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Old 07-09-2010, 10:15 PM
 
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Why, why do I keep reading about how transplants are shunned!? Is this true? I just don't get it. If there are so many houses available then why is it looked down upon to buy one and live in it!? Why does it matter that someone from NY or FL or CT moves to NC?

I was just in Charlotte and met so many nice folks - granted - not one of them was from NC originally. I took it as, "Wow, what a great place NC is! People come from everywhere."

Am I just reading too much internet ranting?
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:16 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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why, why do i keep reading about how transplants are shunned!? Is this true? I just don't get it. If there are so many houses available then why is it looked down upon to buy one and live in it!? Why does it matter that someone from ny or fl or ct moves to nc?

I was just in charlotte and met so many nice folks - granted - not one of them was from nc originally. I took it as, "wow, what a great place nc is! People come from everywhere."

am i just reading too much internet ranting?


yes.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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No, it's not true, we transplants are NOT Shunned. This is a big big lie.
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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I'm a transplant. I don't feel particularly shunned.
Well, except when I'm at a party and they make all us transplants stay outside and don't let us in the house with the rest of the guests. And at holidays, when I have to eat at the transplant table. But these examples are rare. I promise. Special events just for us -- like Transplants Days at Carowinds -- more than make up for the occasional shunning, IMO.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:22 AM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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Transplants are not shunned. I have made a lot of friends in the year I've been here, both natives and other transplants. I have never noticed any weirdness or rejections due to someone being a transplant.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Highland Creek, NC
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I think it has a lot to do with "our" attitudes. I am a transplant (2+ yrs now), and though there are a few things I miss about SoFla, I dont go around complaining about them. I decided to leave, now I enjoy what CLT has to offer. I think the transplants that get the bad rep are those that constantly complain about what CLT doesnt have (beach, Publix and Popeyes for me). You will do fine here, in my neighborhood we are the majority, not the minority LOL!
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: In the AC
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I'm a transplant. I don't feel particularly shunned.
Well, except when I'm at a party and they make all us transplants stay outside and don't let us in the house with the rest of the guests. And at holidays, when I have to eat at the transplant table. But these examples are rare. I promise. Special events just for us -- like Transplants Days at Carowinds -- more than make up for the occasional shunning, IMO.
Things will really get better when you don't have to wear a scarlet T anymore.
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Union County
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Things will really get better when you don't have to wear a scarlet T anymore.
I get mine off next week.... I hope! <fingers crossed>
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail
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yep
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:40 AM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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I've been in Charlotte area for 6 years, after living in 4 other states. My take is that this location is still the Old South in many ways. In each southern state I have lived, including NC, it has taken much longer to get to know people and make real friends, having to prove ones self, where in the north it was always a give-and-take situation.
Also if you are not a far-right-wing Christian, you are in larger trouble from the start.
It's not uncommon to be asked what church I belong to when introduced to a new person.
IMHO the OP is on to something.
Ok, I'm ready to get blasted. Try not to take this personally. It's just my opinion.
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