? Anybody there?
Anyway, all kidding aside, the Sundar clan may be on the move. And that’s why I need your help. If you had to move, which city would you choose? Please take a moment to complete the poll below. This poll is open to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been to any of these cities or not. Frankly, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been to the U.S. or not. I just want your input. Yes, your opinion matters.
The choices are Austin, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois. Before you take the poll, here are my thoughts.
Obviously I would prefer to stay in Florida. After all, there’s no place like home. Despite the occasional hurricane, yearly hurricane preparedness drills, frequent thunder storms which never seem to correct the constant drought conditions, a reputation as the lightening strike capital of the United States, and gnat swarms that rival a plague of locusts – what location could be better?
There’s sunshine when the rest of the country is freezing. We live next to Mickey Mouse and the space shuttle program. The median age of 75 makes it possible to have dinner by 4pm in almost every restaurant and all the oranges you can eat are free – actually, I made up the free oranges part.
Austin, Texas: The live music capital of the United States. They won’t threaten to secede if I move over there, will they? There is a reason you haven’t heard me sing.
Atlanta, Georgia: Home of the Coca Cola factory, CNN and CNN Headline News. Do you think CNN needs another news anchor? I’m a big talker… if someone else provides the script.
Chicago, Illinois: The home of deep dish pizza. I’ve always wanted to try deep dish pizza. I am a bit concerned about the weather, though. Did I mention that I start loosing consciousness at temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit? If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m a cold-a-phobic.
OK, now on to the poll. The poll is open to everyone, even those of you who stumbled upon this blog while Googling help wanted ads (you know, based on the title).
PS: Please leave a comment with the reason for your choice. I’d really like to hear from you. Yes, you! If you read this post months after it’s debut, still vote. It’s a big decision and it’s gonna take time.
(U.S. map from here, other pictures from here, here, and here)