No matter where you go in Middleton, be it Langley or Boarshaw, you'll still be able to smell the pungent aroma of somebody's weed grow-op.
Shaw is unfriendly, poor, plagued by drugs, single mothers and work-shy white trash in knock off Paul & Shark sweaters and tracksuit bottoms
Rochdale, once described by Monty Python as a quaint Northern village, I'm sure you already recognise this as a great misnomer.
I worked in a shop in Heywood, some shoplifters would leave behind their methodone prescriptions along with their names and addresses.
Look around Rochdale, soak it up, you are now standing in the centre of the universe. Then make your choice – leave fast or stay forever.