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Old 02-04-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Hurt the true vibe of Atlanta from the 80s to today?
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:35 PM
 
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Hurt the true vibe of Atlanta from the 80s to today?
Too easy, loud mouth Yankees from the Northeast who constantly complain about the way we do things down here and love to proclaim "back in New York, we did it this way" or "back in Jersey, we would never do things like this". NO other part of the country produces as many loud mouths who surprisingly want to live in other regions on the country than the Northeast. I have oftern wondered and even asked a Yankee or too, if its so great and we are so backwards WHY ARE YOU HERE??
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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I worked with few New Yorkers and they always complained about New York being better and Atlanta is not a "real city" and of course they lived in Roswell and were making these statements. Finally, one day it got so annoying having to listen to them during my lunch break, I asked them why they left their great city for Atlanta which is not a "real" city. They both didn't know what to say. Of course I have been to New York and also know many New Yorkers in Atlanta who are my friends. It was another New Yorker who was working with me that said he's been around the country and "there ain't nothing like the A". There must be something right about the city if it keeps attracting people from the New York, Chicago and other places. It can't just be better weather and cheaper living because Florida has warmer winters and no state taxes. There wouldn't be so many people from around the country here and there wouldn't be so many from around the world here.

At one retail place I worked in north Fulton area, we had coworkers from North Africa, west Africa, Middle East, Uzbekistan, Armenia, China, Iran, Mexico. El Salvador, Lithuania, Poland, Greece, Russia, Haiti and much more. All this diversity in a "fake" city, in a suburb on top of all. I think the only thing that hurts Atlanta is the racists in teh government and the hardline right-wing conservatives, who see it as some kind of crime for a city to change or certain people move in.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: ATL
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I worked with few New Yorkers and they always complained about New York being better and Atlanta is not a "real city" and of course they lived in Roswell and were making these statements. Finally, one day it got so annoying having to listen to them during my lunch break, I asked them why they left their great city for Atlanta which is not a "real" city. They both didn't know what to say. Of course I have been to New York and also know many New Yorkers in Atlanta who are my friends. It was another New Yorker who was working with me that said he's been around the country and "there ain't nothing like the A". There must be something right about the city if it keeps attracting people from the New York, Chicago and other places. It can't just be better weather and cheaper living because Florida has warmer winters and no state taxes. There wouldn't be so many people from around the country here and there wouldn't be so many from around the world here.

At one retail place I worked in north Fulton area, we had coworkers from North Africa, west Africa, Middle East, Uzbekistan, Armenia, China, Iran, Mexico. El Salvador, Lithuania, Poland, Greece, Russia, Haiti and much more. All this diversity in a "fake" city, in a suburb on top of all. I think the only thing that hurts Atlanta is the racists in teh government and the hardline right-wing conservatives, who see it as some kind of crime for a city to change or certain people move in.
I offered one a free plane ticket back to their real city and they didn't take it
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:00 PM
 
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of course not and then they usually come up with some silly excuse "my baby mama is from here so I moved here to be near my children" yet they don't even see their children. If you hate a place that much, you can make arrangements to see your children without having to move. I wouldn't go to a place I hate. I spent years in other states and didn't like where I was so I left. It's that simple. I always hear about New York and other places yet they continue to live in Atlanta no matter how much they hate it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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of course not and then they usually come up with some silly excuse "my baby mama is from here so I moved here to be near my children" yet they don't even see their children. If you hate a place that much, you can make arrangements to see your children without having to move. I wouldn't go to a place I hate. I spent years in other states and didn't like where I was so I left. It's that simple. I always hear about New York and other places yet they continue to live in Atlanta no matter how much they hate it.
My favorite one is "I only moved here because I was relocated by my job."
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:40 PM
 
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I guess southern hospitality is conditional for some people...it sounds like you need to lighten up a little. It's hard to acclimate to a new and totally different region and it's pretty common to yearn for the comforts of your home. Of course complaining about your new city isn't the way to do make friends, but neither is complaining about the complainers. Maybe a little hospitality and friendliness would help change their minds? Something to think about.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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My favorite one is "I only moved here because I was relocated by my job."
Yup, I've heard that one before, too. In my experience with such people, something happened to them and they go on a rampage about Atlanta sucks. In most cases it's a relationship problem with a female or something and they take it out on Atlanta. People in Atlanta are generally nice for a city that size and they are willing to help people.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Too easy, loud mouth Yankees from the Northeast who constantly complain about the way we do things down here and love to proclaim "back in New York, we did it this way" or "back in Jersey, we would never do things like this". NO other part of the country produces as many loud mouths who surprisingly want to live in other regions on the country than the Northeast. I have oftern wondered and even asked a Yankee or too, if its so great and we are so backwards WHY ARE YOU HERE??
The same thing could be said for many people born & raised right here in Atl & the the surrounding states, I'm no fan of those up north people either, but its not all peaches & cream with the natives either.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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of course not and then they usually come up with some silly excuse "my baby mama is from here so I moved here to be near my children" yet they don't even see their children. If you hate a place that much, you can make arrangements to see your children without having to move. I wouldn't go to a place I hate. I spent years in other states and didn't like where I was so I left. It's that simple. I always hear about New York and other places yet they continue to live in Atlanta no matter how much they hate it.
It all comes down to QOL & perception. Most of those guys who say that, are here for the cookies. Or they could be running from failure back home. I think a lot of people move with the intention of reinventing themselves, then they get here & Atlanta is not what they were expecting. I say let them vent. At my job the women are Way louder than the guys about what they dislike, mostly complaining about how Atlanta has too many gays & not enough real men. I just roll my eyes at that stuff, but again I say let them vent.
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