Incoming - Helping New Neighbors

Incoming - Helping New Neighbors

PattMSShirt_edited.jpgHow do you help new neighbors that have just PCS'd into your area, when you hate the area you live in? 

Now I'm not saying I hate my current base, I'm saying I really really don't like the Washington DC, Northern Virgina, Maryland area, also known locally as "The DMV."


This thought popped into my mind about a week ago, just after we met our new neighbors picking up keys to their new house.  They seem like a nice family and had just pcs'd back from Korea to work at the Pentagon. As we were talking they started asking a bunch of questions about the area, and me being one not to hold back, I told them how I felt...

This area sucks!!! 

They were a little taken back with my honesty, and I'm sure that after a few weeks they will understand why I feel this way. I'm not sure if I should've sugar coated my response and explained to them why I feel this way. I hope they don't think I'm a weirdo and keep their distance now, because they seemed like a great family.

So my question to you all, and I would love to hear your thoughts, Do you sugar coat or tell it how it is?

Please comment or head over to the Forums and start a discussion. 

 


All Comments (1)

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    Taurus - 1 year and 5 months ago

    I grew up in SE, DC, and I rally, really did not like the DMV area. I don't say much, but I tell it like it is. When asked, I explain my opinions. When it comes to PCS families, I try to be helpful as I can. No need to sugar coat anything.



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