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Old 04-29-2011, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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Spent the day in Huntington Beach recently buying a car and everyone I dealt with at the dealership was nice as could be. The staff at the nearby restaurant was friendly and talkative. No horns blowing on Beach Blvd as I walked along it killing time while my car was being detailed and checked. Seemed like quite a nice place to this small town Northern Californian. Every time I've been to OC for theme park and beach vacations everyone was just "average" as far as being friendly goes. Didn't seem any less polite or friendly than my area of the state.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:55 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Spent the day in Huntington Beach recently buying a car and everyone I dealt with at the dealership was nice as could be. The staff at the nearby restaurant was friendly and talkative. No horns blowing on Beach Blvd as I walked along it killing time while my car was being detailed and checked. Seemed like quite a nice place to this small town Northern Californian. Every time I've been to OC for theme park and beach vacations everyone was just "average" as far as being friendly goes. Didn't seem any less polite or friendly than my area of the state.
Well I would hope the service at car dealers and restaurants was good. Kinda hard to attract business and keep it otherwise.

EDIT: Ok that sounded very douchebaggery. What I meant was those place are generally going to have nicer people.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:18 PM
 
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Californians are so rude because they are all broke and super stressed out financially. When you are under so much financial stress you tend to be an ******* to everyone around you since you have become a super self-absorbed about getting your bills paid. The other big problem in california is that its full of non-english speaking immigrants who do not want to assimilate and learn to speak english. If you don't speak chinese, spanish, persian or korean you are considered an outsider and left out. california is not really part of america, its technically a foreign country full of immigrants but part of the usa. fact-nobody here cares about you unless you can do something for them. this is the ultimate rat race, thats why so many people in california are on drugs. theyre reality sucks and they need to escape and get high.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:31 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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they are reality sucks?
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Are Californians rude or do they just have higher expectations of their fellow man? Perhaps those who perceive rudness aren't living up to them.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:54 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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And to think he/she/it drove in late last night from the outer limits just to favor us with that insightful commentary.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:14 AM
 
Location: anywhere but Seattle
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I moved from SoCal to Washington state 2 years ago. The people in WA are far more rude especially when they're behind the wheel.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: 'Murica
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Are Californians rude or do they just have higher expectations of their fellow man? Perhaps those who perceive rudness aren't living up to them.


My g/f has the same philosophy. Gotta love her.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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My theory is that people in extremely huge metro-plex type areas have the benefit/burden of perceived anonymity, so you're not "accountable to the community" for your actions, unless criminal. Rudeness is not criminal. In smaller communities, there's a very good chance that going around being rude to people will eventually come back to bite you in one way or another. In a NY or LA, chances are you'll never again see or encounter the 8 people you verbally abused yesterday. Now, you may get shot by the guy you flipped the bird to on the 405, but that's not too likely.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana
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because people here are spoiled bratty children, when they see a ball they don't wanna play with the ball, but when somebody else picks up the ball they wanna play with the ball, L.A. has an attention mentality, a star mentality about what's hot, people in SoCal care about whats cool and whats happening at the moment, what everyone else is paying attention too, following
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