I live in Massachusetts and I just say roommate to describe people I share an apartment with, even though we all have our own rooms
Our bar scene here just sucks and blends into/overlaps with the nightclub scene. And even the ones aimed toward a more casual atmosphere are annoyingly obnoxious and loud. I mean, when the television sets are turned up to 3/4 volume and the sound is distorting, yeah.The vast MAJORITY of bars are essentially a bar, some tables, and maybe TVs that are playing a game or something. Do you only hang out at night clubs or something?
Like I could meet up at about 14 different bars right now within a few miles from my house and sit down and have a conversation for hours. And I live in the suburbs. In a "major city" you probably have 10x the options...
You been to a public library recently? Most are great spaces for the public to congregate. I mean they could also go to an indoor mall or a park if there is one nearby, but idk why you are acting as if a library is a bad suggestion.
I think this is a good point, OP. I understand you don't want to spend any money but if you try a little bit I'm sure you can find activities or social venues that are affordable. Although, maybe I can't really speak to this because I live out in the boonies. Absolutely no one I've ever known has wanted to spend time with me out in the country.You can obviously find somewhere nice that fits your needs in a city, hospitality is the largest growing sector. Look around more.
And fucking buy a drink to support the place because I hate to burst your bubble but someone was spending money when you were chilling at a friend’s house all day, just because it wasn’t you doesn’t mean it was free.
CT, we recently hired someone from Colorado and he was so confused when everyone refers to it as package store. Its very common around here, parents always said it too.I live in Massachusetts and I just say roommate to describe people I share an apartment with, even though we all have our own rooms
Never said housemate. My friends say roommate too
E: where in New England are you from lol, never heard anyone say ‘package store’
Where in the heck are you going. Usually there is one "homeless park" and the rest are wide open to do whatever you want.The biggest problem in America every time I go back is that public spaces like parks are mostly used for “housing” the homeless and are thus severely neglected.
There is plenty of space for people to hang out, it’s just that most “regular” people don’t want to use it.
Maybe I'm old fashioned, but using the library as a hang out space seems antithetical to what is supposed to otherwise generally be a quiet study area.
I can tell you that, as a librarian, we want people to use the library as a public space. Not just for quiet studying.
California and Seattle.Where in the heck are you going. Usually there is one "homeless park" and the rest are wide open to do whatever you want.
Well actually a larger problem is that dog owners use any green space as a dog park and leave their poo everywhere. It's one of the reasons I bought a single family home, so my kids have some green space to play in that isn't filled with dog shit.
Anyway it sounds like you want a condo that has a large communal area but you can't afford a condo. Problem with that is the furniture and ammenities in those communal areas usually gets torn to shit and then when it comes time to replace it none of the residents want to pay the HOA fees to do so. I've seen instances where residents take all the coffee every day or take the whole coffee machine, they use up all the ice so much that the ice machine breaks, the pool cues get stolen, guests try to throw private events in the public space and get mad when other people come in, etc....