(Closed) Alright, why the hell not… Spinoff: New Jersey. You know the drill.

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Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Aquaria:  I HATE Jersey. I never took mind into stereotypes until that god awful day I took a wrong turn in Philly and ended up there. I get high blood pressure everytime I drive CLOSE to that bridge. I’ve been a few times since starting college in Philly so here’s what I’ve gathered:

 

 – No one is nice. No one. You can’t go in a store and ask for directions without getting glared at or mocked.

– Not being able to pump my own gas is the dumbest law ever. Why should I wait 5+ minutes for some lazy attendant to do it for me, when it takes 30 seconds for me to do it myself??

– TOLLS – wtf?! And no cash tolls. Those should be illegal.

– Drivers. My god. Speed limit 50 in a work zone? The speed of traffic is 80. How is that even reasonable. I almost died like 5 times driving to AC because I was going “too slow” in the right lane (even though I was speeding).

– No left turn stop lights. Why. Why can’t you just make your roads correctly and not confusing so that people can easily reach their destination. The rest of the states seem to be fine with traffic but NJ feels the need to make everyone’s lives miserable.

– Terrible hospitality in general. NJ seems to have little diners everywhere and they suck! Food is terrible, servers are mean, prices are way too inflated.

 

 

I’m sorry.. I just feel like the ONLY people that are ok with NJ are people that live/are from there. I will NEVER go back 

Post # 19
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@sauerdragon:  HAHAHAHA omg I’m dying over your post because I went to school in MD and the thing I hated most about it was the driving- everyone drives slowly and doesn’t seem to know blinkers exist =)

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@MeiFrancis:  Maryland driving is different. Get on the beltway and its a shitshow. But yes I totally understand people from maryland have their quirks too πŸ˜›

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Bumble Beekeeper
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@MeiFrancis:  I’m with you. I HATE HATE HATE slow drivers. I am that wildwoman behind you. Haha! *hangs head in shame* 

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@Aquaria:  New Jersey gave us Bon Jovi….I will always be grateful πŸ™‚

 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@sauerdragon:  LOL i basically feel the same as you only i live here. im used to people being rude. and i have no idea how to pump gas so id be screwed if i went to another state without my husband.

going “down the shore”

wawa

out of state drivers either going 100mph or crawling at a cool 15mph

construction

traffic

fried oreos (which u get down the shore lol)

everything overpriced

Post # 24
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@sauerdragon:  hahahahahaha this makes me laugh, but so mush is true!

My DH grew up in south Jersey, and his whole family is there, so we are up several times a year. I grew up in the south, culture shock anyone?

– No one is nice. Seriously, my ILs are great people and very friendly…but I totally “get” what people are saying when they say no one is nice. I’m up there several times a year and in the 13+ years I’ve bene going home with DH I’ve never encountered a friendly person out and about. People are just generally rude and ALWAYS IN A HURRY. It’s just the general negative attitude of everyone you encounter. DH and I can’t stay for more than a few days at a time because I honestly start to feel myself getting sucked into the bad attitude. 

– Traffic. They have the dumbest roads. Traffic Circles anyone??? UGH. The freaking bain of my existance. 

– Tolls. Enough said.

– Dirty. Whoever came up with the garden state must have been high. I’ve been in varying parts of NJ over the years and have yet to find a “beautiful” part of it. It’s SO crowded everywhere – and I’m from a resort area so I know about crowds.

– Taxes. My ILs pay an insane amount in taxes every year, plus the cost of living is high.

And for everyone who is afraid for their life in Camden….you have a right to be! πŸ˜‰

 

All that being said, there are a couple of plus things. Good Food. Seriously I eat like it’s out of control when I’m there. Wawa. 

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@starfish0116:  we mostly keep our nature to itself! It’s all or nothing- super developed, or farms. So most people don’t get to see the parts where we actually grow things hahaha

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@Aquaria:  

  • Snooki
  • Strong Accents
  • Hurricanes
  • Italians
  • Hot dogs
  • Boardwalks

I’m not very familiar with it obviously πŸ™‚ I know I’m missing a few things.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i find it hilarious that there have been a few celebrities who named their kid “camden”. clearly they’ve never been…

 

anyway, i live right across the river.

south jersey i think farms and wineries and cowtown. lots of open space.

north jersey is more the stereotypical area w/ accents and tans and a high population of italians and jewish people.

and everything is expensive πŸ™‚

 

also… diners! 

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn

Gah, I didn’t even like living in New Jersey and these stereotypes are bugging me. New Jersey is the second wealthiest state in the country so assuming the whole state is like Camden is a little ridiculous.

The “mean” thing is funny because I moved to a stereotypical “nice” state (California) and I much prefer the NY/NJ attitude to the passive-aggression. In NJ, someone just honks at you and tells you to move your damn car. In California it’s “Heeey, sooo, you’re in my space? And, like, that’s okay, but maybe don’t do that again? Or I’ll call the cops? Namaste!”

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@sauerdragon:  Bravo on ALL your points. I’ve been living in NJ for the last couple years now, and I am aggressively planning my move out of here. It’s a miserable existence if you don’t have roots here.

ETA: I live in northern Jersey close to the “City” FWIW. I understand that NJ is cheaper and different on the south side.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@Aquaria:  LOL! I love the way you worded your OP.

– Jersey Shore

– Hurricane Sandy

– Wildwood and the amazing boardwalk there

– Chris Christie

– Kyle from “South Park”

– Bluntness (I actually kind of appreciate this one – like New Yorkers, they don’t beat around the bush)

– Expensive

– Bon Jovi: aka New Jersey’s gift to mankind

– Springsteen

I wish I could put more positive stuff down, but you really only hear about the negative stuff and I haven’t been there enough times to really comment further. πŸ™

 

Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsNewDay I agree, if you wern’t born here it’s hard to love…

 

I was born and raised in Southern California, and now living in North NJ with my native NJ husband.  We are planning on moving back West in a few years because the cost of living here is out of control.. he will be sad to give up his Bagels & Pizza. πŸ™‚

 

To be honest, prior to moving to NJ I never really thought about NJ. I have now lived here for 4 years and when I think of NJ I think of; high taxes, diners, people are rude (if you don’t know them), humidity & rain in the summer! (Coming from CA it never rains in the summer and usually is crazy dry, so it’s a big adjustment for me).

 

Also, I will never understand why everyone from New Jersey is SOO obsessed with Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi! 

Also– Jughandles!… Seriously… WTF!


 

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