Atlanta impressed me even before I moved. The customer service is outstanding or maybe it is just in comparison to Detroit where there is high chance you will find those in service jobs with an angry disposition. Either that or with a depressed outlook.I blame it on the sky. In Michigan it is overcast on most days. This can affect mood tremendously.
So far I have not gotten out much, my agenda is work most of the day and even on the weekends. This will change soon. Even with the small portions of Atlanta that I have seen, these are my impressions:
Nine Things I Noticed About Atlanta:
- There is LOTS of locked hair and natural hair. Seems like 1 in 3 have locked hair. I’m betting the salon is filled with men getting their hair maintenance.
- The food is delectable. There are no shortage of places to find collard greens and shrimp and grits; reminds me of New Orleans.
- There is a grocery store chain called Publix. It is employee owned; each “associate” owns stock in the company. Here is where you will find great attitudes and excellent customer service. I don’t see myself going to Kroger anymore.
- The cars on the road are mostly not American. Lots and lots of BMWs, Lexus, and others but not GM, Ford or Chrysler vehicles.
- At first I thought there were no potholes. I found them later, but they are few and far between.
- The areas are hilly, there are even mountains in the north.
- The critters that holler at night are unidentifiable. I hear what sounds like crickets in stereo, but they could be birds. I wish I knew.
- It has a large concentration of Fortune 500 companies, which explains why my phone rang off the hook after submitting applications in the area.
- In the mornings I ride the tallest escalator in the Southeast US at the MARTA Peachtree Center station.