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Old 07-17-2013, 07:24 PM
 
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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Charleston ranked one of 'America's Snobbiest Cities' - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Do y'all agree?

I can "kinda" agree with this. I will say that when I am walking downtown, there are many rude people who will just stand in the middle of the sidewalk or in the middle of the market. After waiting forever for them to move and I say "excuse me," they just look at me like I have 4 heads. Maybe it's not the locals but the tourists?

Also, as much as I love Mt Pleasant, I have noticed a bit of a snooty-ness that comes with the area. Walking around Towne Centre, it seems so many people are having a bad day! I even made a comment to my husband after repeatedly seeing women acting snobby.

These are all just my opinions though
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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Downtown it is definitely mostly tourists. I worked downtown for just about 2 years and I could always tell when the tourists were around. The locals that were on lunch just wanted to get where they were going and get back to work. The tourists would hog the whole sidewalk and walk really slow. I'm sure some of the locals do this also, but I noticed it a lot when it was heavy tourist season.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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Not moving out of the way is just rude and happens everywhere. AND -- honestly -- the market is a wandering kind of place. Folks are distracted by everything. They don't mean to get in your way...and then when you say excuse me they think you are being rude and implying they are rude.........so they get defensve and get ruder.

We people are an odd bunch.

As for snobs.......they are everywhere. There are snobs about where you choose to live, what handbags you buy, where you eat, whether or not you carry or own a gun, whether or not you support a football team, blah, blah, blah. Somes times I think we aren't becoming a more tolerant society, but a more judgemental and self centered one.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:18 PM
 
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According to the article, "High end shopping is one of the reasons why the city made the list. The other is the Southern cuisine."

I don't get that rationale.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:57 AM
 
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I say "excuse you", not excuse "me" when I want someone to GTF outta my way. Then again, I'm also quick with the car horn if someone is driving stupidly.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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You want to get around someone that's in your way? You say "Pardon me". Pardon me vice Excuse me tends to have a friendlier connotation for some reason. I've never had one person do anything but smile at me (and move). Now, to be fair, I do have a fairly significant Southern accent and I always smile when I say it. So maybe that helps? But yeah, the Market downtown? Almost 100% tourists.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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You want to get around someone that's in your way? You say "Pardon me". Pardon me vice Excuse me tends to have a friendlier connotation for some reason. I've never had one person do anything but smile at me (and move). Now, to be fair, I do have a fairly significant Southern accent and I always smile when I say it. So maybe that helps? But yeah, the Market downtown? Almost 100% tourists.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Meh, their list is nowhere near good enough anyway.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:21 AM
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You want to get around someone that's in your way? You say "Pardon me". Pardon me vice Excuse me tends to have a friendlier connotation for some reason. I've never had one person do anything but smile at me (and move). Now, to be fair, I do have a fairly significant Southern accent and I always smile when I say it. So maybe that helps? But yeah, the Market downtown? Almost 100% tourists.

So you say, 'Pah-don me". That'll work.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC (West Ashley)
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According to the article, "High end shopping is one of the reasons why the city made the list. The other is the Southern cuisine."

I don't get that rationale.
High end shopping? Um, maybe King Street I guess? We have some high-end stores downtown but that's about the only place really. Obviously anyone thinking high-end stores did not visit Citadel Mall .

I don't get the rationale either.

I think what happens is people base their opinions on downtown, which is more of a tourist destination, rather than the areas of Charleston where the locals live, like Mt. P, West Ashley, Summerville, James Island, etc.

In the 14 months I've lived here, I've experienced a few snobby people, yes, but that's everywhere you go. I haven't experienced any more snobbish-ness than I did in my small town growing up. Actually MUCH LESS... but no one's going to a little country town to do a study and call it snobby, either.
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