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Old 08-30-2015, 12:30 PM
 
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You guys are awesome with all of your suggestions. They are all so helpful. I will be printing these out so I can remember everything. I doubt we will fit all of this in, but it will be a good start!
We are moving to the Boise area in Dec. or Jan. from Pahrump!! Can't wait to get out of NV!!
You'll love it out there!
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Old 08-30-2015, 01:48 PM
 
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I hope you both let us know how it goes. It's always interesting to hear other people's adventures.
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:52 PM
 
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"I hope you both let us know how it goes. It's always interesting to hear other people's adventures."

I will definitely post after we get home. I am sure I won't want to come back home after I visit. lol You are all giving me such wonderful options. I can't wait to meet the people there if they are all as nice as you have been. I am used to people flipping you off before they would ever say hello or wave to you... Sad but true. If you all don't mind as well, can you tell me what age you are or at least the age range you are? I would love to make some friends before we get there also. I am 42 and my daughter as I said is 22. Thanks everyone!
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:29 PM
 
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"I hope you both let us know how it goes. It's always interesting to hear other people's adventures."

I will definitely post after we get home. I am sure I won't want to come back home after I visit. lol You are all giving me such wonderful options. I can't wait to meet the people there if they are all as nice as you have been. I am used to people flipping you off before they would ever say hello or wave to you... Sad but true. If you all don't mind as well, can you tell me what age you are or at least the age range you are? I would love to make some friends before we get there also. I am 42 and my daughter as I said is 22. Thanks everyone!
A friend of mine who moved here about 3 years ago related the following:

She was at a stoplight, and was not paying attention when the light changed. The guy in the car behind her, rather than honk, got out of his car, walked up and tapped on her window. When she opened the window, he asked if she was okay. No honking. No flipping off. No angry words. Just concern and kindness.

Nice huh?

My daughter and I have had several such experiences, one on our very first visit. When looking for a parking space at the local, crowded Fred Meyer, I approached a spot at the same time as a young (30's?) man in a pick up with a dog in the bed. He saw me, I saw him...he waved to me and "gave" me the spot.

Coming from Southern California, we were soooooo not used to that!
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:30 PM
 
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I hope you both let us know how it goes. It's always interesting to hear other people's adventures.
I definitely will keep you posted!
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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A friend of mine who moved here about 3 years ago related the following:

She was at a stoplight, and was not paying attention when the light changed. The guy in the car behind her, rather than honk, got out of his car, walked up and tapped on her window. When she opened the window, he asked if she was okay. No honking. No flipping off. No angry words. Just concern and kindness.

Nice huh?

My daughter and I have had several such experiences, one on our very first visit. When looking for a parking space at the local, crowded Fred Meyer, I approached a spot at the same time as a young (30's?) man in a pick up with a dog in the bed. He saw me, I saw him...he waved to me and "gave" me the spot.

Coming from Southern California, we were soooooo not used to that!
Wow! That is incredible! That is exactly what I am looking for. Thank you so much for telling me.
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:42 PM
 
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A friend of mine who moved here about 3 years ago related the following:

She was at a stoplight, and was not paying attention when the light changed. The guy in the car behind her, rather than honk, got out of his car, walked up and tapped on her window. When she opened the window, he asked if she was okay. No honking. No flipping off. No angry words. Just concern and kindness.

Nice huh?

My daughter and I have had several such experiences, one on our very first visit. When looking for a parking space at the local, crowded Fred Meyer, I approached a spot at the same time as a young (30's?) man in a pick up with a dog in the bed. He saw me, I saw him...he waved to me and "gave" me the spot.

Coming from Southern California, we were soooooo not used to that!
That is why I love it such much there!
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:36 PM
 
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A friend of mine who moved here about 3 years ago related the following:

She was at a stoplight, and was not paying attention when the light changed. The guy in the car behind her, rather than honk, got out of his car, walked up and tapped on her window. When she opened the window, he asked if she was okay. No honking. No flipping off. No angry words. Just concern and kindness.

Nice huh?

My daughter and I have had several such experiences, one on our very first visit. When looking for a parking space at the local, crowded Fred Meyer, I approached a spot at the same time as a young (30's?) man in a pick up with a dog in the bed. He saw me, I saw him...he waved to me and "gave" me the spot.

Coming from Southern California, we were soooooo not used to that!
This is not typical of the Boise area. Rather, it sounds like a one in a million occurrence. Truth be told, most Idahoans are probably drawing their guns if someone is coming up to their window at a stoplight.

Back here in reality, most Boise drivers will probably just wait a few seconds before honking, but an increasing amount will honk their horns very quickly. I hear it every day in my office overlooking Idaho St. I hear it when I bike around town, or drive home. Heck, I honk my horn if some dingle is sitting at a green light because s/he is playing on their phone.

Why?

Because more and more people are texting or chatting on their cell phones. It's not a Boise thing... it's a modern day life thing. People here aren't any different than people anywhere else. They text and chat and their phones; they're absent minded. And people here don't like waiting on other people because of that absentmindedness, just like people everywhere else. That's what your horn is for.
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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This is not typical of the Boise area. Rather, it sounds like a one in a million occurrence. Truth be told, most Idahoans are probably drawing their guns if someone is coming up to their window at a stoplight.

Back here in reality, most Boise drivers will probably just wait a few seconds before honking, but an increasing amount will honk their horns very quickly. I hear it every day in my office overlooking Idaho St. I hear it when I bike around town, or drive home. Heck, I honk my horn if some dingle is sitting at a green light because s/he is playing on their phone.

Why?

Because more and more people are texting or chatting on their cell phones. It's not a Boise thing... it's a modern day life thing. People here aren't any different than people anywhere else. They text and chat and their phones; they're absent minded. And people here don't like waiting on other people because of that absentmindedness, just like people everywhere else. That's what your horn is for.
Agreed. I would freak out if some guy walked up and tapped on my window. No way would I roll it down to talk to them.

And most people just give a little horn tap. Not a long honk, just a little "hey, you awake up there?". In the 17 years I've owned my car, I'm sure I've honked the horn fewer than 10 times.

But the philosophy is right. Most people are polite here. People make eye contact, and moreover even smile and say good morning to strangers on the street.
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I don't know...I think Boise drivers can be relatively aggressive. They're particularly bad, IMO, for tailgating in the slow lane. My step-dad is terrible for this. I'm like - just go around.

And strangely, from my observations rude drivers don't always equate to rude people. When I was driving in New Zealand people were very aggressive on the roads (insane tailgaters) but very friendly in person.
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