(Closed) What are some sterotypes about where you live?

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Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

That we are ignorant rednecks who do a lot of meth.

 

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@KatyElle:  

You perfectly described one of my best friends and he’s from Boston. He got downright indignant, maybe even pissed off, because I once made an innocent Babe Ruth reference.

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@bells219:  I get asked about these all the time… especially if we ride horses to school/work!! I’ve personally been on a horse only three times.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

NYC – impatient, in a hurry, rude. I find that people around me are slow, and I’m usually the impatient one! Needless to say, I’m disappointed it’s not a faster pace of life sometimes haha. Maybe it’s different in the financial district, but not where I work and live.

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@elysion:  The particular suburb of Chicago I grew up in is known for being stuck-up rich people but also very smart with a good school system.

It sounds like we grew up in very similar towns – and in my case, the steryotypes are mostly true. There was a  lot of weath in the area where I grew up, and most people are well educated  … however I don’t personally know many who I’d consider ‘stuck up.’ (And I find that the ones who are are usually transplants/new to town.) 

Post # 37
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Let’s see ….

Born in the Bronx … so I must be good at knife fights (yes someone in college asked me that um huh? )

Raised in Baltimore suburbs … So i MUST be rich. play lax. be preppy and love horses …. My fiance is from Florida and all his friends think I must be able to handle myself in shoot outs between gangs, know alot about dog fighting and kick butt if i get mugged ( i said SUBURBS … more preppy than anything  lol ..and um soccer not Lax)

Live in Florida …. My northern family members think we get a year pass to Disney/orlando magic games/Sea World with our tax returns just because … be tan, drive pickups, wear daisy dukes, drive ATV’s, go mudding and think camo’s are formal wear ….. or everyone I know must be over 70 years old .. not a chance lol

the whole think makes me laugh

Post # 38
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I forgot to mention that I’m from Kansas. I get asked if I’ve ever been through a tornado… I’m quick to remind people that the long track, violent tornados are not the norm. Yes days like April 14 happen.

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@HisIrishPrincess:   I went to college in the Bronx, and I’m from a Baltimore suburb! The lax thing is pretty much true 😛

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@KristenGotMarried:  Love it! I just drove through Ohio yesterday, on my way home from Atlanta, and I couldn’t believe how many Timmy’s I saw!!!!!

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My Fiance wanted to add Rhode Island in here:

He says the stereotype is that they’re all a bunch of hillbilly fishermen who do nothing but eat clam cakes and “chowdah”, that RI isn’t a state and is actually part of New York, Quahog (from Family Guy) is a real place when it actually doesn’t exist, and that RI is an actual island haha. And also that everyone owns a boat

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

New Jersey-

that we all fist pump, wear big hair, love leopard print, must have a tan… basically anything “jersey shore” or “jerseylicious” represents.

that we’re all really rude drivers (although, some of us are, most other people don’t know how to drive =P )

that we’re obnoxious and rude in general, I’ve had people go from nice to mean in .5 seconds when they found out I was from NJ, cause they thought I was going to be a bitch.

that the whole state smells bad/is one giant industrial area. There are tons of farms, and rural areas… most of the industrial part is by NYC. Oh, and it doesn’t smell bad here!

That none of us know how to pump gas at a gas station… while it’s true we don’t pump our gas here, we do travel to other states and use it there lol.

 

 

Post # 45
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Maryland is difficult! To echo another poster who stole the words from my mouth, it really depends on the region you’re thinking of. 

Eastern shore: Love crabs, simple farmer folk who fish on occasion! 

Mountains: Simple mountain folk living in blue collar, economically depressed areas

Baltimore: B’lieve, Hon! 

MOCO Suburbs of DC: Politicians, $$$, etc. MS13 Gangery hanging around

PG County: Stay out, unless you want to wind up in the Anacostia River on the south end, gets better towards the northern end

Howard County: Rich people, snobby soccer moms 

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@SouthernGirl:  no, we don’t. It’s actually against the law here (and in Oregon too, I believe). Back in like the 40’s or 50’s, the lawmakers thought that having “untrained” people pump work a hazardous material was too dangerous, so we have attendants who do it for us. The downside is that you have to sit in your car and wait for the guy/woman to come to your car and start it, then they usually walk away and you have to wait for them to come back. Although, our gas seems to still be cheaper than in most parts of the country.

Also- job security I guess? It certainly makes a lot of jobs. You could also argue that the other 48 states have people who aren’t dumb enough to light the gasoline on fire!

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