Go ahead. Move to Texas already. But beware: If you’re a company thinking abut relocating there in hopes of a more favorable business climate, Our City San Diego thought we should warn you about a few things about the Lone Star State:
For instance it has some wacky laws. In Texas, for some reason, it’s against the law to take more than three sips of beer while standing. (We’re guessing that George W., in his drinking days, broke that one once or twice.)
In Mesquite, it’s against the law for children to have unusual haircuts.
Because it contains a formula for making beer, the Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas.
Here are some more, http://bit.ly/e1XH
We’re just trying to help you make the best possible decision here. Texas is trying to raid the Golden State by bragging about how business-friendly it is. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been in California recently, trying to woo high-flying California enterprises. And a San Diego-based company, ResMed, a medical device manufacturer, is thinking of moving to Texas because it’s upset about California’s regulations and taxes.
OK, fair enough. It’s a free country and U-Haul is still in business. But...
On the website, Topix, on a message board string started by a person asking whether she should move to Texas, here are some of the responses she received:
“I am in Lubbock. Do not move here. It sucks.”
“it gets so hot in texas during the summer months, you can feel asphalt driveways give under your feet as you walk on it.”
“live in Fort Worth Texas and don’t like it. I want to move to Alaska. Texas is hot and miserable. Everything costs money. Most things aren’t worth it.”
“I moved to San Antonio from Minneapolis and I regret it more than I can express? The weather is unbearable, the traffic is awful, some of the rudest people I’ve ever met in my life…”
And San Diego?
Well, here’s how Mark Cafferty, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Development Corporation puts it:
“In San Diego, we are home to one of the nation’s most diverse economy, anchored by the largest military installation in the world. We are always open for business in San Diego and we welcome Governor Perry’s tourism dollars anytime he wants to drop into town.”
And if he happens to enjoy a beer while he’s here, he can even take more than three sips while standing.