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Old 09-12-2010, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I completely agree with you and I would have to say most of the nastiest people I come across on a daily basis are the women here in socal. Even when you are driving down the road take a look after someone cuts you off or tries to run you down as it does happen often they are all women!

Being a woman this makes me unhappy to say it but the woman is socal are snobby "You know What's". Get off your high horse and Buy a Clue-You are not God's gift to the world.

Just Sayin'
I don't know, I think Katy Perry would have us think otherwise.

"You could travel the world, but nothing comes close to the Golden Coast

Once you party with us, you'll be falling in love

Ooh, oh, ooh"

Maybe only the ones that can melt our popcicles can be considered though as God's gift. All others need not apply. LOL
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I completely agree with you and I would have to say most of the nastiest people I come across on a daily basis are the women here in socal. Even when you are driving down the road take a look after someone cuts you off or tries to run you down as it does happen often they are all women!

Being a woman this makes me unhappy to say it but the woman is socal are snobby "You know What's". Get off your high horse and Buy a Clue-You are not God's gift to the world.

Just Sayin'
I can say the same thing about the North Shore of Chicago where I live now. People are people no matter where you go. It all depends on whether you choose to notice the inevitable rude people or focus on the pleasant people you encounter. It is your story, you can write it any way you want.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:40 AM
 
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I know you didn't just suggest another money-sucking big brother device for our overgrown state government to subject us to...
I didn't suggest anything. I said that the cameras keep the Arizonans in check. I'm not a fan of speed cameras at all. I am, however, a fan of red light cameras, as I've seen too many intersection accidents due to overly aggressive "California Girls" trying to beat the light or not paying attention while texting, or my personal favorite, not stopping at a red light right turn. I want those folks punished, yes. Speed? Too ambiguous for a camera to judge.

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I know you mentioned Southern California and Seattle, and not California and Washington, but both areas have such a disproportionate amount of the population of their respective states that the regional rate is not going to vary much from the statewide figures.
I'll do you one better. How about LIVE data?

CHP Traffic Incident Information Page

As of the time and date of my posting there are 7 separate traffic incidents, all in Los Angeles alone. At 8 AM on a Sunday morning - a time when most people should either be (A) getting breakfast, (B) going to morning church, (C) drinking their coffee and reading the news or (D) asleep. (EDIT: There are now 11 total!)


Now let's look at Arizona. Let's be bold - let's look at ALL of Arizona:

ADOT Freeway Management System (http://www.az511.com/hcrsweb/hcrsweb.jsp - broken link)

As of the time and date of my posting there is NOT ONE accident that I can see, unless I'm reading the map wrong. Tons of planned lane closures, more cameras than I care to mention, they've basically got total Draconian control of their freeways and it shows. Unlike good old California where we have no such control, we've got accidents all over the place.


Let's look at Seattle:

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/seattle/incidents/

No incidents reported.

Let's look at ALL of Washington State:

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/traf...s/default.aspx

One major incident and it's a planned event. No accidents.


Fatalities are not the only measuring stick dude. And I don't want to hear BS about "it's 8AM on a Sunday!!!" I know...that's what makes it so bad. There's no excuse for any city in California to be having that many accidents at this hour, and I know Los Angeles does not have more residents than the entire state of Arizona, so that debunks that theory. Bottom line - we've got issues.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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People are stressed out more from traffic, jobs, or family life more so in the cities. SoCal is a wealthy area in general so you get more rude rich people. It's why I left and never went back. I'll stick with smaller cities and central california.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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People are stressed out more from traffic, jobs, or family life more so in the cities. SoCal is a wealthy area in general so you get more rude rich people. It's why I left and never went back. I'll stick with smaller cities and central california.
I don't think that people in less populated areas of California are any more friendly than urban areas. I regularly go into Central California or the Central Valley and have never experienced anything that was different than people in Los Angeles or the Bay Area. How are people more friendly in San Luis Obispo than LA?
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:30 PM
 
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I almost feel bad for people who think SoCal is rude, but have yet to experience NYC, Boston, and Chicago.
No kidding and move Boston to the front of the line.

Lived 20 plus years in Southern CA and really can't say I have found people rude compared to the east coast.

And I am originally from the east coast.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:33 PM
 
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People are stressed out more from traffic, jobs, or family life more so in the cities. SoCal is a wealthy area in general so you get more rude rich people. It's why I left and never went back. I'll stick with smaller cities and central california.
Really? I worked and drove through the Beverly Hills area for several years and had no issues.

I found just the opposite, they seemed pretty happy!
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:20 PM
 
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Really? I worked and drove through the Beverly Hills area for several years and had no issues.

I found just the opposite, they seemed pretty happy!
East Coast people are just more rude. People are in closer living quarters and you have higher amounts of poverty in the East Coast.

And there are good and bad people where ever you go. Yes, there are some jerks in Central California. I just think we have more friendly people here and people who will remember to be polite and then you have more religious people in smaller cities.

As for SLO and other college towns I find the ruder people to be some of the college students from larger cities. The locals are the nice ones
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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They are narcissistic.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:53 AM
 
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I have to chime in on this one. I relocated here a few years ago from Oakland and was immediately struck by the huge difference in peoples' behavior. I came here (OC) before the economy went sour so that can't be the reason, but it seems that lots of people here (not everyone, of course) are bursting at the seams with anger, and the smallest issue will send them into a rage. And there seems to be a message of "don't you dare inconvenience me, even for one second" from people. I had an accident on my bike in a major intersection, and the reaction from everyone who watched me go down sliding and rolling on the ground was to honk and shout for me to get the */@#$ out of their way, as I was lying in the street unable to move. Very different than where I came from. I have witnessed probably 15 public obscenity-laden screaming matches between strangers in the 3-4 years I've been here. I'm just not used to seeing that.

I do realize that people back east are considered rude, but to me they're easier to deal with. Yes they're abrupt. If easterners get mad you know it right away and you know why. But because they're so direct it's easier to meet strangers in a positive way. There seems to be less of the silent superior attitude. Hard to explain, I guess, unless you've experienced both coasts.

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