Please do not bother wasting your time trying to pronounce Schenectady or find it on the map. It is where I was born, raised, and spent my adolescent years. At the time I was naive to the better locations that lay a plane ride beyond my reach. For many years too many I rotted in this pathetic city devoid of culture, class, or value. Ironically, they do have a good liberal arts college here (Union College) which is the only reason I stayed here beyond my high school years. With the diploma in hand, I am joining the rest of the brain drain from this city and moving somewhere better (which won't be hard to find!) That is all I really have to say about this second, make that third-rate pile of garbage known as Schenectady.