Don’t Believe The Chamber of Commerce In Dickinson, North Dakota

I want to beat the Chamber of Commerce in Dickinson, North Dakota.  I want to get to you, before they do.  I want to tell you the truth, rather than have you listen to lies and bullshit.

The individuals in the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce may not be bad people, but they have a job to do, and that job is to mislead you about Dickinson.

The Truth:

The housing prices in Dickinson are very, very high.  Extremely high.  This is the result of greed, lack of human decency, and stupidity.  There was this lie going around that everybody in the oil field was making $100,000 per year.  I have lived in Dickinson for three years now, and I have only ever met two people who made over $100,000 per year in the oil field.

The people in Dickinson are not friendly, not helpful, and not cooperative.  The people in Dickinson dislike people who are from someplace else, and they also dislike each other.  Anything you say to people in Dickinson will probably make them dislike you more.

There is a shortage of women in Dickinson, and a lack of attractive women.  The ratio of men to women in Dickinson is probably 3:1.  The Dickinson police department try as hard as they can to not allow prostitution in Dickinson, though it is needed.

You can not safely go out to bars in Dickinson at night, because the Dickinson police try as hard as they can to arrest people for DUI.  In Dickinson, the police will arrest you for DUI and take you to jail even before you have had a breathalyzer test, and if you are under the legal blood alcohol level, you are still under arrest, are processed into jail, have to post bond, hire an attorney, and go to trial.

In Dickinson, all of the restaurants have employees and servers that don’t like their jobs.  All of the restaurant employees think that everyone else is making over $100,000 per year, and they aren’t, and they are mad about it.  The servers are disappointed and can’t understand why people don’t spend $50 per meal and leave them a $20 tip, like they all heard about.  How are they ever going to make $300 a night at Applebees like they planned?

There is not a lot to do in Dickinson.  It is cold and grey from about October through April, at least seven months of cold weather.

The oil field work has been reduced by about 80% over the past year.  Most of the oil field workers who lost their jobs went back to the states where they came from because housing prices are so high here, the people are unfriendly, there is a shortage of women, you can’t go out to bars at night, the restaurants have terrible service, there is not a lot to do, and it is cold for at least seven months of the year.

What do I want?  I want the truth to be known.  I want the people here to cut that shit out with the extremely high housing prices, being uncooperative and unfriendly, the police preventing people from being able to go out at night, all the restaurants being bad.  I want to see some changes.  The first step is for everybody to see the problems.

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