(Closed) how friendly are people in your area?

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Post # 47
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Helper bee

@MrsHoneyBear:  Oh, I hear you on that. I’ve sadly had that happen a lot, but I guess I was just expressing my experience with overall attitudes of friendliness or rudeness in the two areas. 🙂

 

Post # 48
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@little_d:

“I noticed people on the east coast are way friendlier- like the pass the sugar over the fence type neighbours.”

Hahah! LOVE THIS! I do find us Canadian east coasters are pretty friendly!

Post # 49
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I live in So Cal and people are rude as hell here. I try to always be friendly and polite, but I’m the minority here :/

Post # 50
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@petalpetal:  Ditto, I wouldn’t have read the OPs comment had you not tagged me. I normally don’t follow along in threads like this but after three tags I was curious what was being discussed 

Post # 51
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Helper bee

@petalpetal:  I totally get that 🙂 I also thought that Oxford was one of the friendliest places ever, while all the people of various Asian descent in our group couldn’t disagree more. So maybe it’s just me :p

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I grew up in NYC, and now live in Northern NJ and I’d say the people around here aren’t friendly in terms of going out of their way to be chatty with their neighbors, but they are helpful if someone asks them a direct question or looks like they’re in need of help. I think the difference is that people around here are used to doing things quickly – talking, walking, eating you name it that it makes us come off as very abrupt. 

My parents live in Hawaii, and when Darling Husband and I go out to visit we’re always asked what the rush is, LOL. 

Post # 53
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Helper bee

@Artificial-Sweetener:  

@MrsHoneyBear:  

I’m curious about where (in the general or specific) did you have the bad attitude/non-friendly experience? Southern California is big, so it could mean anything from Orange County, to Los Angeles, to Inland Empire, to San Diego. 

 

Post # 54
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@petalpetal:  All of it LOL. I’m about 45 mins from LA but frequent all parts of So Cal.

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Payless:  well I suppose I look like an idiot. I assumed you were speaking of Native Americans because your profile says Arizona and the fact that there are people who still do use the two interchangeably. Oh and my not reading a comment correctly. My bad

Post # 56
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Helper bee

@petalpetal:  All of it! I’ve lived in SD, Riverside, SB, Laguna Niguel, and have an uncle in LA. Everywhere. Biggest offenders were definitely in the OC and Riverside though.

Post # 57
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I live in the mid-atlantic, southern part of my state. It is pretty friendly here, in my small city, but it was even more so where I grew up, same general area but in the middle of nowhere.

 

People used to wave at me all the time while driving, as we passed one another on tiny backroads.

 

Where I live now, strangers do say hello or wish you a good day randomly, hold doors, and will make small talk more often than not with strangers.

Post # 58
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Helper bee

@Artificial-Sweetener:  

@MrsHoneyBear:  

 

LOL! I just died at both of your responses being the same thing. 

*mind blown* I guess maybe I see the world through rose-colored glasses or something. I always thought it was such a friendly place.

I will say this, every single time I’ve been in Venice I’ve had terrible experiences. And San Bernardino…worst city of all. The crimes rates + rudeness = me getting the hell out of Dodge.

I’ve lived in Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Loma Linda, and San Diego.

Post # 59
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@JerNCher:  I lived in Arizona tha majority of my life but no longer do. I do see how you would connect two and two together but I have never heard a person in Arizona refer to a Native American as a Indian. We often call hispanic people mexican because we are right on the border and don’t regularly need to differentiate between someone from spain versus someone from mexico. 

As far as I am concerned the word Indian for Native Americans is dead everywhere, I personally have not heard this mistake in a long while. 

Sorry if I came off as rude but the confusion caught me off guard Undecided

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

I moved from my hometown in Mississippi of 100,000 to a much smaller town in Missisippi of 6,000. People are actually a little bit rude here, mostly because everyone knows everyone, and they know if you aren’t from around here; I get stared at, all the time, everywhere I go. People look at me and make a million assumptions because of the way I talk and the way I dress and how short I cut my hair. It’s funny though because I’ve lived in Mississippi my entire life–all 23 years of it.

Don’t get me wrong, the people where I work are nice and friendly to me, but it’s like an oasis in a desert of hate, lol.

Now where I’m originally from, people are nice and friendly, but they mind their own business. They’ll wave/nod/smile/whatever, but most of the time they’re going to leave you alone.

Post # 61
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

im from northern NJ. almost everyone hdre (that ive encountered) is rude. especially on the road. Darling Husband and i vacationed down south, out west and to a resort where we met people from all over. we were shocked at their friendliness. i was honestly taken aback when strangers in New Mexico smiled and said hello. totally unheard of here. which is a big reason why we are moving in the next year or so.

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