(Closed) how friendly are people in your area?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 93
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@TheOkieWifey:  I live in OKC too. We are ridiculously friendly here. I lived in Frankfurt, Germany for five years and they don’t even give you the time of day. Here, someone will tell you their family history and offer you lunch all in one fell swoop!

Post # 94
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Two words: Minnesota nice lol 🙂

Post # 95
982 posts
Busy bee

@souza_2005:  I live in a town with a population of around 50,000, and the locals are somewhat friendly. I’m the kind of person that will walk up the street and smile at strangers, or say hello. Sometimes that is reciprocated, other times not. 

I went to Hong Kong last year, and found that due to the huge population, people are in such a hurry most of the time that manners go completely out the window! People push past you and you have to adopt the same attitude or you’ll get walked over (figuratively and literally!). It made me realise how much friendlier my hometown is! I’m the kind of person that excuses myself when walking past someone browsing in a shop, I’ll hold the door for people, and this isn’t typical in HK. When I came back, I had to change my attitude back to being polite and having good manners. Pushing through people is not the done thing here!

When I travelled around the US a few years back, I was really touched by how friendly the locals were in Memphis. Every one we came across wanted to know where we were from, and said ‘God bless you’. It was so sweet. 

Post # 96
4514 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@smirkypox:  +1 I grew up in rural PA where people are friendly and help each other out (if a bit racist and narrowminded, in my area, at least).

NOVA/DC is NOT like that. My friends and I joke that you can tell the outsiders/transplants from the DC natives by whether or not they’re friendly.

Post # 97
214 posts
Helper bee

LOL NYC. people wouldn’t pee on you if you were on fire. some of the least friendly people i’ve ever encountered here. most are self centered, self absorbed & selfish (self self self lol)

Post # 98
4691 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I’m from upstate NY. We’re all a bunch of assholes essentially because we’re cold all the time.

Post # 99
1222 posts
Bumble bee

As much as the South can be close-minded and prejudiced, down here people are remarkably polite, nice, and hospitable. Unfortunately, I have no experience with other places. 

Post # 102
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@orchidaloha:  Montreal? Everyone I encountered there were just… not nice. I’ve been there a few times and I love the city, but the people don’t seem to like me!

I think I answered this thread already but I live in Toronto, and was raised here, and people here are quite nice. During the business day, not so much – they are always in a hurry. But after hours and on weekends, the people are great.

Post # 103
10650 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@souza_2005:  I hope you take this as friendly 🙂

You’re not tagging people correctly.  You need to hit reply at the bottom of someone’s post to do that.  Then they will get the notification if they have that option selected and people can jump to the post you’re replying to if it’s on the same page.

Post # 104
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

@musical-lady:  No, I live in Calgary. I’ve lived here for 16 years and travelled quite a bit and it’s one of the most unfriendly places I’ve ever been. 

Post # 105
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@JerNCher:  I grew up in Va Beach and people were always friendly!

Post # 106
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I live in NYC, and I find people to be relatively friendly. People are always stopping me to tell me how much they like my coat (it’s hot pink). And tourists always ask me for directions, and I am happy to provide them.

I guess I do agree that people don’t generally make eye contact and smile at you as much as in other places, but that is fine with me! When people smile at me and say hi, I tend to get a little embarrassed if I don’t know them.

The only people that are incredibly unfriendly here are some retail workers or restaurant/deli workers–there is no “customer service,” it’s just like, get in, get out, get on your way! But then again, I like efficiency, so it doesn’t bother me!

Post # 107
1341 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

@Tori5810: This makes me so happy to read that, because Fiance and I may be moving to Atlanta in the near future, and we’re both pretty nervous because it will be the biggest place we’ve ever lived!

His hometown has 700 people and only one stoplight, it’s crazy.

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