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Old 05-09-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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Some people on this thread claim that Texans are proud of their home state, though I have seen no empirical evidence of it. So are they thinking they actually know something about somebody else based on some superficial aspect, such as their appearance? I have met plenty of people who grew up in Texas and act nothing like the common perceptions of Texans. Or should that be a question only left to sociologists collecting demographic data?
Well, it took only 17 of his posts, but it seems pretty obvious to me now that he posts simply to argue, be snarky, throw religion in to topics that have nothing to do with religion (in his very first post about moving to Texas, he asked under the pretense of wanting to learn about the state, "Do cowboy boots carry any color symbolism? E.g. are black cowboy boots only worn by Jews?"), and start threads that are by their very nature rude and insulting (like this one and the one where he asked "which local bands making terrible noises are we supposed to believe is nationally famous?"). So I think I'll put him on Ignore Troll now. I'm sure I'll be happier that way.

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Old 05-09-2012, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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I know which complex you live in as I lived there too for a while. There are a lot of families of Indian ethnicity there, but that's a higher concentration than most of Austin. As for their religion, I never bothered to ask but I noticed a lot of families got together for potlucks every Wednesday (would always see them walking across the parking lots with bowls of food). Maybe they're Hindu Baptists?

Technically, I'm not a native Texan but I've lived here 2/3rds of my life. Is it really important that I cover myself and my yard in Texas paraphernalia? Or is simply having a good friendly Texas attitude and saying my 'Yes, Sirs' and 'Thank you, ma'ams' good enough?
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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Conversely, I've been in any number of situations where people were offended because I did not assume anything about them. I could start conversations by asking people if they speak English, though that tends to offend regardless of whether they speak it or not. In any given location, if I asked a local if they are from there, their response was "OF COURSE!!!". If I did not make assumptions based on a given person's appearance, then they thought I was ignorant or in denial. Should I conclude from this thread that Texans are very sensitive about whether someone is Hindu or not?
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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Well, it took only 17 of his posts, but it seems pretty obvious to me now that he posts simply to argue, be snarky, throw religion in to topics that have nothing to do with religion (in his very first post about moving to Texas, he asked under the pretense of wanting to learn about the state, "Do cowboy boots carry any color symbolism? E.g. are black cowboy boots only worn by Jews?"), and start threads that are by their very nature rude and insulting (like this one and the one where he asked "which local bands making terrible noises are we supposed to believe is nationally famous?"). So I think I'll put him on Ignore Troll now. I'm sure I'll be happier that way.

I'm with you! Now, I just have to remember how to do it!
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:20 PM
 
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Interesting. I haven't met anyone from Texas at work. My apartment complex is about 90% Hindu, with a few Chinese and whites from other parts of the USA. I don't think I've met any Texas natives, actually. Are they some sort of endangered species?
Perhaps ypou live in a ethic areas and don't get around much. That is the only way I can see anyone coming to that conclusion in Austin or any other areas ;really. Like of like goig to SF and only visting China town.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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I'm with you! Now, I just have to remember how to do it!
Log in, then click on "My Settings" towards the top, then the "Edit Ignore List" link on the left. Then type a user's name in the Ignore field.

Then breath a sigh of relief that you won't have to read any more postings from whoever it is you just blocked.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Based on his posts, I don't predict a long period of employment for the OP here in Austin.

Competition is high, plenty of folks want to work here, and personality issues are usually weeded out fairly quickly. Probably will end up in Houston where they are a little more patient, since they have trouble getting people down there. Good thing he decided to lease first.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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bluebell is crap.

central market gelato is good though
Even I am disappointed since they started using HFCS, but I wouldn't go as far as to say that it is crap. I will have to try Central Market Gelato, however.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:25 PM
 
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Competition is high, plenty of folks want to work here, and personality issues are usually weeded out fairly quickly. Probably will end up in Houston where they are a little more patient, since they have trouble getting people down there. Good thing he decided to lease first.
In your opinion, who would you say wants to move to Texas? Before coming here, I don't recall meeting anyone that said they want to move to Texas. Most people, like myself, are dragged in kicking and screaming as circumstances dictate.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: In exile in Richardson, TX
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Log in, then click on "My Settings" towards the top, then the "Edit Ignore List" link on the left. Then type a user's name in the Ignore field.

Then breath a sigh of relief that you won't have to read any more postings from whoever it is you just blocked.
It works! Thanks for the instructions.

I wouldn't ever dare to generalize after being in a new place for just two weeks.

But, it's pretty obvious that Texas pride is everywhere - watch the news, read some newspapers, and just drive around.
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