‘When are you going to get the hell out of this God-forsaken shit-hole of a town?’
I bequeath to you an excerpt from a conversation had with my boss two weeks ago. It’s like Groundhog Day each time we discuss my interest in a move to Houston so we can ‘grow the business.’ Those who know me just a little can imagine how much the whole ‘New Orleans is a shithole’ angle incentivizes me. Kinda like telling a parent her kid is ugly. But there are times in life when you have to throw in the towel on an issue and agree to disagree. I like my job, so perhaps this is one such instance, one in which it is in my best professional interest to politely decline rather than try and yet again defend NOLA culture versus that of Houston. (Yes, we truly have had this conversation and it went something like…’New Orleans has Jazz Fest and Mardi Gras and Houston has..?’) I digress here, but seriously?