(Closed) NWR: inlaws hating on TX

posted 8 years ago in Austin and San Antonio
Post # 3
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2765 posts
Sugar bee

Do they realize how much pride you have in Texas?  Maybe they don’t realize how much they’re hurting you!

Mrs. Bee is from LA and I am actually ashamed to say that I am bigoted against California.  Isn’t that horrible?!?!  I don’t know what to do about it.  I absolutely love to visit California (lived in SF for a few years), it just doesn’t fit with my personality as a place to live and work.

Anyway I basically hide my geo-bigotry by not mentioning it ever – especially when I’m around Californians!  Unless I’m drinking, in which case if it comes up in conversation amongst friends… *sigh*.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve heard NOTHING but awesome things about Austin! HOnestly, I hated hated HATED Lexington for the first two years I lived here, and it still bubbles up to the surface every now and then. Did they just move there? Also, Austin is, from all accounts, a fairly young and hip city so maybe they feel out of place?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I know what you mean!  I’m a fellow Texan/Longhorn and it REALLY riles me up when people who move here from other places diss our state.  I can totally relate to you wanting to tell them to just go back to wherever they came from if they hate it here so much!

My husband and I have talked about this a lot, and our theory is that since so many people around here are VERY proud of Texas and Austin that it can rub some folks the wrong way.  OR, they’ve just heard so much hype about Austin that the city can’t live up to their expectations.

Anyway, I know that doesn’t help your situation much, but good luck with the inlaws!  Here’s hoping that if they live in Austin long enough, they will discover why the rest of us are so crazy about this place!!!  Wink

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Some people just don’t get Texas. Sucks for them!

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