5 Things Binghamtonians Need to Stop Complaining About — Spring Edition
If there's one thing everyone can agree on, it's that people love to have something to complain about. We've already covered five things people in Binghamton need to stop complaining about, but warmer weather brings about a whole new batch of perceived problems. Check out our latest list of things people in Binghamton need to stop complaining about -- warm weather edition.
We're going to let you in on a little secret: Fun things cost money. Ok, so maybe that's not so much a secret but a fact of life. We're not saying we're happy about it, but that's just the way it is. Hey, you can always spend Memorial Day through Labor Day seeing how many times you can ride the carousel circuit.
Some people might consider us lucky to live in a place where we get to experience all four seasons, which brings about all kinds of different weather events. Humidity is also a fact of life. Don't like it? Move. Just probably not to Florida.
We spend the majority of the year cooped up inside trying to stay warm so as soon as it hits 50 degrees, people (i.e. kids) are rushing to get outside. Kids are notoriously noisy little creatures, especially while having fun and playing. That's just how they roll. Might we suggest a pair of noise canceling headphones and that you try to keep the "Hey you kids, get off my lawn!" to a minimum -- at least during daylight hours.
Did you know the City of Binghamton has an app where you can report things like potholes, graffiti, and burned out or broken street lights? You can also call (607) 772-7020 to report potholes. If you've used either of those reporting services, please continue complaining because potholes are the worst. If you haven't done anything but complain, then maybe it's time to expend that energy on actually reporting them so something can be done to fix them.
We could totally pull a Donald Trump and build a wall around Binghamton to keep out all the riff-raff from New York City (don't worry, we'll make them pay for it). But not everyone who moves here is bad news! There may be hooligans, but there are also people like me who are moving here, purchasing homes, fixing them up, and contributing to the local economy. Sometimes you have to take the bad with the good. Or build a wall. That's really always an option.