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Old 10-24-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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I wouldn't call it a "culture shock" unless you're coming from the sub-Saharan area etc.. I've had 99.9% positive experience with the limited time I've spent in Charleston, hence why the fam is relocating.

I've only met one snobby person @ Morgan Creek Grill. I picked up a young mother's child's toy when they threw it on the ground and proceeded to place it front of her on the table with the phrase "There ya go, your child dropped this...".. She gave me a quick glance, and continued whatever mundane convo she was having with a family member.. No "thank you", no acknowledgement, nothing.. Took me a little by surprise.. I'm usually the guy to say "YOU'RE WELCOME!" like an obnoxious ass when people do this... But, I didn't My wife would have been proud of me.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Good job for being humble Brasqo. I am from another east coastal city so it is no different here for me. Very similar, so no 'culture shock'. I imagine if you are from a very big city or a city or town that is in the mountains or in the middle of land with no water around you it will be differerent.
People are snotty everywhere, and there are nice people everywhere. There are bluebloods here with 'old money' that are very snooty. There are people that think because of their money or job they are better than others, this is everywhere. There are also many kind, people, that will invite you to church, or just say hi and ask how you are doing (and actually really mean it).
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:29 AM
 
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Good job for being humble Brasqo. I am from another east coastal city so it is no different here for me. Very similar, so no 'culture shock'. I imagine if you are from a very big city or a city or town that is in the mountains or in the middle of land with no water around you it will be differerent.
People are snotty everywhere, and there are nice people everywhere. There are bluebloods here with 'old money' that are very snooty. There are people that think because of their money or job they are better than others, this is everywhere. There are also many kind, people, that will invite you to church, or just say hi and ask how you are doing (and actually really mean it).
This sums it up perfectly.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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I actually feel new money folks are more snooty than old money folks.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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There's no across-the-board judgement that would fit. People of all walks can be nice or not and in fact they can be pleasant one day and not the next. We all can just hope to have as many "pleasant days" as possible ourselves and who knows, maybe we can change someone from grumpy to pleasant in mid day by our own attitude. (I've had it done for me before...)
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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To all of you that mentioned bad drivers and rude people, how do you know they were locals as opposed to transplants or tourists?
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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To all of you that mentioned bad drivers and rude people, how do you know they were locals as opposed to transplants or tourists?
They had an Ohio State Buckeyes sticker on the back of their car - they had to be locals.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:38 PM
 
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They had an Ohio State Buckeyes sticker on the back of their car - they had to be locals.
If you're not from Ohio you're in the minority it seems.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:29 AM
 
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I did have culture shock when we moved to NC. I worked a hour outside of Charlotte in a very small town and the shock to me was how closed off people were. I try to be as pleasant and nice as possible. I am originally from RI, but lived in AZ where people wave and talk to their neighbors. I had alot of people who were quite nasty to me because I was a Yankee or just really cold. It made my job that I usually love really unpleasant. I
do work with the elderly population. my husband who works with young adults didnt have same experiences. I also
didn't have that same experience when I worked closer to Charlotte. Here in SC, I have never had that issue. I think because the military bases were here people were used to transplants or maybe just friendlier to begin with!! We felt more at home here after 6 months than we ever did in NC.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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If you're not from Ohio you're in the minority it seems.
Apparently so, and I've never so much as been there. It makes me feel like I'm missing something but I can't imagine what.
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