“R”ecommendations

We’re new in the city, so there’s a lot of things we don’t know.

Things like good dentists and good churches, good eye doctors, good grocery stores, good restaurants, and good jobs…

(Hear that? It’s a hint to tell me about any good jobs you know about!)

Anyway, since we don’t have a ton of knowledge on what’s best for this KC lifestyle, we ask people for recommendations.

Is this dangerous? Probably. Because we don’t know what we’re getting when we visit a doctor that a friend of a friend recommended. Or what we’ll find when we visit a restaurant that was suggested by someone we barely know through work.

But the way we see it, we wouldn’t have any information about where we’re going anyway, right?

And this way, we feel we have something, however small, in common with whatever or whoever we’re checking out for the first time.

Of course, we still end up with no clue sometimes.

Like when we drive into a neighborhood to check out a house and find the sketchiest-looking neighbors we’ve ever seen. Or when we get lost on the way to whatever new place we’re trying to find.

Living in a big, new city isn’t easy.

If it wasn’t for Hubs and GPS, I’d be lost all the time, I swear.

At least with a recommendation, I usually have some insight as to where I’m going and how I got lost on the way…

What about you? How do you find the best places to visit or decide what people to trust in a new place? What’s the best way to ask advice for things like this?

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2 thoughts on ““R”ecommendations

  1. I’ve never really had to deal with this issue because I’ve lived in the same city my whole life (well, when I got married I moved to a town that borders the city I grew up in. So it’s much the same!)

    But when I had a baby, I did have to learn a few more things. Where to find the best deals on cute kids clothes, the best pediatricians, etc. I mostly relied of opinions of close friends and, of course, family!

    • That’s a good plan. We need more close friends and family that live near us to offer opinions like this! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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